Community Engagement Studios

Community Engagement Studios use a structured approach to bring researchers and members of the community together, face-to-face (or virtually), for a bidirectional conversation around research studies. This UB CTSI educational module video covers:

  • How the studio model strengthens research
  • Differences between studios, focus groups, and Community Participatory Research
  • Core components of studios
  • Logistics and costs
  • Identifying community experts

* This material was originally developed as a CTSI Open Research Office presentation.

Presented by CTSI Community Engagement Specialists Keenan Gibbons, MPH, and Grace McKenzie, MS

Running Time: 5 minutes

Posting Date: August 9, 2023

Contact the CTSI Community Engagement Core at

Additional resources:
2020 CTSI feature article on Community Engagement Studios:

2021 CTSI feature article on Community Engagement Studios:

CTSI Open Research Office session on Community Engagement Studios:

“Community Engagement Studios: A Structured Approach to Obtaining Meaningful Input From Stakeholders to Inform Research”: