- August 27, 2010
- Michael Montoya, anthropology and Chicano/Latino studies associate professor, is featured in Ode Magazine's August 2010 issue
From Ode Magazine:
CBPR(community-based participatory research) approaches are gaining ground, particularly in the field of public health. The Community Knowledge Project (CKP), a group at the University of California, Irvine whose members work to end inequalities in health, used CBPR with a low-income neighborhood youth soccer league in Orange County to evaluate the health impact on children. A local community task force used the resulting data to lobby for more funding, since the CBPR study showed the positive effects of its recreational and health programs. "In CBPR, the community drives the conversation," says Michael Montoya, a CKP member and professor of anthropology at University of California, Irvine. "They drive the questions, the research and what it's used for."