Just Research

Just Research is a new program for researchers and research staff to learn skills to promote research equity and diversity in study participation. Created from a decade of experience with community engagement, inclusive research practices, and the Building Trust initiativeJust Research is a partnership between the Collaborative Center for Health Equity (CCHE) and the Milwaukee-based Center for Community Engagement and Health Partnerships (CCE).

What are participants saying about Just Research?

[I] took away real-world knowledge and advice about how to proceed justly in recruiting from historically underrepresented populations.

Just Research Workshop Attendee

The session was engaging throughout, which is really impressive given that it is a full day!

Just Research Workshop Attendee

Just Research Components

Just Research Workshops

Just Research workshops cover challenging topics such as the role of bias in research participation, principles of healthy community engagement, and effective communication within teams and in community.

Read the series flier to learn more.

Next Workshop:

The Just Research team is excited to offer 6 workshop sessions for 2024 between February and May.

Each session will be from 9 AM-3 PM and held in Enroth Hall, 1303 Signe Skott Cooper Hall, 701 Highland Ave. Each workshop session will have very similar content, so attendees only need to sign up for one date.

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2024
  • Thursday, April 18, 2024
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2024
  • Thursday, May 16, 2024

Click here to register.

Questions? Email justresearch@ictr.wisc.edu

Just Research Seminars

Just Research seminars provide an opportunity for investigators, research staff, and students to learn from a researcher whose work focuses on improving diversity and inclusion among study participants.

Next Seminar:

The next seminar will be scheduled soon.

Questions? Email justresearch@ictr.wisc.edu

Who Should Attend? 

Just Research workshops are designed for investigators, research staff, or anyone interested in diversity of research participation and engagement.

Questions? Contact us at justresearch@ictr.wisc.edu

Past Seminars:

Confessing Our Past, Challenging Our Present, Contemplating Our Future: The Journey for Excellence in Research Equity
Incorporating the Voice and Influence of the Community in Research
September 18, 2023
Quincy J. Byrdsong, EdD, CIP, CCRP, Vice President of Research Operations, Ballad Health.

Inclusive Health Research: Amplifying the Voices of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
June 27, 2023
Karla Ausderau, PhD, OTR, FOATA, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology Department, OT Program, and Waisman Center Investigator, UW-Madison.

Building Successful Partnerships with Community
February 15, 2023
Shary Peréz Torres, MPH, Program Coordinator and Research Ambassador, and Al Castro, MS/BSW, Program Director and Co-Research Ambassador, United Community Center in Milwaukee, WI.

Just Research Team

Gina Green-Harris

Position title: Director, Center for Community Engagement and Health Partnerships

Susan Passmore

Position title: Just Research Faculty Lead

Nia Norris

Position title: Associate Director, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute Regional Milwaukee Office


The Just Research Program was established in 2022 by the UW-Madison Collaborative Center for Health Equity (CCHE) in partnership with the UW-Madison Center for Community Engagement and Health Partnership (CCE). You can read more about the local research underpinning the Just Research Program hereJust Research is supported in part by the UW-Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) and the Wisconsin Partnership Program.