The Centers for Community and Academic Research Partnerships Consultation Request

The Centers for Community and Academic Research Partnerships (CCARP) provides support to Mount Sinai scientists, staff, students, and local community partners to improve their ability to develop community-involved research projects, conduct community-involved research, and effectively use the many resources available. We offer help with any research-related question, from data collection to best practices in community-involved study recruitment and retention. CCARP offers career development services.

We help develop research ideas that may focus on specific projects, including the preparation of grants, or provide services related more generally to professional or career development goals. We can assist with grant applications and applications for NIH training awards such as the K and T awards. Additionally, we offer support to ensure inclusive participation that encourages mutual respect of values, strategies, and actions for authentic partnership between clinicians and community members to addressing issues affecting the well-being of the Harlem and Queens communities.

A CCARP Consultation Can:

  • Connect you with experts in the fields of data management, health policy, community-engaged research, ethical issues, multicultural and community affairs, and research design, when appropriate.
  • Provide information and support on the best practices in a range of community-involved research methods, including community-based participatory research.
  • With the help of a partnership board of community and academic leaders, help generate novel research ideas and advise researchers and community members on how to further their aims.
  • Serve as a conduit for an academic to request to present a project to the Partnership Board to gain further insight.
  • Suggest activities to promote formal and informal interactions between community members and academic researchers that increase the value of your project to the community and your knowledge of your community; this includes meetings, conferences, and tours both of East Harlem (primarily for researchers) and Mount Sinai for a day of learning about research (primarily for community members).
  • Connect you with both academic and community experts in community-engaged research, health disparities, and/or community outreach and education. Provide feedback regarding the development of research projects and/or protocols.
  • Connect you to programs to foster the career development of researchers underrepresented in academic medicine.

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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

Related Resource

Consultation Form [DOC]