Explore the Community Research Program

Our Team

See who is on the Community Research Program team.

The Community Research Program at MGH Chelsea conducts monthly roundtable meetings and yearly research day event.

What We Do

Learn about our monthly roundtable meetings and yearly research day event.

Research at MGH Chelsea

View examples of research projects at the MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center.

MGH Chelsea Advisory Board for Clinical Research

Learn about the Advisory Board for Clinical Research, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community Research Week

MGH Chelsea's annual Community Research Week is scheduled to take place October 11-14, 2022. For more information about the week's events, please check out our flyer—and/or sign up here

Please let Juliana know if you have any questions at aizen@mgh.harvard.edu

About Us

The Community Research Program at MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center began in May 2013 with the first meeting of the MGH Chelsea Research Roundtable.

The Research Roundtable was initially supported by the: 
It is now supported by the: 

Why Community-based Research?

Inclusive and collaborative research results from partnerships with stakeholders. When the formation of research questions, analysis and enrollment occurs in partnership with communities of interest, study results are more likely to be relevant to the community and promote development of solutions that address community-identified problems. Results are also more likely to be disseminated back to the communities.

Increasing awareness around community-based research is crucial as it allows community members to receive training and opportunities to collaborate with interdisciplinary research teams in order to study topics of direct importance to the community. The results of these studies directly affect the lives of the participants and can potentially improve the lives of other community members as well.

Mission Statement and Research Priorities

The Community Research Program at MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center supports research across the lifespan. We emphasize interdisciplinary and community collaborations that target health disparities, advance clinical practice and improve the well-being of our patients and their communities.

Research priority areas originate from the mission statement and are priorities generated from the research community. They are:

  • Health disparities
  • Practice transformation, health care redesign and digital health
  • Health prevention and promotion
  • Community interventions
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Child development
  • Mental health and substance use

Additional Resources

Contact Us

To contact us, please reach out via our general email. If you would prefer to connect directly with our Research Program Coordinator, Juliana Ison, you may reach her at jison1@mgh.harvard.edu or by phone at 617-724-8808.