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We develop and implement didactic training and oversee the implementation of didactic training and mentorship in health disparities and health equity research methods for pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, junior faculty, and senior faculty scholars in Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing within Johns Hopkins University and other academic institutions.

Our training curriculum combines original elements with proven training tools. The Core uses a transdisciplinary approach that integrates theories, concepts, and methods used by our Center's research investigators. Along with coursework taken for degree programs, trainees attend research seminars and participate in study team meetings, community advisory board meetings, and service learning experiences.

Dr. Tanjala Purnell, who was a pre-doctoral trainee in the Center from 2010-2012, is now the Center’s Associate Director for Education and Training.  

Read more about the history of the Training Core in the following publications:

Health Equity Jam Sessions

Health Equity JAM Sessions

Health Equity Jam Sessions offer opportunities for faculty and trainees to engage with one other in an informal setting.

health equity course participants

Health Equity Courses

Our courses provide a comprehensive introduction to innovative methods to conduct research and translate evidence-based strategies into practice and policy.

Our Current and Former Trainees

Current and Former Trainees

We have trained exceptional people to conduct research, deliver care to at-risk populations, and advocate for health equity.

Become Involved as a Center Trainee

Become a Center Trainee

We provide opportunities to those seeking training in research, practice, and advocacy to address health equity all levels of experience.