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Community-Based Participatory Research: Library Guides

Information and resources related to Community-Based Participatory Research

CBPR Panel Discussion

This research guide was created in support of the Community-Based Participatory Research Panel Discussion held on April 19, 2018, co-sponsored by the UNLV Office of Community Engagement and the Provost's Office.

Moderated by Shawn Gerstenberger (Dean, School of Community Health Sciences), the panel features the following UNLV faculty and administrators with experience in this area of research:

  • Patty Cook-Craig, School of Public Policy and Leadership
  • Jennifer Keene, College of Liberal Arts & Department of Sociology
  • Alexis Kennedy, Department of Criminal Justice

UNLV Libraries and CBPR

The Libraries are your partners in research and instruction, and librarians are ready to collaborate with instructors to design and deliver instruction for students on a wide range of concepts, skills, and topics. We can help by developing a customized online research guide for a course or assignment that integrates CBPR or by providing library instruction on how to find and effectively use information. Please contact a librarian to find out how they can help!

Books and General Guidance on CBPR

Banks, S., Armstrong, A., Carter, K., Graham, H., Hayward, P., Henry, A., … Strachan, A. (2013). Everyday ethics in community-based participatory research. Contemporary Social Science, 8(3), 263-277.

Blumenthal, D., DiClemente, R., Braithwaite, R., & Smith, S. (Eds.). (2013). Community-based participatory health research issues, methods, and translation to practice (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Collins, S. E., Clifasefi, S. L., Stanton, J., Straits, K. J. E., Gil-Kashiwabara, E., Rodriguez Espinosa, P., . . . Wallerstein, N. (2018). Community-based participatory research (CBPR): Towards equitable involvement of community in psychology research. American Psychologist. Advance online publication.

Fetterman, D. M., Kaftarian, S.  J., &  Wandersman, A. (2014). Empowerment evaluation: Knowledge and tools for self-assessment, evaluation capacity building, and accountability (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Fetterman, D. M., &  Wandersman, A. (Eds.) (2005). Empowerment evaluation principles in practice. New York: Guilford Press.

Hacker, K. (2013). Community-based participatory research. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Israel, B. A. (2012). Methods for community-based participatory research for health (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Minkler, M., & Wallerstein, N. (2003). Community based participatory research for health. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. – ebook of 2018 edition is on order for Lied Library.

Straud, K. (2003). Community-based research and higher education: Principles and practices. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. – ebook is on order for Lied Library.

Wilson, E., Kenny, A., & Dickson-Swift, V. (2018). Ethical challenges in community-based participatory research: A scoping review. Qualitative Health Research, 28(2), 189-199. 10.1177/1049732317690721

Highly Cited CBPR Articles

Cargo, M., & Mercer, S. L. (2008). The value and challenges of participatory research: Strengthening its practice. Annual Review of Public Health, 29, 325-350. doi: 10.1146/annurev.publhealth.29.091307.083824

Christopher, S., Watts, V., McCormick, A. K. H. G., & Young, S. (2008). Building and maintaining trust in a community-based participatory research partnership. The American Journal of Public Health, 98(8), 1398-1406. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2007.125757

Minkler, M. (2004). Ethical challenges for the "outside" researcher in community-based participatory research. Health Education & Behavior, 31(6), 684-697. doi: 10.1177/1090198104269566

Wallerstein, N., & Duran, B. (2010). Community-based participatory research contributions to intervention research: The intersection of science and practice to improve health equity. American Journal of Public Health, 100(S1), S40-S46. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.184036

Selected Research by Panelists

Berger Ritchie, J. A., & Gerstenberger, S. L. (2013). An evaluation of lead concentrations in imported hot sauces. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B: Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Waste, 48(7), 530-538.

Cimino, A., Madden, E., Hohn, K., Cronley, C., Davis, J., Magruder, K., & Kennedy, M. (2017). Childhood maltreatment and child protective services involvement among the commercially sexually exploited: A comparison of women who enter as juveniles or as adults. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 26(3), 352-371.

Cook-Craig, P. (2014). From empower to green dot: Successful strategies and lessons learned in developing comprehensive sexual violence primary prevention programming. Violence Against Women, 20(10), 1162-1178.

Gerstenberger, S. L., Dellinger, J. A., & Hansen, L. G. (2000). Concentrations and frequencies of polychlorinated biphenyl congeners in a Native American population that consumes Great Lakes fish. Journal of Toxicology-Clinical Toxicology, 38(7), 729-746.

Marshall, M., Weislogel, J., & Gerstenberger, S. L. (2017). Potential lead hazards in pre-1978 childcare facilities in Southern Nevada. Cogent Environmental Science, 3(1), 1-13.

Phipps, A., Fels, H., Burns, M.S., & Gerstenberger S. L. (2012). Lead poisoning due to geophagia: The consumption of miniature potteryOpen Journal of Pediatrics 2, 60-66.

Yamashita, T., López, E. B., Soligo, M., & Keene, J. R. (2017). Older lifelong learners’ motivations for participating in formal volunteer activities in urban communities. Adult Education Quarterly, 67(2), 118-135. doi:10.1177/0741713616688957 

Additional Resources

American Evaluation Association: AEA Community page for articles on CBPR

Sonoma State University Center for Community Engagement: Community Engaged Scholarship - defining CBPR; differences between CBR, CBPR, and Action Research

Progress in Community Health Partnerships (PCHP) is a national, peer-reviewed journal, the first scholarly journal dedicated to Community-Based Participatory Research. UNLV Libraries Access

Bordeaux, B. C., Wiley, C., Tandon, S. D., Horowitz, C. R., Brown, P. B., & Bass, E. B. (2007). Guidelines for writing manuscripts about community-based participatory research for peer-reviewed journalsProgress in Community Health Partnerships, 1(3), 281-288.

The Examining Community-Institutional Partnerships for Prevention Research Group. (2006). Developing and Sustaining Community-Based Participatory Research Partnerships: A Skill-Building Curriculum.

Also, check out this series of lectures from the University of Minnesota on CBPR featuring Nina Wallerstein:



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