Studies may utilize randomized experimental and quasi-experimental designs in which the unit of assignment, the study setting, or the study target is the community or other multi-person entity. Study outcomes include mental and physical health, illness and disorder, risk and protective behaviors, behavior change, health beliefs and attitudes, and normal development and functioning. Research approaches may include quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods, multilevel strategies, cross-sectional, longitudinal, or cohort comparison designs, and experimental and quasi-experimental designs.


The List of Reviewers lists all present, whether permanent or temporary, to provide the full scope of expertise present on that date. Lists are posted 30 days before the meeting and are tentative, pending any last minute changes.

Review Dates

Membership Panel

The membership panel is a list of chartered members only.


  • Interventions focusing on general population in communities, schools, worksites, service delivery organizations or other relevant environmental settings.
  • Interventions that utilize community resources, organizations and information systems for outreach, health education, and service delivery; social and organizational networks as systems for intervention and services delivery.
  • Studies of organization and community characteristics and change processes underlying successful services delivery and intervention implementation.

Shared Interests and Overlaps

Community Influences on Health Behavior (CIHB): Applications employing qualitative, ethnographic, mixed methods and other non-interventional designs are reviewed in CIHB. Applications which focus on community-level interventions to mitigate risk behavior and/or prevent onset of disease in the general population are reviewed in CLHP.

Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (DIRH): Applications which focus on the dissemination, as well as the integration of evidence-based, community-level health interventions, are generally reviewed in DIRH. Applications that test the efficacy and effectiveness of community-level interventions that focus on preventing or moderating health risks are reviewed in CLHP.

The Clinical Management of Patients in Community-based settings (CMPC) Study Section : Applications which focus on prevention of further disease progression and/or the development of a comorbid condition in individuals managing an acute or chronic condition in community, primary care or home-based settings are reviewed in CMPC. Applications which focus on community-level interventions to mitigate risk behavior and/or prevent onset of disease in the general population are reviewed in CLHP.

Health Disparities and Equity Promotion (HDEP): Applications addressing health disparities among vulnerable groups or communities and interventions focused on reduction or elimination of disparities in chronic diseases are reviewed in HDEP. Applications which focus on community-level interventions for general population to mitigate risk behavior and/or prevent onset of diseases are reviewed in CLHP.

Psychosocial Risk and Disease Prevention (PRDP): Applications concerned with individual or family based preventative interventions are reviewed in PRDP. Applications of community level interventions dealing with social environment change and policy change are reviewed in CLHP.

Interventions to Prevent and Treat Addictions (IPTA): Applications focused on addiction interventions at the individual level are reviewed in IPTA. Applications focused on community-level interventions to prevent additive behaviors in the general population are reviewed in CLHP.

Social Psychology, Personality and Interpersonal Processes (SPIP): Applications focused on the social-psychological processes that mediate a network intervention’s effect on individuals are reviewed in SPIP. Applications in which social networks influence or define exposure to community-based interventions are reviewed in CLHP