Hiram College

Community Engagement

This workshop will consider strategies and effective tools for projects that engage community participants as either research subjects or collaborators. We will also discuss strategies for working with participants from vulnerable groups as well as researchers’ role in keeping participants at the forefront of research.

Example materials for submission: project descriptions, outreach materials, links to audio/visual or digital content, photos, written documents, or audio files from research participants.

Keisha Ray has a Doctorate’s degree in philosophy from the University of Utah. She is an assistant professor at the McGovern Center for Humanities in Ethics at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, McGovern Medical School (UT Medical School). Her work in bioethics focuses on social disabilities and biomedical enhancement and racial disparities in health care and health outcomes between black and white individuals. She has published articles in journals such as Topoi: An International Review of Philosophy and American Journal of Bioethics, where she is also an associate editor and regular contributor to their online blog site. She has also contributed multiple chapters to anthologies and textbooks.