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:
- Golden SH, Purnell TS, Matens R, Miller E, Nguyen T, Gudzune KA, Crews D, Mahlangu-Ngcobo M, Levine D, Cooper LA. A Community-Engaged Cardiovascular Health Disparities Research Training Curriculum: Implementation and Preliminary Outcomes. Acad Med. 2014 Oct; 89(10): 1348-56.
- Golden SH, Ferketich A, Boyington J, Dugan S, Garroutte E, Kaufmann P, Krok J, Kuo A, Ortega A, Purnell TS, Srinivasan S. Transdisciplinary Cardiovascular and Cancer Health Disparities Training: Experiences of the Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities. Am J Public Health. 2015 Jul; 105 Suppl 3:S395-402