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Mental Health

Summer Institute in
Mental Health Research Courses

Students registering for online courses must take the prerequisite course Introduction to Online Learning prior to taking any .89 online courses. The course is free but required.

 

The Summer Institute in Mental Health Research has ended for summer 2020. Please check back in fall 2020 for course offerings in summer 2021.

 

Courses by Topic 

Innovative Analytic Approaches & Method

330.621.89 Mixed Methods for Research in Public Health* ONLINE
Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
2 credits

330.625.11 Mobile Mental Health Research: Planning and Conducting Ecological Momentary Assessment*MOVED TO VIRTUAL (ZOOM)
*View Dr. Thrul's short video about this course* Given the extent of the pandemic and how long lasting the impact will be for the research endeavor, being able to collect data remotely is more important than ever. This course will provide attendees with hands on experience to run studies with remote data collection.
Mon  06/01/2020 - Tue 06/02/2020 (9:00 AM - 12:50 PM)
1 credit

330.626.89 Propensity Score Methods in Non-Experimental Research in Mental Health* ONLINE
While the ideal for causal inference is generally a randomized trial to compare treatments or interventions, in many contexts, including urgent crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot randomize people to one intervention or another.  A key tool for estimating causal effects in such contexts are propensity score methods, which can help draw rigorous inferences even when exposures are not randomized.
Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
1 credit

330.638.11 The Science of Narrative: Why Storytelling is Important to Research*MOVED TO VIRTUAL (ZOOM)
*View Dr. Fakunle's short video about this course* The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the array of public responses from health professionals, policy makers and political leaders, has crystallized the importance of delivering critical scientific information to a wide audience in a clear and concise manner, while acknowledging the profound human experiences during this extraordinary moment.
Wed 05/27/2020 - Thur 05/28/2020 (1:00 - 4:50 PM)
1 credit

 

Hot Topics in Public Mental Health

330.613.89 Mental Health and the Gut* ONLINE
This course will include an additional lecture on: 1) obstacles and opportunities in the microbiome field during COVID-19, 2) initiatives aimed at collecting microbial information during the pandemic, 3) the role of gut health in stress and why this matters right now, and 4) review of mechanisms linking infection, inflammatory processes, and the microbiome with mental health outcomes and neurodevelopment.
Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
2 credits

330.630.89 Stigma and Mental Health Issues and Interventions* ONLINE
The live talk will focus on applying material learned in the course to thinking through what this might mean in the context of COVID in terms of impact and response.
Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
1 credit

330.659.89 Current Issues in Military Mental Health* ONLINE
The slowing of military operations with the COVID-19 pandemic may be a net positive for military mental health. Deployments and travel have been reduced, combat operations are all but stopped, and in general, troops are spending more time at home with their families. 
Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
1 credit

330.665.89 Climate Change and Mental Health* ONLINE
Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
1 credit

 Fundamentals

330.610.89 Knowledge for Managing County and Local Mental Health, Substance Use, and Developmental Disability Authorities* ONLINE
Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
1 credit

330.636.89 Methods for Handling Missing Data in Psychosocial Research* ONLINE
As we are all learning in the current pandemic, data quality and coverage is of crucial importance.  However, all too often the data we have has challenges such as missingness or invalid values.  This course will teach strategies to deal with such data challenges across a range of topic areas.
Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/202020
1 credit

330.669.89 Epidemiology of Major Mental Disorders* ONLINE
Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed, 06/10/2020
2 credits

330.673.89 Prevention Research in Mental Health* ONLINE
Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
1 credit

330.690.11 Applications and Analysis of Epigenetic Data in Public Health Research*MOVED TO VIRTUAL (ZOOM)
Mon 06/01/2020 - Tue 06/02/2020 (9:00 AM - 12:50 PM)
1 credit

 330.990.11 Computer Lab: Epigenetic Data in Public Health Research*MOVED TO VIRTUAL (ZOOM)
Tue 06/03/2020 - Wed 06/04/2020 (9:00 AM - 12:50 PM)
1 credit

Childhood & Prevention

 330.608.11 School-based Preventive Interventions and Research*MOVED TO VIRTUAL (ZOOM)
Thur 06/04/2020 - Fri 06/05/2020 (9:00 AM - 12:50 PM)
1 credit

330.646.89 Autism Spectrum Disorder in Public Health* ONLINE
Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
2 credits

330.647.11 Childhood Victimization: An Overview of Public Health Efforts*MOVED TO VIRTUAL (ZOOM)
This course will also address how the COVID-19 can potentially impact child maltreatment rates, including measurement issues and considerations.
Wed 05/27/2020 - Thur 05/28/2020 (9:00 AM - 12:50 PM)
1 credit

Global Mental Health

330.658.89 Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in International Humanitarian Settings* ONLINE
Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
2 credits

330.665.89 Climate Change and Mental Health* ONLINE
The LiveTalk will discuss common/different mental health impacts related to both COVID-19 and climate change, as well as challenges and opportunities related to mental health programming in the context of acute and protracted crises.
Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
1 credit

