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The Equity Center has worked with Public Housing Association of Residents (PHAR) in order to establish R3 Residents for Respectful Research (formerly CRRB - Community Research Review Board).  

This board operates as a community-led companion to UVA’s Institutional Review Board (IRB), forming a mutually beneficial partnership where community participation prevents research projects from exploiting low-wealth residents and ensures that the research conducted is beneficial to the community. 

Additionally, R3 strives to make research knowledge accessible to the public through the adaptation of educational materials designed for researchers.

Read more on PHAR's website

Research Summary

Informatics-enabled citizen science to advance health equity

The COVID-19 pandemic has once again highlighted the ubiquity and persistence of health inequities along with our inability to respond to them in a timely and effective manner. There is an opportunity to address the limitations of our current approaches through new models of…