The Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education

Community Engagement

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OCH is developing an an innovative national model to train future leaders in community health, disseminate community health scholarship, and enhance local health via community-academic partnerships.

Please submit general inquiries to OCH by email   email


Projects include research collaborations with community-based health centers and nonprofit organizations.

Contact Information

Jill Evans, MPH  email
Research Program Director
Office of Community Health
(650) 736-8074

Office of Community Health website


Opportunities to Work in Community-based Clinical Settings

The OCH currently provides undergraduate and medical students with an enriched opportunity to work in community-based clinical settings.

  • The Patient Advocacy Program trains undergraduate students to provide direct service hours and conduct capacity-building projects in local community health centers and free clinics. Information sessions and an application process will be announced on the Patient Advocacy Program website. http://ptadvocacy.stanford.edu/
  • Cardinal Free Clinics (CFC) provide quality free medical care to low-income, uninsured populations in our local community. The CFC comprises two student-run free clinic sites in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties: Arbor Free Clinic in Menlo Park and Pacific Free Clinic in San Jose. The clinics offer a hands-on learning environment for Stanford students while filling a critical gap in the local healthcare safety net.
    For more information, visit the Cardinal Free Clinics website. http://cfc.stanford.edu/about.html

Seed Funding for Faculty

The Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), funded by National Institutes of Health, is designed to assist medical centers to develop a transformative home for clinical and translational science through innovation, education and optimization of resources.

The CTSA Community Engagement Program aims to develop and expand existing relationships with community-based agencies to foster development of a mutually-beneficial research agenda. Seed Grant Awards provide research project funding for faculty to engage in community-based research through strengthening collaborative partnerships with the local community.

The seed grant funding will be used to form new community-based partnerships, enhance existing partnerships or support the development, implementation or evaluation of a community-based research project.

Next Steps

Seminars and Events

Overview of Community Engagement

Spectrum supports community engagement efforts through the Office of Community Health (OCH). The OCH is the home in the School of Medicine for informed, committed, and sustained community engagement in local health issues.

OCH is developing an an innovative national model to train future leaders in community health, disseminate community health scholarship, and enhance local health via community-academic partnerships.

Community Partners

The Office of Community Health (OCH) collaborates with community partners to identify how Stanford's academic programs and resources may support their organization's needs. The OCH serves as a centralized resource to facilitate communication between students, faculty, and community partners regarding collaborative community health projects.

The OCH uses resources from Community-Campus Partnerships in Health as a guide for establishing and maintaining strong community partnership principles. In addition, the Office has developed recommended guidelines for engaging in community partnerships that are used in several service-learning courses.

The OCH is very grateful to have partners who support its mission to foster and support community-responsive scholarship, advocacy, and public service aimed at improving the health of underserved populations.

Next Steps

2010 CTSA Seed Grant Award Recipients

The Office of Community Health is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2010 CTSA Seed Grants. The Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), funded by National Institutes of Health, is designed to assist medical centers to develop a transformative home for clinical and translational science through innovation, education and optimization of resources.

Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Elizabeth Barnert, MD, MS Pediatric Resident, School of Medicine, partnering with The Mind Body Awareness Project for: Evaluation of a one-day intensive mindfulness-based training program for incarcerated youth in San Mateo County.

LaVera M. Crawley, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, partnering with Circle of Care Program, East Bay Agency for Children for: Building Mutual Capacity for Community-Based Outcomes Research in Pediatric Bereavement.

Sun H. Kim, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, partnering with San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services for: Improving Metabolic Health in Patients with Severe Mental Illness.

Abby C. King, PhD, Professor of Health Research and Policy and Medicine, Acting Director, Stanford Prevention Research Center, School of Medicine and Christopher D. Gardner, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center, School of Medicine, partnering with San Mateo County Health System and BRIDGE Housing Corporation for: Developing Community Participatory-Based Neighborhood Audit Tools to Promote Healthful Eating and Active Living in Local Counties.

Dee W. West, PhD Professor, Department of Health Research and Policy, School of Medicine and Bang Hai Nguyen, DrPH, Consulting Assistant Professor, Department of Health Research and Policy, School of Medicine, partnering with Community Health Partnership for: Sustaining Community-Academic Partnerships to Conduct Community-Based Participatory Research.

2011 CTSA Seed Grant Award Recipients

The Office of Community Health is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 CTSA Community Engagement Seed Grants. These awards provide research/project funding to faculty who engage in community based research through collaborative relationships with community agencies (listed below). The CTSA Community Engagement Seed Grant funding will be used to form new community-based partnerships, enhance existing partnerships or support implementation of a community-based research project with organizations in San Mateo or Santa Clara counties.

This year’s award recipients include the following Stanford School of Medicine Faculty:

  • Validation of Biomarkers for Diabetic Nephropathy in a Community-Based Healthcare Setting — Vivek Bhalla, MD, FASN, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, with Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Fighting hunger in East Palo Alto: Identifying innovative community-based strategies for pediatricians to support local community partners for — Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, and Elizabeth Baca, MD, MPA, Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Pediatrics, with Ecumenical Hunger Program in East Palo Alto
  • A targeted intervention addressing the emotional needs of high risk youth through a family wellness program — Victor Carrion, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Daryn Reicherter, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, with Ravenswood Family Health Center and the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula
  • Molecular Surveillance of HIV-1 Transmission and Drug Resistance Networks in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties — David Katzenstein, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, with Stanford Positive Care Clinic, Ira Green Positive PACE Clinic, and San Mateo Medical Center
  • Developing community-based mental health interventions to prevent the transmission of trauma from survivors of torture to their children — Suzan Song, MD, MPH, Instructor (pending), Stanford Department of Psychiatry, with Center for Survivors of Torture at the Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
  • Evaluating risk factors for HIV and acceptability of HIV testing at two community-based substance treatment centers — Annie Talbot, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and Andrew Zolopa, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, with the County of Santa Clara Department of Public Health, Mariposa Lodge, and Vida Nueva

Leadership — Spectrum Community Engagement

Marilyn Winkleby, PhD, MPH
Leader – Spectrum Community Engagement
Professor (Research) of Medicine
Phone: (650) 723-7055
Email: email


Rhonda McClinton-Brown, MPH
Co-Leader – Spectrum Community Engagement
Executive Director, Office of Community Health
Phone: (650) 736-9689
Email: email

Contact Information

Office of Community Health
MSOB, X379
251 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305-5411

Fax: 650 725-7855
Email: email

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Personnel

Marilyn Winkleby, PhD, MPH
Leader – Spectrum Community Engagement
Faculty Director, Office of Community Health
Phone: 650 723-7055
Email: email

Rhonda McClinton-Brown, MPH
Co-Leader – Spectrum Community Engagement
Executive Director, Office of Community Health
Phone: 650 736-9689
Email: email

Ann W. Banchoff, MSW, MPH
Program Director
Phone: 650 736-1957
Email: email

Jill Evans, MPH
Research Director
Phone: 650 736-8074
Email: email

Evelyn Ho, MPH
Managing Director
Cardinal Free Clinics & Educational Program
Phone: 650 725-8799
Email: email

Courtney Burks, MPH, MA
Educational Programs Coordinator
Phone: 650 723-9907
Email: email