About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for COMMUNITY-BASED PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (221.725.98), a course offered by the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Focuses on teaching the principles and methods of community-based participatory research (CBPR) in the context of addressing the root causes of disease and injury in Indigenous communities. Challenges students to use a CBPR framework to deepen their understanding and application of social determinants of health, such as spirituality, indigenity, resource alienation and colonization that are unique to indigenous communities. Develops skills in CBPR approaches and methods for conducting field research related to social determinants. Prepares students to conceptualize, design, understand, and implement CBPR projects in indigenous populations.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Define and describe community-based participatory research (CBPR) approaches and methods, and particularly in relation to working in Indigenous population contexts, and how CBPR differs from other research approaches
  • Identify opportunities for developing and sustaining effective CBPR partnerships in Indigenous communities
  • Develop a draft research proposal that addresses a priority health issue in an Indigenous community that will best be addressed through a CBPR approach and includes: background/rationale for research; a research question; research objectives; methodology

Course Time

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri   8:30 AM to 2:20 PM


Experience living and working in indigenous settings

Intended Audience

Current and emerging Indigenous health professionals and others seeking to understand and address the health inequalities that exist among Indigenous peoples.

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Class participation and discussion, group activities and final paper.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade