Behavioral & Community-Based Research Shared Resource (BCSR)

Overview of Services

The Behavioral & Community-Based Shared Resource (BCSR) facilitates biobehavioral, community-based, and population research for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center investigators. It has highly qualified staff with the necessary expertise to provide a wide array of support services in both clinical and community settings. Such services are comprehensive in scope and aim to:

  • Coordinate the recruitment and retention of diverse study participants representative of Sylvester’s catchment area
  • Support the development of culturally and linguistically tailored study materials
  • Facilitate data collection, including biospecimens, in clinical and community settings
  • Assist with the development and delivery of evidence-based interventions from prevention to survivorship

Additionally, the BCSR translates research documents into Spanish and/or Haitian Creole, including informed consent forms and other study materials essential for successfully enrolling and retaining participants to clinical trials.


Olveen Carrasquillo, MD, MPH | Director BCSR

Natasha Solle, PhD, RN | Co-Director BCSR

Neysari Arana, MPH | Senior Manager BCSR

Peggy Gonzalez, M.S.Ed | Senior Manager BCSR


Soffer Clinical Research Center, Rm 1229-1231

1120 N.W. 14th Street

Miami, FL 33136

Links and Resources


Name Role Phone Email Location
Olveen Carrasquillo
Director BCSR
Natasha Solle
Co-Director BCSR
Peggy Gonzalez
Senior Manager BCSR