The Intersection of CBPR, Policy, and Social Change
Thursday, June 27th
Nile Malloy is the Northern California Program Director for Communities for a Better Environment. His work is focused on local land use, environmental, health, and climate programs and policies that support local resilience—a community’s ability to resist or rapidly recover from extreme circumstances–in Oakland, Richmond and the rest of the Bay Area.
Nile is interested in social entrepreneurship and innovative projects that address solutions to community problems. He has taught and lectured at the New College of California and was a high school teacher in San Francisco for four years. Nile served on the Cumulative Impacts Working Group for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. He holds a B.A. in Urban Anthropology and African American Studies from the University of Michigan, and an M.A. in Social and Cultural Anthropology with a focus on local and global economic and environmental projects.
Meredith Minkler, DrPH, MPH, is Professor of Health and Social Behavior at the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, where she was founding director of the UC Berkeley Center on Aging. She currently serves as Chair of the campus’ Community- Engaged Research Faculty Network, and as a member of the Governing Board of the UC system wide’s Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California (CCREC). For 36 years, she has undertaken health disparities research, community interventions, and community-based participatory research (CBPR) with underserved communities including the low income elderly, grandmothers raising grandchildren, people with disabilities, youth, and immigrant workers. Her current research includes a CBPR study of late stage diagnosis of HIV/AIDS in Latinos and African Americans; a multi-site case study analysis of CBPR as a strategy for linking place-based work and policy; a CBPR project with Chinatown restaurant workers in San Francisco; and a statewide intervention fostering senior leadership and activism to promote healthy aging and social justice. Her publications include over 130 peer reviewed articles and book chapters and 8 books including the co-edited volume, Community Based Participatory Research for Health: From Process to Outcomes (with Nina Wallerstein, 2nd edition 2008); Community Organizing and Community Building for Health and Welfare (3rd edition, 2013), Critical Gerontology (with Carroll Estes) and the co-authored book Forgotten Caregivers: Grandmothers raising the children in the crack cocaine epidemic (with Kathleen M Roe).
*click on the case study title for the project description, biographies, and presentation material