Community Partners and Scientists

Community Engagement Projects: 2010 - Present

FUNDING: NIH-NCATS Grant # 8 UL 1 TR 000043 and an Administrative Supplement


1) Project Title: Community Associated Methicillin Resistant Staph aureus (CA-MRSA) Project Description: The goals of the project are to build a strong, bi-directional community-engaged partnership among six Community Health Centers (CHCs) in the New York Metropolitan area, Clinical Directors Network (CDN), a primary care practice based research network (PBRN), and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) at The Rockefeller University, along with a robust infrastructure to enable the future conduct and dissemination of research regarding Community Associated Methicillin Resistant Staph aureus (MRSA) skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs). In order to accomplish this goal, we have delineated this task into five aims: 1) To assess the collaborating communities’ needs for continuing medical education and research regarding the diagnosis, risk factors, treatment, and prevention of CA-MRSA infections; 2) To conduct a prospective observational study enrolling 129 patients presenting with SSTIs with suspected or proven CA-MRSA across six CHCs, and to collect clinical, and demographic data and develop infrastructure to support clinical and molecular research analyses; 3) To create a CA-MRSA ontology and web-based data collection instrument; 4) To strengthen the robustness of electronic health records (EHRs) for coding information on CA-MRSA, to facilitate case identification and patient tracking; and 5) To assess concordance between current guidelines and practice of CA-MRSA identification and treatment, and to provide evidence-based clinical decision-support treatment algorithms at the point-of-care; 6) Establish the infrastructure to enable us to develop and conduct early and late phase preventive and therapeutic clinical trials and comparative effective research with community partners to address CA-MRSA.

Community Engagement Dissemination

Publications


*indicates community partner co-authors
bolded names indicates members of the Community Engagement Core

Marriott LK, Nelson DA, Allen S, Calhoun K, Eldredge CE, Kimminau KS, Lucero RJ, Pineda-Reyes F, Rumala BB, Varanasi AP, Wasser JS, Shannon Using Health Information Technology to Engage Communities in Health, Education, and Research. Science Translational Medicine 2012 4(119): 119mr1. doi:10.1126/scitranslmed.3003363n

Special Issue Progress in Community Health Partnerships:  Research Education and Action:  The Science of Community Engagement.  http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/progress_in_community_health_partnerships_research_education_and_action/toc/cpr.6.3.html  Reviewers from Rockefeller University for this special issue include (in alphabetical order): Teresa Evering MD; Peter Holt MD; Rhonda Kost MD; Bernice B. Rumala PhD; Guest Editor: Jonathan N Tobin PhD

Kost RG, Lee LM, Yessis J, Coller BS, Henderson DK; Research Participant Perception Survey Focus Group Subcommittee. Assessing research participants' perceptions of their clinical research experiences Clin TranslSci. 2011 Dec;4(6):403-13. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-8062.2011.00349.x. Epub 2011 Nov 7. PMID: 22212221http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22212221

Anderson E, Solomon S, Heitman E, DuBois J, Fisher C, Kost RG, Lawless ME, Ramsey C, Jones B, Ammerman A, Friedman-Ross L.  Research Ethics Education for Community Engaged Research: A Review and Research JERHRE April p.3-19 doi: 10.1525/jer.2012.7.2.3.

Rumala BB, *Hidary J, *Ewool L, Emdin C, Scovell T (2011) Tailoring Science Outreach through E-Matching Using a Community-Based Participatory Approach. PLoS Biol 9(3): e1001026. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001026

Eder, M., Tobin, J.N., Proser, M., Shin, P., "Building a Stronger Science of Community-Engaged Research." Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 6(3): 227-230, 2012. Kotelchuck, R., Lowenstein, D., Tobin, J.N., “The CHC as Economic and Public Health Catalyst: Towards a Re-invigorated Model of Prevention and Wellness in Underserved Communities” Health Affairs 30(11):2090-2097, 2011.

Kotelchuck, R., Lowenstein, D., Tobin, J.N., “The CHC as Economic and Public Health Catalyst: Towards a Re-invigorated Model of Prevention and Wellness in Underserved Communities” Health Affairs 30(11):2090-2097, 2011.

Mauer, A.C., Khazanov, N.A., Levenkova, N., Mollah, S.A., Tian, S., Barbour, E.M., Khalida, C., Tobin, J.N., Coller, B.S., “Defining the Range of Bleeding Symptoms in Healthy Individuals Using a Web-Based, Ontology-Backed Bleeding History Phenotyping System” Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 9:100-1009, 2010.



Presentations


*indicates community partner co-authors
bolded names indicates members of the Community Engagement Core

*Balachandra S., *Burgess R., Rumala BB, Khalida C., Tobin, J.N., Kost, R.G., *Balachandra, S., Jenks N., Okpukpara, O., Khalida, C., Tsang, A., D'Orazio, B. Ogunsuyi C., Coffran, C., Pastagia, M., Evering, T., Holt, P., de Lencastre, H., Tomasz, A., Pardos, M., Coller, BS.  Community academic Partnership for CA-MRSA Surveillance: Early Results. Clinical and Translational Science Day, The Rockefeller University, NY, NY, September 2012

Rumala BB, *Burgess R., *Balachandra S., Khalida C. Tobin, J.N., Kost, R.G., Jenks N., Okpukpara, O., Khalida, C., Ogunsuy, C., D'Orazio, B., Tsang, A., Coffran, C., Pastagia, M., Evering, T., Holt, P., de Lencastre, H., Tomasz, A., Pardos, M., Coller, BS.  Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Community Engagement Research Project in the Barbershops and Beauty Salon Settings: Establishing a Barbershop CA-MRSA Surveillance Network. Clinical and Translational Science Day, The Rockefeller University, NY, NY, September 2012

Rumala, BB, Pastagia M, Evering T., Barbour E., Khalida C, *Wu D, Kost RG, Holt P, Coller BS, Tomasz A., Tobin, J.N. “Surveillance of CA-MRSA in FQHC: Leveraging Health Information Technology”; CTSA CE KFC face to face meeting, Bethesda, MD, August 2011.

