As public health researchers we are often tethered more to the publication part of academia rather than the public part of public health.
Drawing on her experience as a researcher in the Community Noise Lab at BUSPH, Erica Walker discusses how adopting a “ride-sharing science” approach as academic researchers can lead us to more meaningful and public-facing research. “Ride-sharing science” means that you as a researcher select your final destination but share your travels with other passengers and allow room for an unknown journey. Erica shares her experiences in her own research and demonstrates how adopting this approach has led to deep and rewarding community engagement, interdisciplinary collaborations, innovative advocacy, and most importantly, impact.
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I am also interested in other Community Noise Lab Activities, how can I participate?
In addition to hosting a sound monitoring station, you can:
- Download and use the NoiseScore Smartphone App (available for both iPhones and Androids)
- Participate in our laboratory experiments
- Participate in our Community Sound Portrait Series
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