330.681.89 Mental Health and Psychosocial Needs of Refugees After Resettlement in High Income Countries *ONLINE
The LiveTalk will focus on applying material learned in the course to thinking through what this might mean in the context of COVID in terms of impact and response.
Tues 5/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
1 credit

Professional Writing and Development

330.632.11 Grant Writing: NIH and Other Funding Sources*MOVED TO VIRTUAL (ZOOM)
Thur 05/28/2020 - Fri 05/29/2020 (9:00 AM - 12:50 PM)
1 credit

 330.635.11 Conflict Resolution Skills in Mental Health*MOVED TO VIRTUAL (ZOOM)
Fri 05/29/2020, Mon, 06/01/2020 (1:00 - 4:50 PM)
1 credit

330.642.11 Manuscript Writing for the Social and Behavioral Sciences*MOVED TO VIRTUAL (ZOOM)
Does being cooped up at home during a global pandemic make you dream about publishing a paper in a peer-reviewed journal? Want to develop clear and concise written communications on Covid science to a broad audience? This course can help! 
Mon 06/01/2020 - Tues 06/02/2020 (1:00 - 4:50 PM)
1 credit 

 

Academic Year 2020 - 2021 Courses

  • 330.608.11 School-Based Preventive Interventions and Research 1 credits, Thu 06/04/2020 - Fri 06/05/2020, 9:00am - 12:50pm
  • 330.609.81 Climate Change and Mental Health: Research, Practice, and Policy Perspectives 3 credits
  • 330.610.89 Knowledge for Managing County and Local Mental Health, Substance Use, and Developmental Disability Authorities 1 credits, Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
  • 330.613.89 Mental Health and the Gut 2 credits, Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
  • 330.621.89 Mixed Methods for Research in Public Health 2 credits, Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
  • 330.625.11 Mobile Mental Health Research: Planning and Conducting Ecological Momentary Assessment 1 credits, Mon 06/01/2020 - Tue 06/02/2020, 9:00am - 12:50pm
  • 330.626.11 Propensity Score Methods in Non-Experimental Research in Mental Health * 1 credits
  • 330.626.89 Propensity Score Methods in Non-Experimental Research in Mental Health 1 credits, Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
  • 330.630.89 Stigma and Mental Health: Issues and Interventions 1 credits, Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
  • 330.632.11 Grant Writing: NIH and Other Funding Sources 1 credits, Thu 05/28/2020 - Fri 05/29/2020, 9:00am - 12:50pm
  • 330.635.11 Conflict Resolution Skills in Mental Health 1 credits, Fri 05/29/2020 - Mon 06/01/2020, 1:00pm - 4:50pm
  • 330.636.89 Methods for Handling Missing Data in Psychosocial Research 1 credits, Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
  • 330.638.11 The Science of Narrative: Why Storytelling Is Important to Research 1 credits, Wed 05/27/2020 - Thu 05/28/2020, 1:00pm - 4:50pm
  • 330.642.11 Manuscript Writing for the Social and Behavioral Sciences 1 credits, Mon 06/01/2020 - Tue 06/02/2020, 1:00pm - 4:50pm
  • 330.646.89 Autism Spectrum Disorder in Public Health 2 credits, Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
  • 330.647.11 Childhood Victimization: An Overview of Public Health Efforts 1 credits, Wed 05/27/2020 - Thu 05/28/2020, 9:00am - 12:50pm
  • 330.658.89 Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in International Humanitarian Settings 2 credits, Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
  • 330.659.89 Current Issues in Military Mental Health 1 credits, Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
  • 330.665.89 Climate Change and Mental Health 1 credits, Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
  • 330.669.89 Epidemiology of Major Mental Disorders 2 credits, Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
  • 330.673.89 Prevention Research in Mental Health 1 credits, Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
  • 330.681.89 Mental Health and Psychosocial Needs of Refugees After Resettlement in High income Countries 1 credits, Tue 05/26/2020 - Wed 06/10/2020
  • 330.690.11 Applications and Analysis of Epigenetic Data in Public Health Research 1 credits, Mon 06/01/2020 - Tue 06/02/2020, 9:00am - 12:50pm
  • 330.990.11 Computer Lab: Epigenetic Data in Public Health Research 1 credits, Wed 06/03/2020 - Thu 06/04/2020, 9:00am - 12:50pm
  • * = offered every other year

    Please note: A $50 course change fee will be charged if a change in registration from academic credit to non-credit or non-credit to academic credit is requested for institute enrollments.

    Course Materials

    To facilitate the unique learning opportunities of compressed courses, participants must be adequately prepared prior to the first class session. For most courses, instructors have prepared a packet of reading materials that all students are expected to read prior to the start of class.

    Confirmed participants will receive instructions on how to access readings via email prior to the start of class.

    Students are encouraged to register early so they have adequate time to obtain course materials and complete assigned readings before class begins.