Curriculum Design

The curriculum is designed to assist the Scholars to develop research skills and take an active role in bringing about positive change in healthcare for individuals, organizations, and communities. Scholar knowledge and skills are developed through foundational courses. Training in translating research into practice is accomplished through major and complementary integrating experiences.

Foundational Courses

  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical and Health Services Research Methods
  • Principles and Processes of Community-based Research Approaches
  • Principles of Health Policy and Management

Major Integrating Experiences for Translational Skill Development

  • Community research practicum
  • Ideas, Projects, Analysis, and Dissemination (IPAD) 
  • Seminars in Health Policy and Delivery
  • Seminar in Leadership Development and Organizational Management
  • Individual and team based mentoring

Complementary Integrating Experiences for Translational Skill Development

  • Writing workshops
  • Group mentor breakfasts 
  • Health Leadership Externship (optional)
  • Teaching opportunities at the Schools of Medicine and/or Public Health (optional)