CEC Stakeholder Advisory Board

Our Center has prioritized stakeholder-engaged research. We define stakeholder-engaged research as research led by stakeholders or led by researchers in collaboration with stakeholders. Our Center works with diverse stakeholders, from community groups to regulatory agencies. To guide our activities, our Center has pulled together a Stakeholder Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB is comprised of community organizations, OSU Extension representatives, county health and environmental health officials and non-profit representatives.

To learn more about our Board and the responsibilities of Stakeholder Advisory Board members, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

We ask members of the SAB to attend two 90-minute meetings per year (virtual meetings will continue as necessary and will always be available even when in-person meetings are scheduled). The SAB will review CEC activities and serve on project-specific steering committees as appropriate.

The Stakeholder Advisory Board is designed to provide a high-level review of the activities of the Community Engagement Core. The mission of our Center is to improve environmental public health and improve the understanding of the relationships among environmental exposures, human biology, and disease. To do this, we hope to learn from our stakeholders and co-develop research that addresses existing environmental health issues. Board members can provide input on stakeholder-engaged research to ensure research represents stakeholder questions and concerns. For example, if a project entails a community or environmental health issue that you have expertise on, we may reach out and ask you to be an advisor on that project.

All SAB members can participate in Pilot Projects. The Center will fund several small grants per year. These grants are designed to use the Center’s resources to generate environmental health data to help answer stakeholder questions. SAB members can reach out through the Community Engagement Core to identify resources and expertise, and they can search our Discovery Index.

Our Center has developed a Discovery Index. This captures the expertise and research from our Center and our partners, to include our stakeholders. If you are not included in this Index, and would like to be, please contact us at ehsc@oregonstate.edu.

Our Center has developed a Discovery Index. This Index captures research, resources, and scientific equipment that is housed in our Center. It is also designed to capture the knowledge, resources and expertise of our partners, to include the groups we work with and that serve on our Stakeholder Advisory Board. If you would like to be included in this Index, please send us an email at ehsc@oregonstate.edu.

Our Center is designed to work with stakeholders throughout the Pacific Northwest, involved in environmental health research. We are happy to meet with other groups to discuss our research and resources, and to learn about their work, resources and needs. You can connect us by email (ehsc@oregonstate.edu) or set up a meeting.

Our Center is collaborating with the Evaluation Core of the Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute at OHSU. Periodically, the Evaluation Core will be sending out surveys to our stakeholder advisory board members to gain a better understanding of how the SAB is working, and how the Center is achieving its mission. These surveys are optional, but we use your feedback to improve our activities moving forward. We will present the results (they will not identify any of the members by name) at our SAB meetings.

There is a call for pilot projects once a year, along with an option to submit time-sensitive applications throughout the year. All pilot projects must be submitted by a Center member. The Strategic Initiative Award requires a Center member partner with a stakeholder to address an area of concern with relevance to the stakeholder. You can learn more about the Pilot Projects here: https://ehsc.oregonstate.edu/pilot.

You can reach out to the Community Engagement Core (ehsc@oregonstate.edu) for help finding a Center member to partner with, or search through our Discovery Index.

CEC Affiliates – Frequently Asked Questions

CEC affiliates are researchers here at Oregon State, or at other universities that are similarly focused on translational environmental health research. Affiliates will also attend the Stakeholder Advisory Board meetings and may provide input on additional research institutions that stakeholders can reach out to for expertise.

As a CEC affiliate, you can use our Discovery Index to find potential partners with complementary expertise and/or resources. You may also partner with Center members on a Pilot Project. If you are interested in becoming more involved, consider becoming a member of the Center.

There is a call for pilot projects once a year, along with an option to submit time-sensitive applications throughout the year. All pilot projects must be submitted by a Center member. You can learn more about the Pilot Projects here: https://ehsc.oregonstate.edu/pilot.

You can reach out to the Community Engagement Core (ehsc@oregonstate.edu) for help finding a Center member to partner with, or search through our Discovery Index.

We ask members to attend two 90-minute meetings per year (virtual meetings will continue as necessary and will always be available even when in-person meetings are scheduled). Dependent on your time, and interest, we may ask you to serve on project-specific steering committees.