Urban Health Institute

Urban Health Institute

UHI Cores

Division of Community Engagement

The Division of Community Engagement (DCE) is tasked with supporting community faculty as integral members of CDU. The DCE provides technical assistance with dossier preparation, faculty development, and community engagement activities led by community faculty. Focusing on community engagement via community-partnered participatory research, the DCE is responsible for community faculty recruitment, support, and retention.

Center for Biomedical Informatics

The Center for Biomedical Informatics at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) was founded in 2007 as the academic home for researchers active in this important scientific and professional field and to bolster the University's research, educational and service capacity in this broad domain. 

The Center for Biomedical Informatics realizes this vision through its active research programs; its educational offerings; and its service to CDU, institutions providing health care in the local community and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute established by UCLA and partner institutions.  With a focus on clinical informatics, the Center has significant expertise in telehealth, machine learning, computerized clinical decision support, implementation and evaluation of health information technologies using sociotechnical analysis, electronic health record systems, registries and health information technology standards.

Inspired by CDU's commitment to health equity for medically underserved communities through its mission as well as the University's vision of "excellent health and wellness for all in a world without health disparities," researchers at the Center have a unique focus on informatics solutions to problems that affect medically under-resourced communities in the US and beyond.

Statistical Design and Research Methodology

The overall goal is to build capacity and infrastructure in epidemiology, biostatistics, research design and methods that facilitate and enhance high quality research activities and education related to health disparity that support the Charles R Drew University mission. Because of the important role that the epidemiology, biostatistics, research design and methodology play in enabling the university’s investigators to conduct high quality research and translational research and to contribute to the university’s translational research goal, a need to emphasize epidemiology, biostatistics, and methodology was recognized. This progress report details the activities supported from September 2015 to September 2016.

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