Asraa Alhawli

Public Health Coordinator, ACCESS

Asraa Hawli-Bazzi is a Public Health Coordinator at ACCESS Community Health and Research Center. Her work focuses on advocacy and policy related to Medicaid, Medicaid expansion, and access to affordable health coverage in underserved communities. Asraa also coordinates ACCESS’s involvement in research projects and initiatives with partner institutions. She has published research on associations with health outcomes in the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) population in the U.S. She has also assisted in coordinating the international Arab Health Summit - which has been the platform for ground-breaking research on Health Issues in Communities of Color including the MENA population. Asraa has led multiple education and awareness-raising campaigns in the community pertaining to health care access and substance use. Asraa received her Bachelor's in Public Health from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Asraa is speaking at

December 1, 2020
10:30 am - 11:30 am



In this session, participants will hear from community leaders and learn how to build community-academic research partnerships and negotiate budgets, intellectual property, and different organizational work styles.

We will focus on resources for community-based organizations in negotiating research partnerships; guidelines for researchers in approaching community-based organizations and consider key questions, such as: What are the benefits of research partnerships to community stakeholders? What are the experiences of community members who have already taken part of research?  How do you approach and build relationships with community-based organizations? 

  • Negotiating Research Partnerships, Asraa Alhawli, ACCESS, Advocacy Specialist & Research Coordinator ACCESS Community Health and Research Center 
  • The Role of Research in Advocating for Environmental Justice, Sandra Turner-Handy, CURES Community Advisory Board, Engagement Director, Michigan Environmental Council
  • Community Compensation from a Health Equity Lens, Rev Sarah Bailey, Flint Community Ethics Review Board
  • Community In-Reach: Leveraging Academic Connections for Community Protection, Dell Stubblefield, CURES CAB member, Hope Village 

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