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Information for Researchers

researchThe Center for American Indian Community Health (CAICH) is made up of four Cores that provide services for researchers who want to work with American Indian communities, including the Administrative & Community Engagement Core, the Education Core, the Environmental Health Core, and the Methods Core.  To obtain our services for your project in an American Indian community, register it now!

Administrative & Community Engagement Core: The Administrative and Community Engagement Core is led by Center Director Dr. Christine M. Daley, assisted by Communications Director Dr. Crystal Lumpkins, and Assistant Director for Education & Community Engagement Jason Hale, MA.  Our most expansive core, the Administrative & Community Engagement Core promotes successful community-based participatory research on American Indian health disparities and helps to ensure our research meets the needs and expectations of our community partners. Services available to researchers through this Core include:

  • Assistance with recruitment for research projectsPoster printing
  • Use of Community Advisory Boards for assistance with study design, implementation of a research project, and dissemination of results
  • Community dissemination of research results using websites, social media, community events, monthly e-newsletters, annual reports to the community, and annual Community Research Forums
  • Small grants and matching funds for internal grants for researchers conducting pilot studies with American Indian communities
  • Conference travel funds for researchers presenting American Indian focused research at national and regional conferences
  • Community event funds to conduct community events for the purpose of recruitment or study implementation or dissemination with American Indian communities, as well as for service or educational activities
  • Scientific poster printing (fee for service)
  • Funds for academic journal publication fees for Center members publishing American Indian focused research
  • Cultural education for research teams through monthly cultural trainings and by-request presentations
  • Monthly in-service trainings focused on methods and scientific content and by-request presentations for individual research teams
  • Ethical oversight of research in American Indian communities through our Cultural Review & Monitoring Committee

Education Core (EduCAICH): The CAICH Education Core, otherwise known as EduCAICH, is led by Core Director Dr. Won Choi, assisted by Jason Hale, MA, Assistant Director for Community Engagement & Education.  EduCAICH is responsible for pipelining activities and internships, as well as college preparatory education.  Services available to researchers as a part of EduCAICH include:

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  • Assistance with recruitment of American Indian research associates and student workers
  • Multi-cultural experiences for research team members with American Indian communities


Environmental Health Core (GreeNation):  The Environmental Health Core, otherwise known as GreeNation, is housed in the Allergy and Immunology Laboratory of the Children’s Mercy Hospital and is led by Core Director Dr. Charles Barnes, assisted by Charley Lewis, MPH, Assistant Director for Data Management.  It is the only current Core that is housed outside of KUMC.  Services provided to researchers through GreeNation include:

  • Healthy Homes assessments for American Indian owned homes and/or businesses conducted by CAICH staff members (fee for service)
  • Laboratory analysis of samples collected through Healthy Homes assessments (fee for service)


Methods Core: The CAICH Methods Core is led by Core Director Dr. Byron Gajewski, assisted by Charley Lewis, MPH, Assistant Director for Data Management.  Services for researchers available through the Methods Core include:

  • Database design and quantitative analysis through the Department of Biostatistics & Data Science (fee for service)
  • CBPR study design for work in American Indian and other underserved communities (fee for service)
  • Qualitative study design, data collection and management, and data analysis (fee for service)
Last modified: Apr 03, 2019
Information for Researchers

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