Community Assistance Research (CARE)
CARE is a Community-Research Partnership that aims to improve the lives of low and
middle income populations in the DFW area through evidence-based research. Building
interdisciplinary, multi-institution, community-based collaborations is essential
to this agenda. Please read our mission statement for more details. CARE is built upon a model of mentored student involvement with collaborating faculty and staff from diverse disciplines.
Food Insecurity: In order to inform efforts to increase connectivity between the population and health
care systems, CARE collaborators are researching the impact of insufficient food access
among low-income populations.
Urban Housing Markets: Researchers are examining the relationship between housing markets neighborhood
quality and household outcomes.
Neighborhood Peer Effects: CARE researchers are analyzing the effects of both peer-to-peer interactions, shared
environment, and socio-demographic characteristics in order to understand how individuals
in low-income areas affect each other, and to inform efforts that seek to promote
Program Evaluation: CARE researchers are involved in a variety of program evaluation studies.