In a chapter of the forthcoming Sage Handbook of Mixed Methods Research Design, MMP co-director Dr. Melissa DeJonckheere and faculty member Dr. Paul Chandanabhumma, along with their collaborator Annika Agni, showcase a methodological approach that can help advance health and social equity. The authors show that common mixed methods designs can be integrated within a collaborative research framework known as community-based participatory research (CBPR). CBPR seeks to address major health disparities by engaging with community members as equitable partners throughout the research process. In practice, this means that the interests and preferences of communities drive research questions, study designs, data collection, analysis, and dissemination. The resulting approach, known as mixed methods community-based participatory research (MMCBPR) is a more equitable research model that departs from top-down, expert-driven models. The authors argue that MMCBPR can be an effective approach for promoting health equity in socially and culturally diverse contexts. Some of the MMCBPR studies illustrated include research on interventions in substance abuse and violence prevention, physical activity, and chronic disease management done in partnership with Latine and Indigenous communities, respectively. They also point out that MMCBPR has and can be applied globally. As mixed methods research often requires teams to adapt to evolving research needs and contexts, MMCBPR is a culturally responsive approach that meets the needs of diverse communities in the US and all over the world.
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DeJonckheere, Melissa, Samantha A. Chuisano, Lisa M. Vaughn, Amanda Ajrouche, Alison Allen, Beatrice Palazzolo, Jane Rafferty, Tammy Chang, and Matthew A. Diemer. 2023. “‘Anyone Can Be a Researcher’: Findings from the MYHealth Virtual Summer Research Training Program for High School Students from Historically Marginalized Groups.” Journal of STEM Outreach 6 (2): 1–14
Stroumsa Daphna, Maksutova Mariam, Indig Gnendy, Ballard Jesse Y, Trammell Racquelle, Elliot E Popoff, Wu Justine P, Gamarel Kristi, SAT393. "Resilience And Resistance In The Face Of Stigma And Trauma: A Qualitative Study Of Transgender People’s Reactions To Interactions With The Healthcare System." Journal of the Endocrine Society, 7, Issue Supplement_1, October-November 2023, bvad114.2064
Lin YK, Aikens JE, de Zoysa N, Hall D, Funnell M, Nwankwo R, Kloss K, DeJonckheere MJ, Pop-Busui R, Piatt GA, Amiel SA, Piette JD. An mHealth Text Messaging Program Providing Symptom Detection Training and Psychoeducation to Improve Hypoglycemia Self-Management: Intervention Development Study. JMIR Form Res 2023;7:e50374
Borchmann O, N Weis, Hansen AE, Storgaard M, Fetters M, Chandanabhumma PP, Moseholm E. Patient-reported outcomes in clinical HIV care: protocol for a single-centre, multistage, mixed-methods study in Denmark. BMJ Open 2023; 13: e077303
Bődi, C. B., Ortega, D. P., Hawkins, L. B., James, T. G., & Bright, M. A. (2023). "Parents' and professionals' perspectives on school-based maltreatment prevention education for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. "Child Abuse & Neglect, 145, 106428
Guetterman TC, Koptyra E, Ritchie O, et al (2023). "Equity in virtual care: A mixed methods study of perspectives from physicians." Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. Aug 28.