Nancy Shore, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.P.H.
Senior Consultant Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
My desire to pursue a MSW solidified after working abroad in Central America. Given my interest in maternal and child health, I went to the University of Washington for my MSW and MPH. After working in the field for about four years at a Head Start program, I became increasingly interested in research and policy and returned to the University of Washington for a doctoral degree in social welfare.
I joined UNE’s social work faculty in 2004. My primary teaching areas include HBSE, Research and Grant-Writing. In 2007 I returned to Seattle and began teaching online. I strongly believe in the potential for online learning to be a dynamic and highly interactive means of delving into course material. This however requires that students and instructors are actively involved in the discussion threads, pushing each other to further our thinking on the course content and what it means to be a social worker.
In addition to teaching, I truly enjoy research. In 2007 I reconnected with Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) and began serving as a senior consultant. Most of my research focuses upon ethics of community engagement, culturally responsive research practices and educational disparities.
In partnership with CCPH and five community-based organizations, NIEHS awarded us a two-year grant to better understand how community groups and partnerships determine whether and how research occurs within their own communities. We received a second grant from the Greenwall Foundation to translate our findings into policy recommendations aimed at revising the Belmont Report (1979) and federal regulations guiding the protection of human participants in research. Building off this work, we received funding from NIMHD to convene community groups interested in developing or strengthening their research review process.
Other CCPH partnership work, funded by a PCORI community engagement award, entailed engaging diverse communities in listening sessions and community forums to enhance culturally responsive research practices. During my 2019-2020 sabbatical, I supported the work of the Racial Equity Coalition formed to address educational disparities in King County. This in part entailed conducting participatory research to understand the development and impact of the coalition.
Continued involvement with the Racial Equity Coalition focused primarily on the dissemination of participatory research findings on the development and impact of the coalition.
Kasouaher M, Shore N, Culhane-Pera K, Pergament S, Batres R, Castro Reyes P, Isaacs ML & Richmond A (2021). Strategies to enhance culturally responsive research: Community Research Recommendation Tool. Progress in Community Health Partnerships Issue, 15(3).
Shore N, Ford A, Wat E, Brayboy M, Isaacs ML, Park A, Strelnick H, Seifer SD. (2015). Community-based review of research across diverse community contexts: Key characteristics, critical issues and future directions. American Journal of Public Health, 105(7).
Shore N, Park A, Castro P, Wat E, Sablan-Santos L, Isaacs ML, Freeman E, Cooks J, Drew E & Seifer SD (2015). The national collaborative study of community-based processes for research ethics review. Community Engaged Scholarship for Health (CES4Health.info).
Isaacs ML, Shore N, Park A & Seifer SD (2015). Papa Ola Lokahi’s Institutional Review Board: Serving to protect Native Hawaiians while advancing health research. Community Engaged Scholarship for Health (CES4Health.info).
Wat E, Park A, Shore N & Seifer SD (2015). Special Service for Groups’ Institutional Review Board: Research equity is community protection. Community Engaged Scholarship for Health (CES4Health.info).
Sablan-Santos L, Castro P, Park A, Shore N & Seifer SD (2015). Guam Communications Network’s community research project review process: Empowering our community to protect and promote our Chamorro people and culture. Community Engaged Scholarship for Health (CES4Health.info).
Cooks J, Shore N, Park A & Seifer SD (2015). Galveston Island Community Research Advisory Committee: Gatekeepers for health and well-being for African-Americans in Galveston, TX. Community Engaged Scholarship for Health (CES4Health.info).
Freeman E, Park A, Shore N & Seifer SD (2015). Center for Community Health Education Research and Service’s emerging community-based research committee: Practice-based research with community health centers in Boston. Community Engaged Scholarship for Health (CES4Health.info).
Shore N, Park A, Castro P, Cooks J, Freeman E, Isaacs ML, Sablan-Santos L, Wat E, Drew E & Seifer SD (2015). The National Collaborative Study of community-based processes for research ethics review: A cross-case analysis. Community Engaged Scholarship for Health (CES4Health.info).
Shore, N., Drew, E., Bajorunaite, R., & Seifer, S. (2011). Relationships between community-based research ethics review processes and institution-based IRBs: A national study. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 6(2).
Shore, N., Wong, K., Bajorunaite, R., Moy, L., Baden, AC, Cyr, K., Ulevicus, J. & Seifer, S. (2010). Understanding community-based processes for research ethics review. American Journal of Public Health, 101(S1).
Love & Liberation. Funded by Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Account. Role: Researcher.
Patient Engagement: Enhancing Culturally Appropriate Research. Funded by PCORI. Role: Co-Project Lead.
Community-Led Research Review Conference: Co-Learning & Connecting around the Table. Funded by National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities R13. Role: Project Advisory Member.
Research Ethics Reconsidered in the Context of Community-Engaged Research. Funded by Greenwall Foundation. Role: Principal Investigator.
A National Collaborative Study of Community-based Processes for Research Ethics Review. Funded by Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supplement Request). Role: Principal Investigator.
A National Collaborative Study of Community-based Processes for Research Ethics Review. Funded by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences R21. Role: Principal Investigator.
You the Man: Longitudinal Study. Funded by Bingham Foundation. Role: Co-Principal Investigator.
Understanding Community-Based Mechanisms for Research Ethics Review. Funded by Greenwall Foundation. Role: Co-Principal Investigator.
Invited plenary presentation
Shore, N. (March, 2012). Does the Belmont Report provide considerations for community risks and benefits? Engaging the Community for Research Success: What Scientists and IRBs Need to Know. South Atlantic National Research Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Shore, N. (December, 2007). Moderator: Social behavioral research in and with the community. Human Research Protection Programs in an Evolving Research Landscape sponsored by Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research, Boston, MA.
Community-engaged research and ethical considerations; developing community-university partnerships; culturally responsive research practices and policies; educational disparities