Clinical & Population Health Research Program

Program Director: Dr. Kate Lapane

Program Highlights

  • Careful mentor matching, individualized career development planning, and rigorous academic training necessary to ensure success as an independent and collaborative investigator 
  • Designed for students with an advanced degree and/or relevant clinical research experience, the program provides opportunities for students to be directly involved in research from the first day. 
  • Competency-based, transdisciplinary research training program focused on translating research into effective clinical practice and policy 
  • Rigorous training in theory, ethics, epidemiologic methods, biostatistics, health services research, outcome measurement, and behavioral science 
  • Train with the innovators in clinical and health services research 
  • Supportive educational environment 
  • Excellent track record of placing our graduates in competitive post-doctoral fellowships, faculty positions, and public and private research careers 

Program Objectives

The overarching objectives of our doctoral training program are:

  1. To deliver a transdisciplinary research training program focused on epidemiology, biostatistics, and health services research geared toward translating research into effective disease prevention programs, clinical practice and policy 
  2. To recruit pre-doctoral trainees resulting in a diverse trainee pool with respect to socio-demographic characteristics, clinical background, and disciplinary perspective 
  3. To provide trainees with individual mentoring, academic training, and technical skills necessary to ensure their success as independent investigators as well as contributors to team science 
  4. To provide “hands on” research experience that builds on the strengths of the current environment of linkages between UMMS Departments, Centers, and Institutes 
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