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The Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center

A community-based participatory research partnership in Detroit


Welcome to the Detroit URC

Welcome to the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center (Detroit URC), a community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnership conducting research and interventions to promote health equity in the city of Detroit.

This website contains news and updates, networking opportunities, CBPR tools, policy advocacy resources and more!


News and Updates

The Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center (Detroit URC) has selected 12 community-academic teams from across the U.S. to participate in the Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Partnership Academy. This new, year-long...
University of Michigan School of Public Health (U-M SPH) Professor and Detroit URC Co-Director Richard Lichtenstein has been selected for the 2015 Gary L. Filerman Prize for Educational Leadership. The Prize recognizes individuals from...

Featured Resources


Our CBPR Tools includes:

  • Definitions
  • Partnership development strategies
  • Data collection methods
  • Dissemination guidelines
  • Benefits & challenges






Community-Academic Research Network

Connect with community organizations and academic researchers seeking to improve health in Detroit through collaborative research.


Featured research tools:

  • Partnership Evaluation Questionnaire
  • MCBPR Group Dynamics Evaluation Instrument

Meet our partners and find links to their organizations here.


Detroit URC Partners

Communities In Schools | Community Health and Social Services Center (CHASS) | Detroit Hispanic Development

Corporation | Eastside Community Network | Friends of Parkside

Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice | Latino Family Services | Neighborhood Service Organization

Institute for Population Health | Henry Ford Health System

The University of Michigan Schools of Public Health, Nursing, and Social Work


University of Michigan School of Public Health
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029

Phone: (734) 764-5171
Fax: (734) 763-7379