Reshaping Research: A Guide to Integrating Cultural Considerations into Research

Updated July 2021

The Center for Reducing Health Disparities was created in 2004 by Case Western Reserve University and the MetroHealth System. The Center helps to direct the Community Research Partnership Core of the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative. The aim of this Core is to facilitate community-based research among faculty, students, community organizations, and community residents. The Center is under the direction of Ashwini Sehgal, MD, and J. Daryl Thornton, MD, MPH.

The Center has designed a cultural competency guide titled “Reshaping Research: A Guide to Integrating Cultural Considerations into Research.” This guide is designed to help researchers begin the process of learning more about the cultural background and considerations of the individuals, groups and populations they encounter, and how these factors impact how research is conducted. 

The guide consists of 4 modules each providing 2 Continuing Research Education Credits (CRECs) after answering quiz questions.  Modules can be accessed at: