Conduct research that meets the unique needs of the community and the funder.

Don't reinvent the wheel! We can help you effectively engage the community in your research by establishing trusting partnerships, and oversee the progress of your research study to ensure that it is conducted, documented, and reported according to funder requirements and community needs.

Are you a Principal Investigator working with the community?

If you are a postdoc or newly funded community-based researcher and need guidance on engaging the community in your research and overseeing the progress of your study, click below to learn more about our services.

Are you a Program Manager, Coordinator, or Research Assistant?

If you conduct research in the community and are overwhelmed by the many moving parts of the research process, our trainings will help you to learn community engagement and program management strategies for success.

Are you interested in collaborating or being a guest on the podcast?

If you are interested in being a guest on the Public Health Culture podcast, networking, collaborating in some capacity, or have a general question, let’s connect.

Meet Leonore Okwara, MPH

Leonore Okwara, MPH​

As a public health professional, I offer 14 years of national public health program management research experience in the nonprofit, academic, and federal sectors.

Over the years, I have witnessed the challenges that researchers face when trying to engage the community in their research and manage their community-engaged research protocols.

My passion is helping researchers overcome those challenges by using strategies that I have successfully implemented over the years.  

Leonore Okwara, MPH​

Case Studies

Identify problems before you start the work in the community using the PHRC Mapping Method

The Graduate Research Assistant knew that failing to address these barriers early on could impact the quality of her research, her well-established professional credibility, and the community trust she has worked so hard to build.

Conduct, document & report research activities to meet funder and community needs

PHRC helped this first time NIH-funded postdoc develop a 20-page program management plan that outlined the details of managing all aspects of her community-focused research. She now knew where to start; she had clarity.

“Leonore used her breadth and depth of knowledge about research planning to ask questions about design features I had never thought of and directly address potential issues related to IRB, participant enrollment and retention, and other logistics that are critical to effective research and data integrity. In fact, my research plan was developed to include trouble-shooting and contingency plans.”

“While the process of working with and learning from Leonore was valuable in itself, the greatest benefit of this service was that it yielded an exceptionally comprehensive, organized, and user-friendly project management plan.”

- Jessie Wong, PhD
Program Management Plan Developing

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