Community Research Advisory Council

The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research recognizes the importance of engaging people who live, work and serve the Greater Baltimore region in the research process.  These partnerships enable us to develop programs that are beneficial to the communities that we serve.

In 2009, the Community Research Advisory Council was established to create a forum for patients, local residents, healthcare professionals and community based organizations to help shape research activities conducted at Johns Hopkins and other organizations.   Currently we have chapters that serve Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Medical Campus and Johns Hopkins Bayview.

Mission and Goals

The Community Research Advisory Council connects researchers and community members to:

  • Improve community health and knowledge
  • Ensure the integrity and safety of research
  • Ensure that research is mutually beneficial
  • Increase community access to health resources and research
  • Promote patient-centered research

  What We Do

  •  Evaluate and review health research
  • Inform researchers about community interests and preferences
  • Share health and research information
  • Support community and faith-based projects

 Who Can Join?

  • Individuals who live, work and serve in Greater Baltimore
  • Who are interested in health research AND want to serve the community
  • Who are able to participate in up to 4 evening meetings per year
  • Who can serve on at least 1 of the following committees:  Board Development, Community Education and Research Review
  • Who are willing to serve for at least 2 years

  • Community Research Advisory Council Chapter Meetings