About the Center
Building upon six years of experience and productivity as a P20 Exploratory Center, broad interdisciplinary collaboration, outstanding institutional resources including a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), strong evidence of commitment to research for underserved populations, our overarching framework (The Chronic Care Model), and unique strengths in informatics and economic analysis, the aims of the Center for Evidence-based Practice in the Underserved (CEBP) are to:
Our approaches capitalize on outstanding interdisciplinary collaborations and resources and the use of innovative information technologies including collaborative and knowledge management software to facilitate the development of biobehavioral research capacity for scientists conducting self-management research in underserved populations. We will focus on the design and implementation of novel resources to enable information sharing and promote interdisciplinary knowledge development for self-management research. Four proposed pilot projects will apply the resources of CEBP’s cores to identify and test strategies to enhance self-management for four vulnerable populations (adolescents with diabetes, persons living with HIV/AIDS and their nutritional needs, diabetics with hypertension, and community-dwelling elders at risk for injury by falls). CEBP’s systematic approach to developing infrastructure and to evaluating and disseminating findings will assure a strong, sustainable program of interdisciplinary, biobehavioral research in self-management.
School of Nursing
617 West 168th Street, Suite 335 .
Contact the CEBP
Suzanne Bakken, RN, FAAN, DNSc
Principal Investigator and Center Director
Alumni Professor, Columbia University School of Nursing
Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Columbia University School of Nursing
630 West 168th Street, Box 6
New York, NY 10032