Community Engaged Research

  • Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES):  CURES is one of a few select environmental health sciences core centers in the nation funded by NIH's National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. CURES works to understand how human complex exposures to chemical and non-chemical stressors in the urban environment can influence the development of environmentally-linked disease. Link:
  • Eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in cancer: Scientists at Wayne State seek to understand and eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in cancer prevention and control, specifically screening and survivorship. Research is focused on the assessment of sociocultural factors that influence cancer screening. Link:
  • Office for Community Engaged Research: The Office for Community Engaged Research, a part of the Wayne State Clinical Research Service Center, is housed at IBio.

Contact info

OCEnR contacts

Hayley Thompson:,

Parada Jordan:

Bethany Foster: