Community Health Research Exchange

Section 1

CHRE group

The mission of the Community Health Research Exchange is to facilitate translational research in the community through enabling partnerships and collaboration, sharing information and resources, identifying research priorities and funding, educating about community-engaged research, and hosting a speaker series.

Guidlines for Partnerships

Upcoming Meetings 





January 24, 2020

Registration Required

Sanghyuk Shin, PhD

Assistant Professor,

Sue and Bill Gross School Of Nursing

Climate Change, Social Determinants, and the Global Threat of Infectious Diseases

Health Policy Research Center Main Conference Room,
#158 UCI University Research Park
100 Theory, Irvine, CA

April 24, 2020

Deborah Lefkowitz

UCI Social Ecology

Engaging Rural Partners in Research

Healthy Smiles for Kids 2101 E. Fourth Street Suite A220 Santa Ana, CA 92705

July 24, 2020

Sharon Ishikawa,

OC Healthcare Agency,

Behavioral Health

Mental Health in Orange County


Past Meetings

October 25, 2019

       Presenter: Charlie ZenderProfessor, Earth systems Science, UCI

       Health Impacts of Climate Change

July 26, 2019

Presenter: Sora Tanjasiri, UCI Cancer Center

Partnership for cancer health disparities research

Slides | Notes

April 26, 2019

Presenter: Jane Chai, OC Healthcare Agency 

OCHealthierTogether.org website demonstration and orientation

Slides | Notes

January 25, 2019

Presenter: Ria Berger, Healthy Smiles for Kids OC

Teledentistry program, best practices, metrics for success, grant-making, needs assessment

Slides | Notes

October 24, 2018

Presenter: Brit Daniel Cervantes, UCI Gender Diversity Program

Healthcare for transgender and gender-expansive children, teens and young adults

Slides | Notes

August 27, 2018

Presenter: Hai Huang, Boat People SOS (BPSOS)

Mission to empower, organize, and equip Vietnamese individuals and communities in their pursuit of liberty and dignity. 

Slides | Notes

June 25, 2018

Presenter: Cheryl Meronk, CalOptima

Programs that CalOptima fund, CalOptima’s role in the Orange County Community Indicators reports, and healthcare successes and needs of Orange County residents.  

Slides | Notes

April 23, 2018

Presenter: Jane Stoever,  UCI Domestic Violence Clinic

Multiple oppressions domestic violence survivors face: Domestic violence victims should not have to choose between deportation and medical care

Slides | Notes

February 26, 2018

Presenter: Candace Burton, UCI Nursing Science

Getting Under Your Skin: Trauma and Epigenetics Research in Intimate Partner Violence

Slides | Notes

October 23, 2017

Presenter: Jack Light, St Jude Medical Center

Community Engaged Research: Needs Assessment and Impact Evaluation: A Caregiver Intervention Program

Slides | Notes

August 28, 2017

Presenter: Jessica Borelli, UCI Psychology and Social Behavior

Partnering with Community Agencies In the Service of Helping Families Improve Mental Health

Slides | Notes

June 26, 2017

Presenter: Alana LeBron; UCI Public Health 

Government-issued ID Polices and Health Equity

Slides | Notes

April 24, 2017

PresenterMonique Daviss; El Sol Science and Arts Academy

Why El Sol does partnered Research

Slides | Notes

February 27, 2017    

Presenter: Margaret Schneider, PhD;  UCI, Social Ecology

Evaluation as a subset of research

Slides | Notes

January 23, 2017    

Presenter: Ria Berger,  Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County

Positioning organization for success with funding by leveraging research

Slides | Notes

October 24, 2016    

Presenter: Jodi Quas,  UCI, Psychology and Social Behavior

Partnered research in the courts

CalOptima Seminar Flyers (English) (Language)

Slides | Notes

August 22, 2016    

Presenter: Jane Chai, Orange County Health Care Agency

The State of Health in OC: Healthier Together website

Slides | Notes

April 25, 2016     

Presenter: Barry Ross, St Joseph Health

Leveraging research to impact health policy

Slides | Notes

February 22, 2016    

Presenter: Valarie Sanchez,  UCI, IRB

Institutional Review Board

Slides | Notes

January 25, 2016    

Presenter: Sharon Boles,  Children & Families Commission of Orange County

Research versus Evaluation

Slides | Notes

October 26, 2015     

Presenter: Dara Sorkin,  UCI School of Medicine (Partnered with AltaMed Health)

Research partnerships between academic and community entities

Slides | Notes

August 24, 2015     

Presenter: Pam Pimentel MOMs Orange County

What a CCRI award can do for a CBO

Slides | Notes