For Community

About the Centers for Community and Academic Research Partnerships (CCARP)

CCARP connects faculty and community members so that each partner may develop their own research capacity while respecting the values and culture of the community throughout the research process. To achieve our goals, we direct our services to community and academic members in order to create a unique environment where both groups learn from one another.

Center for Community Engagement and Research

The Center aims to develop the capacity of community members and organizations to conduct research and to help researchers develop the knowledge and skills to work with community partners in a way that meets the needs of all parties.

Directors: Carol Horowitz, MD, MPH and Maida Galvez, MD, MPH

For questions regarding community-based and/or engaged research, community outreach, partnership development and protocols, please email Crispin Goytia, Program Manager, at

Center for Community and Population Data Studies

The Center uses data sets incorporating clinical, population, survey, environmental, and community data to support relevant population studies. Dr. Lawrence Kleinman's interest and experience include children's health, health disparities, measuring and improving health and the quality of health care, and the use of existing data to answer important questions regarding population and community health.

Director: Dr. Larry Kleinman

For statistical consultations related to community-engaged research, please email, Emma Benn at

Center for Training and Education

The mission of the Center is to develop and implement mentoring and educational programs for researchers, trainees, and community partners to gain skills as effective and innovative investigators and partners in research to promote community-involved research activities to address health inequities in New York City communities.

In addition, the Center promotes recruitment and mentoring of faculty members and trainees from groups underrepresented in medicine and biomedical research. Dr. Butts brings experience in clinical service and program development and evaluation, as well as healthy policy and national public health research.

Director: Gary C. Butts, MD

For questions regarding training and education programs for faculty or community members and diversity supplements, please email Michelle Ramos, Program Manager, at

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Contact Us

Community Engagement

Crispin Goytia
Program Manager
Tel: 212-824-7323

Training and Education

Michelle Ramos
Program Manager
Tel: 212-659-9594

Community and Population Data

Emma Benn
Associate Director

Any use of CTSA-supported resources requires citation of grant #UL1TR001433 awarded to Icahn School of Medicine in the acknowledgment section of every publication resulting from this support. Adherence to the NIH Public Access Policy is also required.