Promoting Health Equity through Community Engaged Scholarship

March 5, 2014    12:00-1:30 PM (Eastern)


        Farrah Jacquez   
Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of Cincinnati


About this Session:

This webinar will present strategies--based on a Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) orientation--for engaging community organizations and stakeholders in health equity teaching and research. Additionally, the presenter will explore how young faculty using CBPR as a framework for starting an academic career have the opportunity to not only meet the requirements of promotion and tenure but also impact the health of local communities. Challenges of engaging communities pre-tenure and specific strategies used to address those obstacles will also be examined. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to discuss CBPR as an orientation to teaching and research, how this approach can have both a local and academic impact on health equity, and both the benefits and challenges of engaging in CBPR as an early career faculty.


About the Presenter:

1 JacquezFarrah Jacquez is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati. Her research, teaching, and service activities all focus on partnering with communities to address health inequities experienced by children and families. In partnership with Latino community stakeholders in Cincinnati, she is working to understand and improve the health and healthcare experiences of Latino immigrants in nontraditional destination areas. In addition, Dr. Jacquez is the academic partner in community coalition dedicated to fighting obesity in rural Appalachia. Together with her community partners, Dr. Jacquez has helped to secure funding for community organizations to develop health interventions for children and to disseminate the results of community-partnered work into both academic and community settings. Dr. Jacquez integrates community engagement into her teaching by working with her community partners to provide experiential pedagogical opportunities for undergraduates to learn about health disparities. She also mentors graduate students through community-partnered theses and dissertation projects. Dr. Jacquez completed her graduate training at Vanderbilt University, a clinical internship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and postdoctoral training in pediatric psychology at the Mailman Center for Child Development at the University of Miami.  In 2013, Dr. Jacquez received NERCHE's annual Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty.


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