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“This was such a great, quick and easy approach to providing our partners the necessary training to be successful in our spaces.  We followed up with them to discuss any questions they may have had from the training within the context of our project.  The in-person training was great because it helped develop the team.  However, the online version has really moved us quickly.”

Elizabeth Prom-Wormley  |  Virginia Commonwealth University, Seventh District Helath and Wellness Initiative
University of Colorado Denver

“I found it to be very user friendly and translatable for people who are not engaged in research on a regular basis.”

Christina Rush  |  University of Colorado Denver, Nueva Vida, Cuidando a mis Cuidadores (Caring for My Caregivers)

Who is using CIRTification?

  • University of Illinois Chicago
  • Northwestern University
  • Rush University
  • Georgetown University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • University of Kentucky
  • Campbell University
  • University of Miami
  • Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
  • Union Theological Seminary-Jewish Theological Seminary
  • Alliance Chicago
  • Howard Brown
  • University of California San Francisco
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • University of Colorado (Denver)
  • Pastors 4 PCOR
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • University of Virginia
  • George Washington University
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Published Research Citing CIRTification

Prom-Wormley, E. C., Ilyas, F., Gregory, D., Scott, A., Willaford, P., Fritz, L., … & Kenney, B. (2020). A Participatory Group Process within a Health Collaborative to Collect and Disseminate Needs Assessment Data. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action14(3), 285-297. 10.1353/cpr.2020.0034

Holliday, R. C., Phillips, R., & Akintobi, T. H. (2020). A Community-Based Participatory Approach to the Development and Implementation of an HIV Health Behavior Intervention: Lessons Learned in Navigating Research and Practice Systems from Project HAPPY. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health17(2), 399.

Lynch, E. B., Williams, J., Avery, E., Crane, M. M., Lange-Maia, B., Tangney, C., … & Epting, S. M. (2020). Partnering with Churches to Conduct a Wide-Scale Health Screening of an Urban, Segregated Community. Journal of Community Health45(1), 98-110.

Martin, Molly A., et al. “Design and sample characteristics of COordinated Oral health Promotion (CO-OP) Chicago: A cluster-randomized controlled trial.” Contemporary clinical trials 92 (2020): 105919.

Studts, C. R., Merritt, A. S., Pilar, M. R., Bundy, H., Bardach, S. H., Jacobs, J. A., & Feltner, F. J. (2020). Parent and Provider Preferences for Parenting Intervention Delivery in Rural Appalachia: A Qualitative Analysis Guiding Adaptation. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved31(3), 1399-1426. 10.1353/hpu.2020.0102

Johnson, R., Ingram, D., Gordon, B. S., Davis, P., & Greer-Smith, R. (2020). Community-Initiated Research Engagement: Equitable Partnership Delivering Research-Ready Faith-Based Ambassadors. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action14(2), 197-206. 10.1353/cpr.2020.0020

Santoyo-Olsson J, Stewart AL, Samayoa C, Palomino H, Urias A, Gonzalez N, et al. (2019) Translating a stress management intervention for rural Latina breast cancer survivors: The Nuevo Amanecer-II. PLoS ONE 14(10): e0224068.

Mitchell, E. M., Lothamer, H., Garcia, C., Marais, A. D., Camacho, F., Poulter, M., … & Smith, J. S. (2020). Acceptability and Feasibility of Community-Based, Lay Navigator-Facilitated At-Home Self-Collection for Human Papillomavirus Testing in Underscreened Women. Journal of Women’s Health29(4), 596-602.

Hefele, B., Langan, S. M., Pollins, K., & Gelfand, J. M. (2019). Engaging the Patient’s Perspective in Clinical Trials Research. The Journal of investigative dermatology139(6), 1217.

Hosler, J. J., Abrams, J. A., & Godsay, S. (2018). Combining task shifting and community-based care to improve maternal health: Practical approaches and patient perceptions. Social Science & Medicine216, 26-32.

Arcaya, M. C., Schnake-Mahl, A., Binet, A., Simpson, S., Church, M. S., Gavin, V., … & Ursprung, S. (2018). Community change and resident needs: Designing a Participatory Action Research study in Metropolitan Boston. Health & place52, 221-230.

Laura B Portalupi, Carmen L Lewis, Carl D Miller, Kerry L Whiteman-Jones, Kay A Sather, Donald E Nease, Jr, Daniel D Matlock, Developing a patient and family research advisory panel to include people with significant disease, multimorbidity and advanced age, Family Practice, Volume 34, Issue 3, 1 June 2017, Pages 364–369,

Mosavel, M., Ferrell, D., & LaRose, J. G. (2016). House Chats as a Grassroots Engagement Methodology in Community-Based Participatory Research: The WE Project, Petersburg. Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action10(3), 391–400.

Rush, C. L., Darling, M., Elliott, M. G., Febus-Sampayo, I., Kuo, C., Muñoz, J., … & Caicedo, L. (2015). Engaging Latina cancer survivors, their caregivers, and community partners in a randomized controlled trial: Nueva Vida intervention. Quality of Life Research24(5), 1107-1118.

Muramatsu, N., Madrigal, J., Berbaum, M. L., Henderson, V. A., Jurivich, D. A., Zanoni, J., … & Cruz Madrid, K. (2015). Co-learning with home care aides and their clients: collaboratively increasing individual and organizational capacities. Gerontology & geriatrics education36(3), 261-277.

Hand, R. K., Lawless, M. E., Deming, N., & Steiber, A. L. (2014). Development and pilot testing of a human subjects protection training course unique to registered dietitian nutritionists. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics114(12), 2009-2016.

Lazarus, L., Shaw, A., LeBlanc, S., Martin, A., Marshall, Z., Weersink, K., … & Tyndall, M. W. (2014). Establishing a community-based participatory research partnership among people who use drugs in Ottawa: the PROUD cohort study. Harm Reduction Journal11(1), 1-8.

“When we started this project, we were looking for an alternative to Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) and we were looking for a program in Spanish. We reached out to CIRTification… Without these materials we could not have trained our community recruiters. We also used a draft letter from CIRTification that we could submit to our IRB. Because our IRB relies on CITI we found this letter helpful to get ‘buy-in’ from our IRB.”

Jasmine Santoyo-Olsson  |  University of California San Francisco, Nuevo Amanecer