Community Advisory Panel (CAP)
In 2015, UTSW established the Community Advisory Panel (CAP) as a resource for campus researchers for soliciting patient and community-stakeholder engagement in their projects.
The CAP is a group of diverse community, patient, and caregiver stakeholders who provide perspectives, expertise, and experience in accessing community health care and social services, especially in communities such as those served by Dallas County’s integrated safety-net system, Parkland Health. The CAP seeks to represent ideas and experiences that reflect diversity across race, culture, age, and health care access.
The CAP helps researchers learn about community needs and priorities and to inform study design, implementation, and interpretation of results from the client or patient perspective. Meetings are held at least quarterly, but often monthly to accommodate demand. The CAP has advised researchers on a broad range of topics, including:
|Investigator||Department/Division||Project Title/Research Topic||CAP Consultation Date|
|Nicole Rich, M.D.||Internal Medicine, Digestive and Liver Disorders||Multilevel Factors for Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Prognosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma||June 2021|
|Thomas Shoultz, M.D.||Surgery||Goal-Concordant Care and Family Satisfaction Among Primary Spanish- and English-Speaking Families in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit||June-July 2021|
|David Gerber, M.D.||Internal Medicine, Hematology-Oncology||A Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) of Patient Navigation for Lung Cancer Screening in an Urban Safety-Net System||June 2021|
|Michael Bowen, M.D.||Internal Medicine, Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics||The Impact of Culinary Medicine versus Nutrition Education on Diabetes Outcomes: A Randomized Trial||July-Sept. 2021|
|Robin Higashi, Ph.D.||Population and Data Sciences||Implementing Video Telehealth in the Era of COVID-19: Best Practices for Cancer Care among Older Adults||July 2021|
|Jenny Francis, M.D., and Joseph Woolley, D.O. (Fellow)||Pediatrics||Patient Attitudes Regarding Medical Provider Communication in Adolescents with Cystic Fibrosis||Aug. 2021|
|Amit Singal, M.D.||Internal Medicine, Digestive and Liver Diseases||Harms of HCC Surveillance in Patients with Cirrhosis||Sept. 2021|
|Joseph Trombello, Ph.D.||Psychiatry||Behavioral Activation Teletherapy to Increase Physical Activity||Sept. 2021|
|Jasmin Tiro, Ph.D.||Population and Data Sciences||METRICS – Validity and Reliability of Survey Measures for Cervical Cancer Screening in the Redesigned National Health Interview Survey||Oct.-Dec. 2021|
|Miguel Vazquez, M.D., and Wanpen Vongpatanasin, M.D.||Internal Medicine, Nephrology||Preventing Cognitive Decline by Reducing Blood Pressure Target Trial (PCOT)||Oct.-Nov. 2021|
|Sandi Pruitt, Ph.D.||Population and Data Sciences||Advancing Community Partnerships to Increase Food Access in Southern Dallas “BUILD”||Nov. 2021|
CAP discussions can assume several formats, depending upon the researcher’s needs and objectives. If you are an investigator who would like to arrange a consultation meeting with the CAP.