Community Advisory Board
Back Row: Left to Right: Stefanie Bruggeman, Jeff Urman, Kathy Orrico, Tanya Beat, Yadira DiSiena, Ezra Tilahun Yoseph; Middle Row: Left to Right: Vosa Cavu-Litman, Parvathi Kamath, Robert Romanelli, Panos Vandris, Vandon Duong, Rita French; Front Row: Abirami Sivagnanasundaram, Julia Ensler, Joyce Hsu, Non Pictured: Brian Lewis, Alicia Pinn, Lupe Rodriquez and Markus Ott
The mission of the Stanford Community Advisory Board for Clinical Research (CAB) is to build and foster partnerships between researchers and the community to ensure clinical research is participant focused, successful and meaningful. The primary aims of the CAB are to (1) enable community members to participate in the research planning process, including assistance with dissemination of research findings to the community; and (2) provide feedback to researchers on recruitment strategies, including reaching specific populations. Researchers receive direct feedback and guidance at CAB meetings and are provided a summary of the meeting discussion.
Particularly useful were the suggestions on ways in which we could provide value to our participants through involvement in the community.
The CAB put voice to some of our efforts and some concerns we experience internally – it is valuable to have this voice for recommendations come from a neutral party – the CAB can say things that we may not be able to say as an involved party.
Preparing for and meeting with CAB was a good exercise for me personally because it truly made me think about our projects and barriers to our research.
Community Member Benefits
- Learn about Stanford's research for increased awareness and education
- Engage and participate in the research process
- Provide input feedback, and idea generation
- Voice priorities and concerns
- Develop processes that are respectful of and acceptable to the community
- Optimize recruitment methods and incentives for reaching specific community groups (e.g. underrepresented minorities)
- Anticipate and reduce barriers to study participation
- Receive community input on study design and materials
- Identify channels, partners, and best practices for research dissemination
Nicole Ventre, MS
Stanford Center for Clinical Research
Mark Hager, PhD
Jonathan Shaw, MD
Stanford Division of Primary Care & Population Health
About the board
The CAB consists of a diverse group of community members who live, work, seek health care, and/or participate in businesses, organizations, or education in areas surrounding Stanford University.
How Does CAB Work?
Faculty and/or senior study team members present their project to the board, focusing on barriers or perceived barriers to the project in which the community can provide guidance and feedback. Presenters receive a wealth of feedback from the board.
Who is Eligible to Present at CAB Meetings?
Clinical researchers from across Stanford's School of Medicine are eligible to use CAB to present research ideas, receive guidance on study start-up and design, recruitment methods and materials, incentives and barriers to participation, etc.
Meetings take place once every other month for a total of 6 meeting per year.
|January 13, 2021||Patricia Rodriguez Espinosa, PhD||Stop COVID CA|
|September 8, 2020||Julie Parsonnet, MD||Californians Fighting Against Coronavirus Together (CA-FACTS)|
|May 27, 2020||Upinder Singh, MD||LAMBDA COVID-19 Study|
|March 11, 2020||Katherine Connors||Research Participation Program|
|January 8, 2020||Paul Kwo, MD||Therapeutic Approaches to NASH, Including Bariatrics|
|Abirami Sivagnanasundram||San Jose||January 2020|
|Alicia Pinn||Mountain House||January 2016|
|Brian Lewis||San Francisco||January 2021|
|Ezra Tilahun Yoseph||Stanford||January 2019|
|Jeff Urman||Palo Alto||January 2016|
|Joyce Hsu||Los Altos||January 2020|
|Julia Ensler||El Cerrito||January 2020|
|Kathy Orrico||Menlo Park||January 2016|
|Lupe Rodriguez||Oakland||May 2017|
|Markus Ott||Los Altos||January 2020|
|Panos Vandris||Stanford||January 2020|
|Parvathi Kamath||Santa Clara||January 2020|
|Rita French||Palo Alto||January 2016|
|Robert Romanelli||San Francisco||January 2020|
|Stefanie Bruggerman||Los Altos||January 2018|
|Tanya Beat||Belmont||January 2019|
|Vandon Duong||Stanford||March 2019|
|Vosa Cavu-Litman||Redwood City||January 2019|
|Yadira DiSiena||Menlo Park||January 2018|