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Our research focuses on using the solution-oriented research paradigm. This approach stresses the identification of a theory-based solution that leads to improvement in a disease state regardless of whether or not the cause of the disease is known. By approaching our research in this manner, it pushes us to phrase our research question in a forward-looking manner where our research findings (whether positive or negative) can be directly translated into interventions or policy approaches. In addition, we also use aspects of Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) principles to address our research questions. CBPR has specific ethical guidelines related to the researched community and academic partnership that must be considered when developing research studies. CBPR research requires equity among all partners (researcher and community) involved in the research process through each phase of the design, including conception, implementation, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination.