Crossing the chasm of mistrust: collaborating with immigrant populations through community organizations and academic partners.
Am J Public Health 2013 Dec; 103(12):2126-2130
As a community partner and an academic researcher, we experienced the direct and extended benefits of a relatively small-scale, community-engaged informed consent process that developed in an immigrant occupational health study, Assessing and Controlling Occupational Health Risks for Immigrant Populations in Somerville, Massachusetts. The practice of human participants research played a positive role in the community, and both community partners and researchers, as well as the larger academic community, reaped unexpected benefits during the five-year project (2005-2010), which continue into the present. Lessons learned from our experience may be helpful for wider application.
Humans; Men; Women; Sociological-factors; Behavior; Public-health
Dr. David M. Gute, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University School of Engineering, 200 College Ave, Medford, MA 02155
American Journal of Public Health
Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts