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Nancy Shore

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 opted to return to the University of Washington for a doctoral degree in social welfare.

I joined UNE’s social work faculty in 2004 moving to Portland, Maine. 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 really 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 ensuring the ethical conduct of community-engaged research. In partnership with CCPH and five community-based organizations, we were awarded a two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health 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. 



University of Washington



University of Washington



University of Washington



Community-Campus Partnerships; Community-Engaged Research; Research Ethics


Current Research

Exploring community based processes for research ethics review; examining the impact of theater on raising awareness and changing behavior regarding dating abuse amongst high school youth

Research Interests

Community-engaged research and ethical considerations; developing community-university partnerships; Institutional Review Board processes; program evaluation; social work education

Selected Publications

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).

Shore, N., DiBiase, L., Hutchins, M. & Manahan, K. (2010). Found Poetry in the online environment: HBSE experience. Journal of Progressive Human Services.

Funded Grants

Greenwall Foundation: Research ethics reconsidered in the context of community-engaged research.

NIH R21: National collaborative study of community-based research ethics review processes;

Greenwall Foundation: Understanding community based mechanisms for research ethics review.

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.

Nancy Shore

Nancy Shore


Ph.D., M.S.W., M.P.H.


Senior Consultant Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

Off Campus

(207) 221-4507

Teaching Online