Community Engagement in Research Program

Mayo Clinic values and promotes diversity, including cultural competency of the staff, diversity of workforce and trainees, and a credible research program that studies and develops solutions regarding health disparities.


To align with the primary value of the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS), the mission is to enhance the value of clinical and translational science by prompting engagement with pertinent stakeholder communities through education, practice and research.

The mission of the Office for Community Engagement in Research (OCER) is accomplished by working with six key stakeholder communities:

  • Public
  • Patients
  • Physicians and other providers
  • Payers
  • Policymakers and regulatory agents
  • Peer scientists


The OCER offers consultative services to better the health of our community. OCER ensures knowledge, practice and use of community-engaged research principles occur in research activities conducted by Mayo Clinic investigators and research partners.