The Community Engaged Research Initiative (CERI) facilitates equitable, authentic, and robust community-engaged research to improve health.

CTSI recognizes that collaborating with the community in research is the foundation of improving public health. The goals of community engagement are to increase public trust in the research enterprise and to improve overall public health.


How do we support the Duke research community?

By building capacity
  • We build research-ready communities and community-ready researchers.

By facilitating connections
  • We facilitate meaningful and equitable partnerships and collaborations between community stakeholders and academic investigators.

By fostering authentic communications
  • We foster transparent, bidirectional communication between community stakeholders and academic investigators.


Would you like to participate in CERI’s programs, schedule a consultation, or just have a question? Request a service.