UMass Dartmouth launches new community research program

Dec 2, 2019

UMass Dartmouth is launching a new program aimed at improving lives within the community. 

The program, called the Community Research and Partnership Initiative, will allow university staff and researchers to conduct research aimed at improving their social, economic, educational, ecological and physical well-being of community partners and stakeholders.

Assistant Professor Marni Kellogg (Nursing & Health Sciences) and Assistant Professor Eric Larson (Crime & Justice Studies) will be working with CoRPI and the Office of Research and Development on furthering their grant-funded community-focused research initiatives.

As some of the first projects, the group’s first class of CoRPI fellows will research how traumatic situations in the workplace negatively affects nurses, and research into worker cooperative programs as a way to establish social and economic security for people formerly incarcerated in Rhode Island.