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Does Trustworthiness Matter?

Kate McGlone West and her son Corbin

University of Washington School of Public Health PhD student Kate McGlone West is conducting a survey of community members partnering on research projects, as part of her dissertation research entitled, "Exploring Trustworthiness Within Community-Academic Partnerships." Kate's dissertation aims to understand what it means for a researcher to be trustworthy toward their community research partners and how researchers' institutions can remove constraints on researchers that hinder their trustworthiness. 

Kate is interested in ethics of community engagement in research, because she believes that partnering with communities will lead to more respectful research, better science, and improved health outcomes, especially for those experiencing health disparities. Her interest in the topic began over a decade ago, when she worked in a community-based participatory research partnership in Alaska.

If you are currently partnering in a research study as a community, patient, parent, or similar partner, please take the quick and anonymous survey, to help Kate continue her dissertation work!  Those who complete the survey before March 31 can enter a drawing for one of 3 $50 Amazon gift cards. 

Take the survey now.

Questions? Prefer to take the survey by paper or over the phone? Contact Kate.


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