Research in the Community

YCCI facilitates research in and with the community in a number of ways:

  • By partnering with a steadily increasing number of community health practitioners and networks to increase their capacity for research so that these results can be used for practice improvement. YCCI’s partners work closely with two federally qualified health centers (Fair Haven Community Health Center and Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center) and with Yale New Haven Community Medical Group. 
  • By supporting programs to increase awareness, interest and participation in translational research at Yale and disseminate research findings to the community.
  • By supporting educational programs, clinical collaborations and research projects in countries around the world.

Cultural Ambassadors: A Unique Community Partnership

YCCI recognizes that broadening community participation in clinical research involves linking investigators directly to resources in the community. To facilitate this, YCCI has partnered...

MoMba: A New Approach to Postpartum Depression

Using an interdisciplinary approach, Smith collaborated with Linda Mayes, M.D., Arnold Gesell Professor in the Child Study Center and professor of epidemiology (chronic diseases) and 2012...

GRADE: Treating Type 2 Diabetes

Therapy for Type 2 diabetes has been around for almost 60 years, yet there is still debate as to the best treatment strategy. Metformin is the most common first-line treatment, but many...

Raising Awareness of Clinical Research

YCCI is undertaking to determine what the public understands about participating in clinical trials and how to motivate volunteers to participate in them. This is particularly challenging...

Smilow Cancer Care Network

Launched in 2012, the Smilow Cancer Care network brings together Yale’s academic cancer care model and the community care model to form the largest cancer care delivery system in...

The University College London (UCL) - Yale Alliance

Yale University and University College – London (UCL) have created a transatlantic partnership in biomedical research and clinical care to advance research capabilities and exchange...

International Use of YCCI's Investigative Medicine Program

As part of an NIH-funded R34 grant to build infrastructure in South Africa, faculty members from South Africa come to Yale each summer to take the summer courses offered by the IMP.

YCCI Core Intensive Projects Partnering with International Community Based Organizations

The groundbreaking discoveries of Yale researchers including Richard Lifton, Murat Gunel, and Arya Mani about the genetics of cardiovascular, renal, and central nervous system diseases,...

International Training Center for Global Infectious Disease Research

The newly launched International Training Center for Global Infectious Disease Research headed by Yale faculty Michael Cappello, MD, and Elijah Paintsil, MBCHB, MD, a former YCCI Scholar,...

Principles and Guidelines for Community ­University Research Partnerships

Principles and Guidelines for Community­ University Research Partnerships was originally issued in collaboration with the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) as part of...