WVCTSI Community Engagement and Outreach

Overview of Services

As part of the WVCTSI, the Community Engagement and Outreach (CEO) Program eliminates the "disconnect" between our state's health disparities and the assets available to address those disparities. It serves as “the go to place” for conducting, and rapidly translating community-relevant research to improve the health and well-being of WV and beyond. The Program underscores the significance of interactions among community members, healthcare providers, and researchers, and provides a single organizational structure for all constituents to access for guidance, support, and technical assistance for community engaged research.

The West Virginia Practice-Based Research Network (WVPBRN), part of the Community Engagement and Outreach Core of the WVCTSI, is the first-ever practice-based research network in the state. The mission of the WVPBRN is to improve the health of West Virginians by collaborating with primary care practices to conduct translational practiced-based research. While a developing network, the WVPBRN has already become a multi-site, multi-county entity which is well-positioned to have a significant, positive impact on priority health disparities.


Geri Dino, PhD.
Community Engagement and Outreach Core Chair

Stephenie Kennedy, EdD.
Community Engagement and Outreach Associate Core Chair

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

8 AM - 5 PM



1 Medical Center Drive
P.O. Box 9102
Morgantown, WV 26506

Links and Resources

  1. WVCTSI Community Engagement and Outreach Website
  2. West Virginia Practice-Based Research Network
  3. WV Project ECHO


Name Role Phone Email Location
Stacey Whanger, MPH
WVPBRN Manager
Health Sciences Center
Jay Mason
Collaborations Innovations Manager
Health Sciences Center
Traci Jarrett, PhD
Community-Clinic Linkages Liaison
University of Kentucky
Kayetlyn Edinger, MPA
WV Project ECHO Coordinator
Health Sciences Center
Jennifer Lukas
WVPBRN Coordinator



Mithra Mohtasham
WV Project ECHO Coordinator



Tracy Sun
WVPBRN Coordinator




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