Advisory Board

Mayo Clinic Community Engaged Research Community Advisory Board

The goal of community engaged research at Mayo Clinic is to improve the health of individuals, populations and communities by including community members.


The board will assist the Mayo Clinic CTSA to ensure that community-engaged and community-placed research at Mayo Clinic is of high quality, respects community values and benefits community members.

  • Community-placed research is research conducted in an organized community setting outside of Mayo Clinic. It involves a one-time or short-term relationship between the researcher and the community. Community involvement is limited, and often community organizations are used only to help recruit volunteers.
  • Community-engaged research is research that involves a partnership with a community organization outside of Mayo Clinic. The partners decide how the research will be conducted and how the results will be communicated to benefit everyone involved.


  • Review and advise Mayo Clinic researchers on community-engaged and community-placed research.
  • Represent community needs in the community-engaged and community-placed research process.
  • Work and communicate with groups, organizations, advisory boards, individuals and stakeholders in the community (community members) to understand and identify community priorities.
  • Help identify community members who could partner with Mayo Clinic researchers to perform community-engaged or community-placed research.
  • Increase awareness for the role that research can play in solving community needs.

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