Barbara Israel, DrPH, MPH
Principal Investigator, Michigan CEAL; Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health; Director, The Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center
Barbara A. Israel, DrPH, MPH is a Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She is the Director and a founding member of the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center (Detroit URC), a community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnership now in its 25th year. She has extensive experience conducting, evaluating, disseminating and translating findings from CBPR projects in collaboration with partners in diverse communities, and teaches a graduate level course in CBPR. She has published widely in the areas of: the conduct of CBPR; the evaluation of CBPR partnerships; the social and physical environmental determinants of health and health inequities; the relationship among stress, social support, control and physical and mental health; and evaluation research methodologies.