Community Research Advisory Council

Working Together to Improve Health through Research and Outreach

Who We Are

The Community Research Advisory Council (C-RAC), formed in 2009, leads our efforts to promote trust, understanding, and involvement in the greater Baltimore community in research activities. The C-RAC educates researchers about community priorities.  We have chapters that serve Johns Hopkins Bayview and Johns Hopkins East Campus.

What We Do

  • Work to ensure research is beneficial to all communities
  • Share health information at community events
  • Educate the public about health and research
  • Inform researchers about community priorities

Major Accomplishments

  • Hosted Community IRB Day to increase awareness of research ethics
  • Linked 100 patients and families to scientists at the Research Forum
  • Served as advisors for HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, Asthma/COPD, and Aging research

Who Can Join

  • Individuals who live, work and serve in Greater Baltimore
  • Who are interested in health research AND want to serve the community

Time Commitment

Must be able to participate in up to 3 in person evening meetings per year and serve on one committee focused on board development, community education, or research review.

Next Meeting

January 13, 2020
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Johns Hopkins Bayview Campus
301 Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room