Tobin, J.N., Kost, R.G., Balachandra, S., *Chinea, C., Rumala, B.B., Khalida, C., Pastagia, M., Evering, T., Barbour, E., Holt, P., de Lencastre, H., Tomasz, A., Gaydos, M., Coller, B.S., “Community-Academic Partnership for CA-MRSA in Community Health Centers (CHCs): Early Results.” Presented at Translational Science 2012, Washington DC, April 19, 2012.

Tobin, J.N., Kost, R.G., *Balachandra, S., Jenks N., Okpukpara, O., Khalida, C., Tsang, A., Rumala, BB., Coffran, C., Pastagia, M., Evering, T., Holt, P., de Lencastre, H., Tomasz, A., Pardos, M., Coller, BS., “Community-Academic Partnership for a CA-MRSA Surveillance System in Community Health Centers: Early Results.” Presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) 2012 Practice Based Research Networks Conference, Bethesda, MD, June 22, 2012.

Tomasz, A., Tobin, J.N., “Modern Microbe Hunters: Tracking MRSA in the NYC Community.” Presented at The Rockefeller University 2012 Clinical and Translational Research Conference, New York, NY, September 20, 2012.

Tobin, J.N., Ogedegbe, O., Schwartz, J.E., Fernandez, S., Gerin, W., Diaz-Gloster, M., Andrea Cassells, A., Khalida, C., Schoenthaler, A., Ravenell, J., Pickering, T.G., “A Multi-Level Intervention To Control High Blood Pressure Among African American Hypertensives Receiving Primary Care in Community Health Centers: The CAATCH Study.” Presented at NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Forum 2010, Bethesda MD November 30, 2010.

Tobin, J.N., “Practice-based Research Partnerships for Improving the Public Health” Invited Presentation, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health, New York NY, May 5, 2011.

Tobin, J.N., “From Efficacy to Effectiveness to Dissemination and Implementation Research in Community Health Centers.” Presented at the HRSA Community Health Center Applied Research Network (CHARN) Steering Committee Meeting, Oakland CA, August 24-25, 2011.

Rumala, B.B., Pastagia, M., Evering, T. Barbour, E., Khalida, C., *Wu, D., Kost, R.G., , Holt, P., Coller, B.S., Tomasz, A., Tobin, J.N., “Surveillance of CA-MRSA in Federally Qualified Health Centers: Leveraging Health Information Technology” Presented at the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Community Engaged Research (CEnR) Key Function Committee Annual Meeting, Bethesda MD, August 31, 2011.

Tobin, J.N., Kost, R.G., *Wu, D., Palomino, S., Rumala, B.B., Khalida, C., Pastagia, M., Evering, T., Barbour, E., Holt, P., de Lencastre, H., Tomasz, A., Coller, B.S., “Building a Community-Academic Partnership to Establish a Surveillance System for CA-MRSA in Community Health Centers (CHCs): Engaging Clinicians and their Communities.” Presented at the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Key Function Committee Annual Meeting, Bethesda MD, October 11, 2011.

Tobin J.N., Kost R., Holt, P., Westervelt S., Persaud O., Coller, B.S., “Using Web-based Distance Learning as a Bridge to Engage Academic Researchers and Community-based Primary Care Clinicians in Collaborative Translational Research” Presented at the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Community Engagement (CEnR) Key Function Committee Meeting, Bethesda MD May 12, 2010. Also Presented at the CTSA Conference “Partnering to Improve Health: The Science of Community Engagement” Arlington VA May 13-14, 2010.

Tobin J.N., “Using Electronic Medical Records to Reduce Health Disparities by Identifying Gaps and Improving Quality of Care.” Presented at the National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center (NMAETC) Annual Conference “The Role of Infrastructure Management in Reducing HIV Disparities in Clinical Settings” Silver Spring MD May 14, 2010.

Markowitz, M., “Management of Occupational and Non-Occupational HIV Exposure” Presented at the National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center (NMAETC) Annual Conference “The Role of Infrastructure Management in Reducing HIV Disparities in Clinical Settings” Silver Spring MD May 14, 2010.

Tobin J.N. “Practice-based Research Networks (PBRNs), Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and Conducting Translational Research in Safety-net Settings” Presented at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Public Health/Preventive Medicine Residency Program, New York NY August 10, 2010.

Tobin J.N., “Public Health Meets Primary Care: A Mini-MPH for Health Center Staff” Presented at National Summit of Clinicians for Healthcare Justice 2010, Washington DC September 23, 2010.

Tobin, J.N., Weiss, S.M., Lopez, M., Jones, D.L., Ironson, G., Antoni, M., Cassells, A., Diaz-Gloster, M., Vaughn, A.C., Camille, J., LaPerriere, A., Villar-Loubet, O., Brondolo, E., Ishii, M., Kumar M., Page J.B., Schneiderman, N., “Improving Quality of Life of Women Living with HIV.” Presented at NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Forum 2010, Bethesda MD November 30, 2010.