Community Coalition Team

Objectives of Community Coalition Team

• Create a centralized mechanism to support and enhance investigators-community relationships to increase community-academy collaborations
• Provide useful advice to investigators who are conducting basic, behavioral and clinical/health services research projects in research areas of high interest to the community
• Increase investigators’ ability to understand and incorporate community perspectives in research projects addressing minority health and health disparities
• Define strategies to improve the recruitment and retention of study participants
• Work and establish methods to disseminate research findings to a variety of audiences


Stakeholders of the Community Coalition Team




Eduardo Lamadrid American Heart Association
María Cristy American Cancer Society
Edna Pacheco Centro Mujer y Salud-MSC
José R. Guzmán March of Dimes
Sonia Cardona Merck & Co.
Mariluz Franco Institute for Interdisciplinary Research-UPR Cayey
Edel Guzmán Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Milagros Otero Cancer Patient Advocate
Amarilys Silva Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation
Aileen Rivera G-8, Inc.
Héctor Villanueva HealthProMed