Do you want to engage the community in research?

Don't reinvent the wheel! Why train with Public Health Research Consulting? We will equip you with the knowledge to engage the community in research and the program management tools needed to oversee the progress of your research study to ensure that it is conducted, documented, and reported according to the funder’s requirements and the community’s needs. Our courses help guide you every step of the way so you build trust with the funder and the community you serve.
Researchers collaborating

Who are these trainings for?

  • Newly funded Principal Investigators conducting community-centered research who need help engaging the community and managing the study effectively.

  • Program Managers, Research Coordinators, or Research Assistants who are overwhelmed from trying to build meaningful relationships with the community and managing the many moving parts of the research process.

  • Students that need of more support around managing/implementing community-based research study.

Meet Your Instructor

Founder and CEO of Public Health Research Consulting

Leonore Okwara, MPH

As a public health professional, Leonore offers 14 years of national public health program management research experience in the nonprofit, academic, and federal sectors. Over the years, she has witnessed the stress that researchers and their research staff experienced when it came to managing community-based research protocols. Her passion is helping researchers effectively manage community-based research activities.

Training Benefits

  • Monthly Office Hours

    Avoid the overwhelm. Ask the instructor community-based research questions during monthly office hours in real-time.

  • Supplemental Resources

    Each course includes supplemental resources, such as checklists and guides to provide additional support

What our students saying about our trainings

Building Trust and Relationships

Joyee Washington, MS, MPH, CHES

Just finished listening to this webinar with Leonore Okwara, MPH. Great information on community engagement strategies in research. Particularly enjoyed the information on building trust and relationships with community members as well as sustainability.

Breadth and Depth of Knowledge

Jessie Wong, PhD

Leonore used her breadth and depth of knowledge about research planning to ask questions about design features I had never thought of and directly address potential issues related to IRB, participant enrollment and retention, and other logistics that are critical to effective research and data integrity. In fact, my research plan was developed to include trouble-shooting and contingency plans. While the process of working with and learning from Leonore was valuable in itself, the greatest benefit of this experience was that it yielded an exceptionally comprehensive, organized, and user-friendly project management plan.

Knowledgeable Presenters

Research in Communities of Color Summit Attendee, Physician

Wonderful summit! Thank you to all the knowledge presenters/speakers. I thoroughly enjoyed the summit and learned a lot that will serve me well as Family Medicine resident and physician who wants to be engaged with the community.

Extremely Informative

Research in Communities of Color Summit Attendee, MPH Student

Extremely informative. This is is my 3rd semester in my MPH program and many of the topics were new for me and some I was familiar with. Thank you for providing such a broad range of public health professionals that were able to give their expertise on the various subjects. I look forward to next year!

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