Center for Applied and Community Research (CACR)

Our mission is to advance excellence in social science research, training, knowledge transfer and exchange at the School of Social Work and to extend this work to the broader Simmons research community. We integrate research, teaching, and practice using an interdisciplinary approach, thereby building a bridge between academic science and community science.

CACR Events

2013-2014 Colloquium Series

In our efforts to highlight ongoing community research in the Simmons College community, the CACR hosts a montly colloquium featuring Simmons faculty and community partners. A partial list of colloquia for the upcoming semester follows, and the full list for the 2013-2014 academic year is available here. All colloquia will take place in the Brackett Room, P304-E, on the third floor of the Palace Road Building, Simmons College.

Enhancing Survivors' Wellbeing through Program Evaluation: The Safety-Related Empowerment Study
Kristie Thomas, PhD, Simmons College School of Social Work
Lisa Goodman, PhD, Boston College School of Education
Thursday, February 27th, 2:30-4:00pm

Ensuring Program and Implementation Fidelity in Community-based Research with Immigrant and Refugee Partners: Lessons from Two Case Studies
Tien Ung, PhD, Simmons School of Social Work"
Dipanwita Bhattacharyya, MSW, MA, Director, Education & Outreach Asian Task Force on Domestic Violence
Joel Piton, MD, MA, Center for Community, Health, Education, and Research
Thursday, March 20th, 2:30-4:00pm

Barriers to Providing Oral Health and Oral Cancer Screening in Long-Term Care Facilities
Tamara Cadet, PhD, Simmons College School of Social Work
Peter Maramaldi, PhD, Simmons College School of Social Work
& Community Partner
Thursday, April 24th, 2:30-4:00pm


  • David S. Robinson, Ed.D.