The School of Medicine Office of Community Engagement (OCE) was founded in 2005 and has evolved to serve as a leader in community-engaged research (CEnR) locally, statewide, and nationally.

OCE's activities are supported by the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Community Engagement Core and are guided by principles, policies, and practices rooted in community-based participatory research and patient- and community-engaged research to inform the integration of community partners and key stakeholders in translational science.

Goals of the CTSA Community Engagement Core support the goals of the Stanford CTSA by fostering bidirectional partnerships with community-based organizations, patients, and key stakeholders to facilitate translational science that promotes health equity.

Our community and patient engagement strategies are tailored to the needs and assets of our local community with a focus on addressing social and structural determinants of health equity.

Aim 1: Capacity Building for Researchers & Community Partners

  • Provide bidirectional trainings to build capacity for community-engaged research, increase trust and transparency, and serve as facilitators to engage partners in the earliest phases of the research process.
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Community Advisory Board

Spectrum-CTSA Community Advisory Board (CAB), made up of 22 community leaders representing various organizations, models effective academic-community partnerships to improve health equity and help Stanford Medicine become a community-centered research institution.

Learn more about the Spectrum-CTSA CAB here.