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Sponsored by UT Southwestern's Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program, OCHRE is committed to developing and sustaining community-academic partnerships that align community priorities and University research and outreach programs to improve the health of communities in North Texas.

About Us

We engage in collaborative approaches that target disparities in health and health outcomes and seek to achieve health equity, especially among traditionally underserved minority, underinsured, and uninsured communities.

We believe the key to making these advances lies in effective community-academic partnerships that foster trust through bidirectional communication and shared leadership that extends over and above individual projects to infuse long-term, multisector collaboration.


To that end, the OCHRE is committed to building capacity for culturally sensitive, community-engaged research by providing the following opportunities to the research community:

Faculty Investigators


Farra Kahalnik, M.P.H., M.S.S.W.

Program Manager, OCHRE

Christelle “Yvette” King, B.A., CIM, CCRP

Program Coordinator, Community Advisory Panel (CAP)

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If you are a community-based organization interested in learning more about how you can partner with UT Southwestern.

Learn about UT Southwestern’s CTSA Program and all its services.

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