Research orientation

Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is applied, multi-method, and collaborative.
Community partners actively participate in the research process—from formulating research questions to disseminating results—with the goal of influencing change in community, systems, programs and policies.

Specific translational intervention research topics

  • youth development
  • parenting
  • substance abuse
  • violence/gang and HIV/STI prevention
  • obesity prevention
  • health disparities
  • migration plans, experiences, and community impacts
  • sustainability


School-based and community-based interventions. Schools as community centers, agents of change,
producers of resiliency, safety and well-being. Cultural adaptation of evidence-based interventions.