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Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board meets quarterly to

  1. Advocate before the CTRI on behalf of the general public on issues related to clinical research
  2. Prioritize the Alliance's activities and address any mismatch between demand for services and capacity
  3. Oversee CTRI interactions with the community, including public focus groups to discuss subject recruitment experiences
  4. Recommend changes to clinical trials research strategies
  5. Assist the Alliance with access to specific communities that are not adequately represented in outreach, UCSD research, or other CTRI resources
  6. Represent community physicians, educators, and organizations on the CTRI Steering Committee.


Member Name / (Community Agency)

Member Name / (Non-CTRI Clinical Agency)

Carol Neidenberg
Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy (Mental Health)
Capt. Linnea Axman
Naval Medical Center, San Diego
Dixie Galapon
Union of Pan-Asian Communities
Steve O’Kane
Council of Community Clinics
Abdi Mohamoud
East Africa Immigration and Refugee Services
Fran Butler-Cohen; CEO:
Family Health Centers of San Diego
Susi Jones
Julian Backcountry Collaborative / Family Resource Center
Leticia Ibarra
Clinicas De Salud Del Pueblo, Inc.
Amy Binggeli
Planning and Evaluation; (Imperial Co. Public Health Dept)
Richard Just
Palomar-Pomerado Health Centers
Arcela Nunez-Alvarez
National Latino Research Center
Martin Bartolac
Kaiser Permanente of Southern California
Leslie Elion
Deaf Community of San Diego

CTRI Investigators that Attend Community Advisory Board Meetings

James S. Grisolia
Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County
H. Taras & G. Sadler: CTRI Community Programs
S. Plaxe: UCSD Academy of Clinician Scholars
D. O’Connor: Schools of Medicine & Pharmacy
L. Eichenfield: Rady Children’s Hospital
E. Klonoff, B. Wulfeck, C. Stoskopf: San Diego State Univ
R. von Jaeger: HIV Research Recruitment
Alan S. Maisel: VA Medical Center
Bonnie Copland
Central Region Public Health Center; (SD County Public Health)
Betsy Keller; Advocate for Senior Citizens
Fredericka Manor Retirement Community
Kristen Garret
Community Health Improvement Partners
Robert Tambuzi
United African Ministerial Action Council