Center for Participatory Research

MSC09 5060
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Medical Arts Building II
Rooms 201-205

Phone: (505) 925-0715
Fax: (505) 272-4494

CBPR Institute


Summer Institute: Community Based Participatory Research Institute for health:  Indigenous and Critical Methodologies (see 2017 flyer)CBPR 2014 alumni

The annual CBPR Summer Institute, PPH 556, at the University of New Mexico was launched by the Center for Participatory Research in 2010, with Public Health Program graduate credit, and co-sponsored by the RWJF Center for Health Policy, the Institute for Indigenous Knowledge and Development, the College of Education Health Education Program, and the HSC Office of Diversity.

The Institute is intended for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, community partners, academic-community teams, and others. It is an intensive co-learning institute to explore how CBPR intersects with indigenous and critical methodologies, including the challenges for academics and community members to co-construct knowledge for improved community health.  Students enrolled for 2 credits are expected to participate in readings, discussions, and journal-writing; for 3 credits, requirements include a CBPR paper based on one’s own research project. Enrollment is limited to 45 participants.

(see 2017 syllabus)


The goal of this Institute is to weave together theory and practice of CBPR with indigenous and critical methodologies through articles, presentations by community-academic partners, discussion, and self-reflection on our own research questions.  Participants will gain an appreciation of CBPR advantages and challenges, as well as skills necessary for participating effectively in CBPR projects.


Nina Wallerstein, DrPH; Tassy Parker,PhD, RN; Lorenda Belone, PhD, MPH; Victoria Sánchez, DrPH


The annual institute is a 40 hour training, offered during the UNM summer session. It always starts the Tuesday afternoon after Memorial Day weekend, and then continues daily 9-5, ending the following Saturday.  Course listing: PH556 (Master of Public Health Program, School of Medicine, University of New Mexico)