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204 - Health Policy Statistics Section P.M. Roundtable Discussion (Added Fee)
Type: Roundtables
Date/Time: Monday, July 30, 2018 : 12:30 PM to 1:50 PM
Sponsor: Health Policy Statistics Section
Abstract #328691
Title: Strengthening Partnerships in Community-Based Participatory Research by Demystifying Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis
Author(s): Thomas Belin*
Companies: UCLA
Keywords: comparative-effectiveness research; CBPR; randomization; balance; equipoise; mental health

A central challenge in community-partnered participatory research (CPPR) is the need to maintain openness and respect for all points of view while strictly adhering to principles that are crucial to scientific integrity. This roundtable, led by a statistician who played an active role in an award-winning CPPR project, will discuss how community-partner curiosity and interest in study design presents opportunities to strengthen academic-community relationships. Experience from Community Partners in Care (CPIC), a comparative-effectiveness study on disseminating depression care to under-resourced populations, will illustrate key statistical principles such as the importance of balancing covariate distributions across intervention arms as well as ethical principles such as the importance of ensuring that research efforts are premised on a genuine foundation of equipoise. It will be argued not only that internal validity of research is compatible with fulfillment of core CPPR principles but also that innate human appreciation of scientific reasoning provides a foundation for building bridges among academic and community research partners having very different cultural backgrounds.

Authors who are presenting talks have a * after their name.

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