Partnerships are a key component of our research, ensuring a rich exchange of expertise spanning science, culture, neighborhoods, environment, practice and policy. Research skills, pragmatic knowledge and lived experience combine to inform culturally and community-centered solutions for addressing real-world health and healthcare challenges.
We're committed to community-engaged research that improves practice, policy and population health.
Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)
IPHAM supports community-engaged research through the work done in many of its centers:
- Buehler Center for Health Policy & Economics
- Center for Applied Health Research on Aging
- Center for Community Health
- Center for Epidemiology & Population Health
- Center for Health Equity Transformation
- Center for Health Information Partnerships
- Center for Health Services & Outcomes Research
- Center for Primary Care Innovation
Resources for Northwestern Scientists & Community Stakeholders
The Center for Community Health works actively with investigators and community stakeholders to help find partners, funding and resources; receive training on community-engaged research; and consult with communities and patients to improve research design, conduct and dissemination.
Opportunities to Participate in Research
Our investigators conduct approximately 4,500 trials each year, giving more than 50,000 local patients and volunteers the opportunity to improve their health and help advance science.