The Michigan Integrative Well-Being and Inequality (MIWI) Training Program, funded by OBSSR and NCCIH, is an opportunity for scientists to investigate the intersection of mental and physical health, with a focus on health disparities. The training encompasses conceptual frameworks, study designs, data collection needs, and analytic approaches necessary to conduct this innovative research. The program includes an intensive 4-day summer institute in Ann Arbor, MI, followed by ongoing collaboration with a mentorship team. The MIWI Training Program welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences, and encourage applicants with the following experiences:
- Behavioral/social scientists including anthropologists, sociologists, social workers, psychologists, economists, etc. studying mental health who are interested in learning how to incorporate and analyze biological/clinical measures.
- Clinical/health services researchers including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, and allied health providers interested in learning how to assess mental disorders and related behavioral/psychological constructs.
- Researchers studying minority populations who want to employ or incorporate a more comprehensive approach to studying health.
The following criteria will be used to determine eligibility to participate as a scholar in the MIWI Training Program:
- Holds a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, ScD, DrPH, DPharm, DO, DNSc, etc.)
- Has demonstrated experience in health and/or health disparities research as evidenced by peer-reviewed scientific publications and/or participation in research grants.
- Demonstrates interest in participating in all aspects of the MIWI Training Program.
Applications are due on March 1, 2020 by 11:59 pm EST. Applicants will be informed of decisions by March 20, 2020. Read more