09/12/2023: Community-Engaged Research: Increasing Occupational Health Equity Among Historically Marginalized Populations

Community-Engaged Research: Increasing Occ Health Equity Among Historically Marginalized Populations

About the webinar:

Community-engaged interventions that address structural/social dimensions of health and occupational health equity are lacking among low socioeconomic status and migrant workers, especially waterfront workers like fishermen and seafood processors. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a relational model that values participants as equal partners in research, dissemination, and implementation. CBPR, when applied to high-risk occupational settings with under-reached populations, can improve health and prevent injury. This presentation will detail the potential benefits of using CBPR within occupational health studies, and the importance of meeting people where they are.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Examine the benefits of using community-based participatory research (CBPR)

  • Apply community-based approaches to programs of research or practice

  • Discuss the importance of meeting people where they are, and in valuing participants as equal partners in research

Speaker: Shannon Guillot-Wright, PhD

Shannon Guillot-Wright, PhD is an Associate Professor at UTHealth’s School of Public Health and holds an affiliation in the Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. She is also the Director of Health Policy Research at the Center for Violence Prevention. Her program of research focuses on occupational health equity and the use of evidence in policymaking, with an emphasis on structural violence and social justice. She is particularly interested in understanding power, influence, and social change. Dr. Guillot-Wright’s research with waterfront workers is grounded in community based participatory research principles and her methodology is ethnographic, including photovoice and digital storytelling. She has her PhD in Medical Humanities from UT Medical Branch, MA in Human Rights from Columbia University, and completed her postdoctoral training at the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center at Penn State.


The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 Contact Hour. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12983, for 1.0 contact hour.

Certificates of Completion

Certificates of Completion will be available to webinar participants who are present for the complete, live webinar, and logged in with their registered email address. Call-in attendees are not eligible for certificates at this time - Please download the Zoom app to log in via email on your smartphone whenever possible.

In order to receive your Certificate of Completion, qualified learners must complete the post-webinar evaluation within 7 days of the webinar. A link to the evaluation will be emailed to qualified learners 24 hours after the webinar via no-reply@zoom.us. Qualified learners who submit their evaluation will receive a Certificate of Completion via email, and can also print/save the certificate from their browser after submitting their evaluation.

If you're not able to attend the live presentation, no problem! We record most presentations and will host them on our website provided we have permission to do so. Presentation recordings are not eligible for Certificates of Completion.


If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Michelle Meyer at (510) 642-8365 or mmeyer@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail) with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.

Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH)

ABOUT Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH)

The Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) supports research, education and outreach in occupational and environmental health funded by Grant #T42OH008421. This ERC grant is under the leadership of David Gimeno, PhD and Jooyeon Hwang, PhD, MS who serve as ERC Director and Deputy Director. The mission of the SWCOEH is to promote and improve health, safety, and well-being in the workplace and the community.