Community Engagement Studios

Community Engagement Studios provides a framework for researchers to work directly with community members, patients, caregivers and other individuals to get meaningful insight on planning, design, implementation, translation or dissemination of the research.

Benefits of Community Engagement Studios:

  • Researchers can get consultation, guidance and advice directly from the target population
  • Community experts with a particular lived experience get to hear firsthand about research that will impact others with similar lived experiences
  • The bidirectional conversation creates a stronger relationship between the researcher and the community they are interested in working with

The Community Engagement Studios model was originally developed by Vanderbilt University Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and was included in an Academic Medicine innovation report.

For researchers: Please visit the Community Engagement Studios intranet page for information and guidance on using Community Engagement Studios. If you have questions about Community Engagement Studios, please contact MayoCEStudios@mayo.edu.

For community members: Community experts can be anyone that has any type of lived experience. Anyone can sign up to be a part of the database of community experts. If you are interested, please contact MayoCEStudios@mayo.edu.