Associate Director Community Research and Engagement
Mr. De Pourcq brings 17 years of clinical research administration experience to his role as an integral member of the Center’s senior administrative leadership and provides input in the development and updating of strategic long-range plans to support the goals and activities of the center. He is responsible for the oversight and administration of the T3 Translational Research Core efforts of the (community research and engagement) functions of the CTSA. In coordination with the Dean Margaret Grey of the Yale School of Nursing, Director of the T3 Translational Research Core, Mr. De Pourcq is overseeing the building of some key infrastructural components of the core such as cultivating local and regional community stakeholders collaborations aimed at advancing translational research. He oversees YCCI’s Community Partnership Program which include representatives from Junta For Progressive Action Inc., the oldest Hispanic serving foundation in New Haven, and the AME Zion Churches, the largest African American denomination in the state. This program was developed to create a bi- directional forum for Yale faculty and underrepresented communities for the purposes of soliciting community feedback into individual research projects and to assist with recruiting participants from these communities. An additional facet of this program is also a Spanish language translation service partnership with Junta providing the translations needed by Yale faculty. Mr. De Pourcq is also leading several initiatives designed to facilitate multidisciplinary community-based participatory and patient-centered research, including health disparities, and efforts aimed at addressing underrepresented minority groups in clinical research. Prior to joining YCCI, Mr. De Pourcq served as the project manager for two large NIH-funded studies with the Yale AIDS Program and was responsible for the activities of a mobile primary health care van. He then served as the director of the Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office overseeing the day-to-day operations of the research support staff and the regulatory compliance of oncology trials. As part of the YCCI leadership, Mr. De Pourcq’s position requires participation at the national level in key community engagement focused committees.