Michael Yonas spoke at the 2008 Summer Institute while an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.
Concentrating on the health and safety needs of children and adolescents, his research employs a participatory and ecological perspective for understanding and promoting health of individuals and communities. Dr. Yonas is committed to exploring and preventing youth experiencing violence in the home, within relationships and in their communities. His work is influenced by years of community-based practice, service and research experience, focusing primarily upon the role of neighborhood and society-level factors impacting disparities in health. He has specialized training and experience in the application and teaching of principles of community- based participatory research (CBPR). Dr. Yonas is a Co-Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Community Engagement Core and co-instructs the course in Cultural Competence (MEDEDU 2240) in the School of Medicine.