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Featured Member

Beyond Research: A Passion for CBPR in Rural Communities

The CCPH Featured Member is Beverly McCabe-Sellers, a Research Coordinator and Nutritionist at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service Lower Mississippi Delta Nutrition Intervention Research Initiative (Delta NIRI).

The mission of Delta NIRI is to improve the health of rural residents of the Lower Mississippi Delta through nutrition intervention research and intervention methodology research that is sustainable. Their approach is to fully develop the community-based participatory research (CBPR) model of equitable partnerships among community members, university faculty, and USDA research scientists.

In her interview, Beverly describes her passion for CBPR and the work