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Behavioral and Community-Based Research Team

Meet the team

Flow Cytometry Staff

Olveen Carrasquillo, MD, MPH is the Director of the BCSR and Professor and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine. Carrasquillo’s research interests and expertise are in minority health, health disparities, community-based participatory research, and access to care. He has over 15 years of experience leading several NIH grants and large randomized trials in cancer prevention with noted expertise in training and utilizing Community Health Workers for participant recruitment and retention.


Participant Recruitment and Retention

  • Use SCAN360* to identify geographical target areas for recruitment
  • Coordinate recruitment and retention strategies
  • Promote research through culturally-appropriate communication channels
  • Perform eligibility screening and consent study participants

Development of Culturally and Linguistically Competent Study Materials

  • Translate study materials into Spanish and/or Haitian Creole
  • Support field testing of study materials for cultural and linguistic relevance
  • Inform tailored promotional and other study materials

Data Collection and Management

  • Conduct focus groups
  • Transcribe focus groups and interviews
  • Administer surveys and qualitative interviews
  • Collect bio-fluid specimens
  • Support the development and maintenance of new REDcap projects for study specific data collection and e-consenting

Intervention Design and Implementation

  • Assist PIs with best practices for conducting community-based participatory research
  • Manage protocol post-Protocol Review Monitoring Committee and Institutional Review Board approval
  • Identify data to be captured and coordinate study activities
  • Support the development of intervention tools

Project Management

  • Oversee and supervise study team members and operations
  • Oversee and track study enrollment and progress
  • Coordinate study related trainings and meetings
  • Create reports
  • Assist with participant incentive disbursement and tracking
  • Provide general organization and logistic planning for the project
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)