Our Social Connectedness project (informed by a Photovoice research methodology), wherein subjects document their psychological wellbeing photographically, shows the academic environment is especially problematic for historically marginalized graduate and professional students (HMGPS), which includes first-generation college students, non-binary, racial/ethnic minority, disabled, LGBTQ+, rural background, and low-income students.
The long-term objective of this award is to increase the capacity of graduate students, faculty, staff, on- and off-campus healthcare providers, and university administrators to collaborate in patient centered outcomes research and/or comparative effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) that effectively addresses the mental health needs of underrepresented graduate students and improves health outcomes among this patient population.
We propose three aims to meet our long-term objective:
This project is a collaboration between the University of California, Riverside (UCR) School of Medicine, University of California Graduate and Professional Council (UCGPC), UCR Health, and Solid Ground Wellness in Recovery.
This project received a two-year funding award from the Eugene Washington Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Engagement Awards program.
This figure outlines our project leadership structure and engagement plan.
The above timeline breaks down the engagement award activities by the three aims of the proposed project, which are nestled between the pre-award work that began in 2020 to 2021 with the Social Connectedness and Healing the Academy projects and the dissemination activities that will occur throughout the award period.
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