Specific competencies Scholars will be developing in doing their mentored independent research include:

  • Identify and frame innovative research questions
  • Develop testable hypotheses
  • Integrate varied methodologies in rigorous data collection and analysis
  • Interpret generated evidence accurately
  • Communicate results effectively through multiple dissemination strategies including oral presentations, written manuscripts, and non-scientific publications
  • Translate novel research findings to clinical, health policy, and community arenas

The Yale approach has fostered high productivity; over the past decade, Scholars have averaged three peer-reviewed publications derived from work undertaken during their time in the Program. Scholars are expected to complete at least two peer-reviewed manuscript submissions while in residence at Yale and at least one community product from their community practicum.