This special issue is dedicated to the theme “Building a Stronger Science of Community-Engaged Research”. Despite growing interest in community-engaged research among biomedical and translational scientists, and growing encouragement for community engagement from federal research funders, the publication of work documenting community-engaged research continues to lag. This issue aims to fill this gap, and to provide a snapshot of the state of the science. The selected articles reflect the various stages or levels in which academic medical centers engage with community stakeholders, develop the infrastructure to support them, maintain strong relationships with communities, effectively coordinate with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-supported Prevention Research Centers, and actively participate in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality confederation of Practice-based Research Networks.

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