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Community Engagement & Research Core

As a core of the CTSC, the Community Engagement and Research Core (CERC) Team will provide expertise in the full spectrum of the research process that supports an expansion of research with communities in New Mexico.

The UNMHSC CTSC plans to accomplish this goal by providing various CERC services, including free consultation and discussion/formulation of action plans to researchers. Examples include:

  • Grant application development, including assistance in the design of qualitative research study proposals
  • Community engagement and outreach, which includes traveling to communities and connecting with clinicians and community partners
  • Study coordination and project implementation for community research, which can include study orientation, recruitment, data collection, and dissemination of study results
  • Qualitative interviewing and focus group facilitation
  • Qualitative analysis

To schedule an appointment or for more information on the CERC and its services, contact Carla Cordova, Senior Program Manager.

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Community Engagement & Research Core Director

Robert Rhyne, MD

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Community Resources

Community Engaged Research Training

Collaboratively developed by the CTSC and the NM Cares Health Disparities Center, the video discusses basic concepts for effectively working with communities in health research.