Brenna Kirk is a doctoral student in the School of Public Health at West Virginia University. She is a project coordinator for a PCORI-funded Engagement Award. Kirk has been a caregiver in varying capacities for the last 15 years for family members who have had dementia, stroke, diabetes, and other health issues and disabilities. As a student, intern, and project coordinator, she has been involved in several community-based participatory research projects in diverse communities.

She is a fellow as part of a National Institutes of Health T32 training program for biomedical and behavioral sciences, in which students and faculty from various departments across the biomedical and behavioral fields are brought together to collaboratively learn and work to increase translational research. In this specific program community, she has served as an informal ambassador through teaching and promoting patient-centeredness and engagement in research.

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