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.

Next Workshop:

Friday, April 28, 2023, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Space is limited. We ask that you register only if you have cleared the full day.

Register here

Description: This full-day learning opportunity for health science investigators, research staff, and other interested members of the health equity community boosts self-efficacy in recruitment and retention of historically marginalized research participants. In this highly interactive session, participants investigate personal, group, and systemic aspects of bias, explore practical bias reduction strategies, learn from diverse experts regarding authentic community engagement, and practice, grapple, make mistakes, and grow. Group size is limited to facilitate maximum engagement.

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


Just Research Team

Gina Green-Harris

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

Susan Passmore

Position title: Senior Associate Director, Collaborative Center for Health Equity

A B Orlik

Position title: Just Research Program Manager, Collaborative Center for Health Equity

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.