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Research Collaborations

To improve our efficacy and outcomes, Mary’s Center regularly collaborates with scholars, academic institutions, scientists, foundations, industry and inventors in the umbrella of biomedicine, and federal and local health and human services departments, among others who desire to conduct community-based and participatory research.  

Community-based research refers to a partnership between an institution and a community organization such as Mary’s Center. The partners come together around a mutually identified goal where every stakeholder participates in the research- that is, from the design phase to the point where outcomes are published and programs, procedures, and systems are enhanced due to the findings. 

In choosing our partners, we are vigilant about protecting the safety and confidentiality of our participants. Our main goal in working with researchers is to enhance the quality of our services. Our most successful partnerships result in research that improves our work and helps inform policymakers and experts in the medical and social services fields about effective, replicable models. 

To review and/or approve internal and external research opportunities involving our participants and/or staff we instituted the Research Review Committee (RRC). The RRC is an inter-disciplinary committee and decision-making body that ensures our mission, vision, values and ethical guidelines are followed when conducting research.  

The RRC meets twice per month and considers research proposals that can potentially enhance Mary’s Center’s resources and services or inform us of best practices in program design and outcomes. 

Applying to do research at Mary’s Center 

We are mainly interested in partnering for research in the following areas:  

  • Healthcare systems efficiency, improvement, and quality  
  • Social and behavioral sciences 
  • Participant engagement 
  • Patient-centered outcomes research 
  • Decrease/elimination of health disparities 
  • Innovative ideas and approaches with or without use of technology 
  • Inter-generational workplace 
  • Work-life balance 
  • Policies to improve health, social determinants and education at the local, national, or global level 

Review our procedure for conducting research at Mary’s Center.  
View published studies resulting from Mary’s Center research collaborations. 

If you have further questions, please contact  Alis Marachelian