MGH Chelsea Research Program
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MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center
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Research at Mass General
Every day, our clinicians and scientists chart new terrain in biomedical research to treat and prevent human disease and advance patient care.
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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:
- Speech, Language & Swallowing Disorders and Reading Disabilities Department
- MGH Chelsea Administration
- Community Access, Recruitment, and Engagement (CARE) Research Center in the Mass General Division of Clinical Research
- MGH Chelsea Department of Behavioral Health
- Mass General Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM)
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
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 email@example.com or by phone at 617-724-8808.