Community-Based Research Network

The Community-Based Research Network (CBRN) is the bridge between academic researchers and community-based organizations seeking partnerships to achieve health equity. 

Mission of the Community Based Research Network:

· Expand the reach and capacity of the Chicago Chronic Condition Equity Network (C3EN) to achieve its goal of identifying solutions to address inequities in multiple chronic conditions in the Chicagoland area, with a particular focus on cardiometabolic health
· Facilitate research collaborations across sectors, organizations (academic institutions, community organizations, clinics) and regions

The CBRN consists of community stakeholders who are interested in or currently partnering with researchers in projects that serve the C3EN mission. With the community serving as our guiding voice, the CBRN team works with both sides of the partnership to build a sustainable network of community organizations, federally qualified health centers, healthcare organizations, and others interested in and prepared to participate in research to end health disparities.

For Researchers
If you are a researcher and are interested in being partnered with a community-based organization for the purpose of decreasing health disparities in underserved communities, complete this link below.
For Community-Based Organizations
If you are a community-based organization and are interested in being partnered with a researcher for the purpose of understanding the efficacy of your programs and services, complete this link below.


Access Community Health Network
Advocate Health Center
Alive Faith Network
Aunt Martha’s
Chicago Department of Public Health
Chicago Family Health Center

Cook County Department of Public Health
Friend Family Health Center
Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corp
Interfaith Mental Health Coalition
Kane County Department of Public Health

Phalanx Family Services
South Shore Works
Westside Health Authority
Westside United

Christie Edwards
CBRN Program Manager
Rush University Medical Center

Willie Love
Program Manager
Rush University Medical Center

Lisa Kuklinski
Director, Community Research Partnerships
Rush University Medical Center