Welcome: Andrea Robles, Ph.D., Research and Evaluation Manager, AmeriCorps Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE)
Introductory Remarks: Mary Hyde Ph.D., Director of AmeriCorps ORE
- Emily Zimmerman Ph.D., Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Editor of “Researching Health Together: Engaging Patients and Stakeholders from Topic Identification to Policy Change,” and 2017 CNCS research grantee
- Michelle Brodesky, Strategic Learning & Evaluation Manager at Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. and CNCS Social Innovation Fund grantee
- Lisa Wolff, Sc.D., Vice President, Health Resources in Action, CNCS Social Innovation Fund grantee evaluator
How do we bring in stakeholders to actively participate in health research? Patients and stakeholders are increasingly sharing their expertise to direct research priorities and improve research implementation and dissemination. There is a great amount of diversity in approaches to co-producing research, from who initiates research to the roles that patients and stakeholders play throughout the research process. Effective participatory research must overcome a range of challenges, from deciding who ‘represents’ patient and stakeholder views to assessing the impact of stakeholder involvement on research outcomes. We will describe a range of methods that have been used by research teams to engage patients and stakeholders, with a view toward emerging models of engagement and co-production. We will then take a closer look at two methods: the SEED Method for research question development and prioritization, and the Sí Texas partnership-centered evaluation model.
Closing Remarks: Kayla Cranston, Ph.D., Department of Environmental Studies, Director of Conservation Psychology Strategy and Integration at Antioch University, VISTA sponsor
Q&A Discussion: Facilitated by Melissa Gouge, Ph.D., AmeriCorps ORE