The Community Engagement component of the Translational Research Institute (TRI) fosters collaborative partnerships with two stakeholder communities that are vital in developing the relationships needed to promote translational research and applying research findings to delivery of medical and public health services.

TRI provides services and resources to two stakeholder communities:

Public and Lay Community comprises various segments of the state population defined by salient demographic or health-related parameters (e.g., place of residence, race/ethnicity, risk behaviors, medical diagnoses).

Academic Research Community comprises university faculty, staff and students researching the broad range of issues relevant to etiology and management of illness.