The Community Research Advisory Board (CRAB) is a group of faculty and community stakeholders that host monthly meetings to provide consultation to researchers interested in engaging community members in research projects. The CRAB aims to ensure that research studies are culturally sensitive and relevant.
The Community Research Advisory Board (CRAB) was established in 2001 to advise researchers on how best to engage under-represented populations in research, and to foster collaboration among those populations and researchers interested in addressing health disparities.
Community members, service providers, and academics with a shared interest in research being responsive to community needs and being conducted in a culturally appropriate and ethical manner.
Over 90 researchers have presented research proposals or funded research projects to the CRAB seeking guidance on:
The CRAB meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month during the academic year with a "call" meeting in May and no meetings in June, July, August, or December.
Meetings are 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Pitt Publid Health's Foster Conference Room, 1155 Public Health (former 1149).
Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and the business meeting begins at noon.
To learn more about the CRAB and to schedule a presentation, contact:
Lora Ann BrayManager of Community Partnerships