View our recent conversation with Dr. Selina Smith, one of the co-editors of the second edition of Community-Based Participatory Health Research.
About the Book:
This second edition of a highly regarded textbook on the foundations of and strategies for achieving fertile community-based health care research has been completely revised and updated. It now includes new chapters on translating research into practice, evaluating research, and applying community-based participatory research (CBPR) principles to service, education, and evaluation. The book also updates a crucial chapter on the voices of community stakeholders and an important study of the ethical issues surrounding the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. Edited by renowned professors of community-based research, the text is distinguished by its how-to approach and focus on practical research methods.
About Selina Smith:
Selina A. Smith, PhD, MDiv, Associate Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), has worked in cancer and community-based participatory research for the past 19 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition from Florida State University (Tallahassee, Florida), a Master of Science (Florida International University, Miami, Florida) and Doctorate in Human Nutrition (Howard University, Washington, DC). She also earned a Master of Divinity Degree from Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia) in 2005. Her specific areas of interest are translational research, health disparities research, cancer epidemiology, and cancer control and prevention. Before joining the faculty of MSM's Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine in 1998, Dr. Smith was a faculty member at the University of Miami School of Medicine (Miami, Florida) and Georgetown University College of Medicine (Washington, DC). She currently serves as the Community Outreach Core Director and Evaluator of the MSM component of the MSM/TU/UAB Cancer Center Partnership. She is also funded by the Collaborative Community Engagement Research Program of the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the MSM Cancer Education Program.