a diverse group of people of different races

Our Research

Research orientation

GCAHR follows a Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) orientation and it applies a multi-method approach to the development, adaptation and testing of interventions.  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

  • Positive youth development
  • Parenting
  • Prevention of substance abuse, violence/gang involvement, HIV/ STIs, and obesity
  • Health disparities and health equity solutions
  • 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 wellbeing. Cultural adaptation of evidence-based interventions.