Community-Engaged Research in the Penn State Context

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – This episode in the “Ask the Experts” series features Dr. Jen Kraschnewski from the Penn State College of Medicine in her role as co-chair of the Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Community-Engaged Research Core. Kraschnewski discusses community-engaged research, why it is important, where it is happening at Penn State, and how to learn more about it.

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In the “Ask the Experts” video series, produced by the Center for Health Care and Policy Research (CHCPR) at Penn State, leaders in the industry share their perspectives on key topics affecting health care delivery and policy. The series is designed to reveal where and how important policy and practice topics intersect, and highlight ways in which research can advance that integration.

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Kraschnewski, associate professor of medicine, pediatrics and public health sciences, joined the faculty at the Penn State College of Medicine in July 2009. She completed her medical degree at the University of Wisconsin and her Internal Medicine Residency at Duke University Medical Center. She is a clinician-investigator with a research focus on behavioral interventions for weight control in the primary care setting. 

Dennis Scanlon, distinguished professor of health policy and administration and director of CHCPR in the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State, interviews the guests on “Ask the Experts” series. Scanlon’s research focuses on understanding the role of measurement, incentives, quality improvement and individual and organizational behavior change for improving important health care outcomes, including clinical quality, patient experience and economic efficiency. 

The mission of CHCPR is to create and disseminate new scientific knowledge that will help private and public decision-makers to develop cost effective services and programs that improve people's health.  CHCPR helps researchers interested in all aspects of health services and health care improvement find funding, develop quality research designs, collect and analyze data, and disseminate findings to the right audiences.

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Last Updated August 14, 2018