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The Community-Based Intervention Research Group (C-BIRG), of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work at Florida International University, is comprehensive, multidisciplinary research group devoted to the design, implementation, and evaluation of community-based interventions for problems facing multicultural urban populations.  With the support of extramural funding, the main goal of C-BIRG is to bridge applied clinical science, state-of-the-art methodologies, and public health research approaches, in order to address pressing prevention and treatment research problems.   The functions of C-BIRG include:

  • Promoting a community-based intervention research agenda;

  • Maintaining an expanding portfolio of locally- and federally-funded research projects designed to evaluate the effectiveness of community-based interventions with multicultural populations;

  • Developing and testing theory and models related to community-based intervention with multicultural urban populations;

  • Applying and extending state-of-the-art methodologies to community-based intervention;

  • Developing and testing innovative data collection, data collation, and data management approaches for community-based intervention research;

  • Mentoring undergraduate, graduate, predoctoral, and postdoctoral students in community-based intervention;

  • Training professionals in community-based intervention with multicultural urban communities;

  • Providing opportunities for multidisciplinary research collaboration in community-based intervention research;

  • Establishing and promoting university-community liaisons in community-based intervention efforts;

  • Providing community-based interventions to vulnerable populations.  MORE


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