Director, Office of Community Engaged Research, Office of Community Engaged Research
Parada Jordan, M.S. is currently the Director of Community Engaged Research at Wayne State University (WSU) Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio). Her responsibilities includes oversight of the Office of Community Engaged Research in Health, focusing on sustaining health and well-being, building citizen habits of engagement and solving health issues by utilizing various engagement strategies, education and training, communication, dissemination of information and evaluation. She also manages community initiatives at the Clinical Research Services Center (CRSC), an urban research center devoted to studying and eliminating health disparities that impact City of Detroit residents and providing infrastructure to support and conduct industry and investigator clinical trials. Prior to her current role with WSU, Ms. Jordan was a systems analyst and database manager for the Voices of Detroit Initiative (VODI), the Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC), and the federal government. She is a community health advocate with extensive experience working with federal, state and city governments, community organizations and academic partners around community engagement in health care and chronic disease management in the tri-county area, with special focus in Detroit and Wayne County. She has worked with community stakeholders on a range of issues, including disparities impacting chronic disease management and interventions. She has expertise in diverse community engagement strategies such as Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR), Deliberative Democracy, Open Space Technology and World Café to inform community on research projects and address community priorities.
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