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Community-Based Approaches to Building Resilience
Join us on Monday, August 26th for an event with leaders in the field of community-level ACEs and research to learn how to build community-level resilience!

Dr. Nia Heard-Garris is a pediatrician and researcher in the Department of Pediatrics at Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University; and, in the Division of Academic General Pediatrics and Mary Ann & J. Milburn Smith Child Health Research, Outreach, and Advocacy Center at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Heard-Garris is an active member in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and serves as the Chair and founding member of the Provisional Section of Minority Health, Equity, and Inclusion.
Dr. Heard-Garris's overarching research interests revolve around the relationship between adversities experienced in childhood subsequent child and adolescent health. Further, those interests also include the factors that contribute to a child’s ability to thrive despite these experiences. Through her research, she aims to generate the knowledge to help inform evidence-based interventions that allow pediatricians and policymaker’s to help build resilience in children and in the communities that support children. Her long-term goal is to understand the role of childhood stress in the development of pediatric illnesses and key mitigating factors, so that family-centered, culturally appropriate strategies can be developed to treat, prevent, and ultimately lessen the burden adversity 
Lisa M. Vaughn, Ph.D. is Professor of Pediatrics at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine/Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center with a joint appointment in the Educational Studies Community-Based Action Research Concentration at the University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services. She is formally trained as a social psychologist. Dr. Vaughn has specific training and a significant publication history in community-based participatory research, community engagement, qualitative research methodologies, and culturally relevant health care with a focus on understanding health disparities and promoting health equity specifically with minority and immigrant families and vulnerable youth.

Over her academic career, she has been involved in a number of projects either as a Principal or Co-Investigator that engage community stakeholders in the research process and use innovative qualitative and participatory action research methodologies. Dr. Vaughn regularly teaches doctoral level classes in community-based participatory research, qualitative research, group process, and research methods at University of Cincinnati.
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