By Luke Frank

UNM Professor details community-based participatory research

November 18 book launch celebrates new edition

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - A free public event celebrating the publishing of Community-Based Participatory Research for Health, Advancing Social and Health Equity - third edition - is planned for November 18, 2-5 p.m., at the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, 7851 2nd St. SW in Albuquerque's South Valley. The event includes food and live music, and will be attended by many of the authors.

Chief Editor of the publication, Nina Wallerstein, DrPH, MPH, is a professor of public health in UNM's College of Population Health and director for the university's Center for Participatory Research. Wallerstein has been developing community-based participatory research (CBPR) and empowerment interventions for more than 30 years across New Mexico, the Southwest, Latin America and beyond.

"This newest edition provides the latest iterations of community-based participatory research and community-engaged research," Wallerstein says. "The book, co-edited by Bonnie Duran with the University Washington, John Oetzel with the University of Waikato in New Zealand, and Meredith Minkler with the University of California, Berkeley, provides a deep overview of CPBR history, theories and action, emerging trends and promising practices towards goals of knowledge democracy and health equity."

The publication is broken into chapters that detail CBPR and community-engaged research history and principles; working with diverse communities; building relationships for CBPR; research design; ethics; CBPR capacity health initiatives; partnership evaluation; and developing healthy public policy. For more information on Community-Based Participatory Research for Health, Advancing Social and Health Equity, visit,descCd-buy.html.

Categories: College of Population Health, Community Engagement, Research