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The Community Research Program at MGH Chelsea Healthcare Center supports research across the lifespan. We emphasize interdisciplinary collaborations that target health disparities, advance clinical practice, and improve the well-being of the Chelsea community.
Pictured, from left, are MGH Chelsea Research Council leaders Amy Novikoff, MS, CCC-SLP, Rohit Changra, MD, and Julie Levison, MD, MPhil, MPH
The Community Research Program at MGH Chelsea began in May 2013 with the first meeting of the MGH Chelsea Interdisciplinary Research Roundtable.
The Research Roundtable was initially supported by the Speech, Language & Swallowing Disorders and Reading Disabilities Department, and then by MGH Chelsea Administration. It is now supported by the Mass General Division of Clinical Research and the Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM).
The Program is led by Amy Novikoff, MS CCC-SLP, a speech language pathologist; Rohit Chandra, MD, a psychiatrist; and Julie Levison, MD, MPhil, MPH; an infectious disease specialist. Josh Metlay, MD, PhD, chief of the DGIM, provides feedback to the Program.
The Community Research Program at MGH Chelsea communicates with more than 175 individuals who work in Chelsea, Revere, Boston and Charlestown, either at or outside of Mass General.
These individuals want to connect with the research that is being done in their community either through conducting studies or quality improvement initiatives, learning how to contribute to studies or furthering their interest in initiating research studies.
Studies are being conducted across all departments at MGH Chelsea, including:
Since its beginning in 2013, the MGH Chelsea Research Roundtable has been open to anyone interested in community-based participatory research (CBPR). Monthly Roundtable meetings serve as a venue for feedback on research in progress, a space to foster collaboration and share resources, and a way to promote improved clinical practices and clinical research in the healthcare setting. Please contact MGH Community Research if you are interested in being added to the email list.
The MGH Chelsea Research Council was established in June 2015. The group is composed of 8-12 people whose who have actively participated in Research Roundtable and/or whose research is based at MGH Chelsea. Membership reflects the Departments at the HealthCare Center. The role of the Council is:
The first meeting of the MGH Chelsea Research Advisory Board occurred in October 2016. The Advisory Board consists of 7-13 people who work across the MGH system and provide ongoing bi-directional communication between the Community Research Program and the Advisory Board members’ constituency. Meetings are held annually with the Research Council.
MGH Chelsea hosted its inaugural Research Day on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 8:00 am – 11:00 am at MGH Chelsea. Research Day consisted of the following:
This year’s Research Day will occur on Friday, October 13, 2017. We are accepting abstracts through 6/1/17 online. Please find additional information here.
If you are interested in developing a research project in Chelsea, please contact MGH Community Research and give us some background information on your project by filling out this information form. We welcome anyone interested in developing a research project to contact us and attend a Roundtable meeting.
Please contact Amy Novikoff with questions, or to be added to our Research Roundtable e-mail list.
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