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Community-Based Research in CSD: A Path to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Live Webinar) (PD102898L)

Presenter(s): Shruti Deshpande, PhD, CCC-A
Course Description

Live broadcast (one-time viewing only): November 6, 2024, 1:00–2:00 p.m. Eastern time

Last chance to sign up: November 6, 2024, Noon, Eastern time

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Inclusion and reporting of clinical research participants from all backgrounds is the cornerstone to developing representative screening, assessment, and treatment models. One way to address the challenges of including a diverse group of participants is by developing community-based research partnerships. This webinar will discuss the importance of such partnerships. The speaker will discuss strategies to develop sustainable community-centered research approaches in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). The course will include discussions on interprofessional collaborations, clinician-researcher partnerships, and student engagement.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Explain the need to include diverse participants in clinical research, and discuss relevant data pertaining to audiology
  • Explain community-based participatory research (CBPR) and its importance in audiology
  • Describe the role of interprofessional collaborations and clinician-researcher partnerships to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in CSD research and student engagement

Related Courses

This is one of three courses in the ASHA Audiology 2024: Ethics, Supervision, and DEI webinar series. See all the courses in this series.


  • What is CBPR? 
  • Current state of inclusion of participants from all backgrounds in audiology research
  • Interprofessional collaborations and clinician-researcher partnerships to promote DEI
  • Student engagement/cultural responsiveness
  • Q&A

DEI Professional Development Requirement

This course counts toward the ASHA certification maintenance professional development requirement for DEI (which encompasses cultural competency; cultural humility; culturally responsive practice; and diversity, equity, and inclusion). See more courses that count toward this requirement or read more about professional development requirements for certification maintenance.

Presenter Information

Shruti Deshpande, PhD, CCC-A (she/her/hers) is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Doctor of Audiology Program at St. John’s University, New York. She serves as a faculty member in the Long Island Doctor of Audiology Consortium (Adelphi, Hofstra, & St. John’s universities). Dr. Deshpande’s research lies at the intersection of social justice and communication disorders. Specifically, it focusses on accessible and affordable hearing health services for diverse and vulnerable populations. Shruti’s research is predominantly community-centered and involves multicultural, diverse, and underserved populations. Shruti teaches graduate (AuD and MA in SLP) as well as undergraduate students in communication sciences and disorders and actively involves them in clinical-research-service endeavors, thereby engaging them in culturally responsive practices. Shruti serves on ASHA’s Multicultural Issues Board.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete and submit the learning assessment by November 8, 2024.

Program History and CE Information

Live webinar: November 6, 2024, 1:00–2:00 p.m. Eastern time

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102898L
Available Through: November 16, 2024