Community-Based Research Center
1065 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10459

The Community-Based Research Center (CBRC) was established in 2012. It uses a collaborative approach to research that involves communities and their health care providers with academic institutions, foundations, pharmaceutical and device manufacturers in the research development process.

The CBRC’s mission is to promote community initiated research that reflects the needs of the community as expressed through the community’s interaction with their health care providers. The ultimate goal is to foster sustainable efforts at the community level that will accelerate the translation of research advances to underserved and at-risk populations by using community-based participatory research approaches.

Community-based participatory research is designed to promote collaborative research between researchers and members of their community through the joint design and implementation of research interventions targeting health disparities in the underserved population.