Community Collaboration Core

The Community Collaboration Core provides resources for investigators by bringing researchers, diverse communities, and stakeholders together to share their knowledge, skills and resources with a common goal of improving community health.

The Community Collaboration Core engages community partners, stakeholders, and researchers to co-design, implement, evaluate and disseminate clinical and translational research. Our goal is to ensure that research is culturally appropriate, valued, efficient and effective.

Community Engagement Consultations

Consultations are performed by members of our Community Research Advisory Council (C-RAC). The council consists of researchers, health care professionals and community members. Our consultations aid study teams by identifying issues and concerns from the community perspective. We are available to offer feedback to research teams prior to conducting a study as well as guidance on how to disseminate their findings back to the community.

We have provided consults in the following research areas:

Chronic Disease Pulmonary & Critical Care Human Genomics


Cardiology Clinical Psychology Public Health



We are able to give input in grant writing, research design, study recruitment, ethics and informed consent.

To request a consultation, Submit a Connection Request.

Community Engaged Research Training

We offer introductory and advanced training in community engaged research. Training topics include planning and evaluating community engagement in research; disseminating research findings to the public; and building and sustaining research partnerships. All training is delivered by Johns Hopkins faculty and staff in collaboration with the C-RAC.

Community Outreach Research Training for High School Students

We partner with local high schools to teach students about clinical research, ethics, and career opportunities. Faculty, staff, and students often serve as instructors.

Community Research Forums

We organize forums that give scientists, health professionals, local residents, and patients an opportunity to discuss research. These forums help scientists gain a better understanding of the health priorities of local residents and community members a chance to build trusting relationships with researchers.


Community Collaboration Core Handout

Community Research Advisory Council (C-RAC) Information

Submit a Consultation Request