2013 Tisch Research Prize to Recognize Leader in Community-Based Participatory Research

Every year, Tisch College awards the Tisch Research Prize, recognizing a career of academic research on issues related to active citizenship. Previous winners have been the late Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom (Indiana), MacArthur Fellow John Gaventa (Coady Institute), and distinguished professors Robert Wuthnow (Princeton), Doug McAdam (Stanford), and Constance Flanagan (Wisconsin).

This year, Tisch College is pleased to announce that the prize will go to Meredith Minkler, Professor of Health and Social Behavior at the University of California, Berkeley. Minkler has been a leading practitioner, theorist, and proponent of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR).

Minkler will speak at Tufts
Nov. 7 from 3:30-5

Jaharis Building, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston Campus

In CBPR, community members collaborate with academic researchers on research that addresses issues that the community has helped to identify. It is a core type of active citizenship research Tisch College promotes at Tufts. Minkler co-authored the first major U.S. study on CPBR in health and directed a national study of the impact of CBPR on public policy. Her own CBPR work has involved collaboration with San Francisco’s Chinatown community. She has also worked on a range of topics in public health, including the circumstances of grandparents who raise grandchildren and compulsory sterilization in India.

Minkler’s main public lecture and an interactive discussion will take place in the Tufts Medical School’s Jaharis Building, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, from 3:30-5 PM on Thursday, November 7, followed by a reception with refreshments.

Her visit is co-sponsored by Tufts University’s Department of Public Health and Community Medicine and the Tufts Community Research Center (TCRC). Please RSVP below. For questions or comments, please contact Peter Levine at peter.levine@tufts.edu.