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Urban Health Outcomes Research

The recent focus on, and funding for, patient-centered outcomes and health services research presents a new avenue of inquiry that warrants our attention.  Experienced faculty who conduct such research serve not only as independent investigators, but also as much-needed collaborators in late translational research initiatives.  

Community-Based Research

Temple Health: Block-by-Block (THB3) is a multi-disciplinary research partnership at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in the Temple Clinical Research Institute (TCRI). The THB3 partnership aims to better understand and address the health concerns and needs of communities in North Philadelphia by:

  • Gathering general and specific health information
  • Promoting research studies performed at TUHS to North Philadelphia residents
  • Engaging local residents to have a voice in community research

The purpose of this research project is to create a partnership between Temple researchers and the surrounding communities. To do this, the Temple Health: Block-by-Block (THB3) team interviews people living in North Philadelphia about their health and collects descriptive data related to health indicators.

This research is being done so that we can better understand the health problems, concerns and needs of people living in these communities.  

Investigators interested in accessing community data from THB3 subjects in other research studies should contact Dr. Susan Fisher or the THB3 team at 215-707-8423.