Training, education, and networking in transdisciplinary disparities research topics. Health Disparities Research Training and Events
At a glance
Opportunity for
  • Training, education, and networking around emerging topics in health disparities research.
  • Open to all Harvard-affiliated investigators. Some restrictions may apply; please see description for eligibility.
Session dates
  • Varies; see below for details.

The Health Disparities Research Program offers methods clinics, multi-day symposia, and ongoing workshop series. These events provide opportunities to learn about the current state of disparities science, build skills and capacity to conduct disparities research, and connect with other disparities researchers in the Harvard Catalyst community and beyond.

Connect & Chat: Health Disparities Research Networking Reception

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Courtyard Café, Warren Alpert Building
Harvard Medical School

Reservations are requested by noon on October 30.

Join us for our fourth annual health disparities research networking event, designed to bring together students, fellows, and faculty from across the university who are interested in health disparities research. The reception will be informal and festive, with drinks and appetizers served. We'll spotlight research themes, and engage with respective faculty representatives.

Themes selected for this year's event include: Child & Adolescent Health, Community-Partnered Research, Genomic/Precision Medicine & Epigenetics, Global Health & Immigrant Health, LGBTQ Health, Social Determinants of Health & Health Behaviors, Psychosocial Stress & Violence, and Implementation Research. Experience working in any of these areas is not required to attend.

Bringing people together is the first step towards strengthening the disparities research community at Harvard. Enjoy conversations, food and drink, meet new people, and learn about the Harvard Catalyst Health Disparities Research Program. We hope you can join us!

Power and Sample Size for Multilevel and Longitudinal Study Designs

November 28-30, 2017
Ballard Room, Countway Library
Harvard Medical School

This short course provides scientists with the training needed for selecting a valid sample size for balanced longitudinal and multilevel study designs with normally distributed outcomes. Enrollees must have had introductory statistical training and be comfortable with basic hypothesis testing. Sponsored by Harvard Catalyst, the Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, and the Disparities Research Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

More Information and Registration. Please register by November 21.

Upcoming Eating Disorders Prevention Symposium

Reimagining the Frontier of Public Health Approaches to Eating
Disorders Prevention: Transdisciplinary, Translational, Transformative

April 30, 2018, 7:30am-5:30pm
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston

Register to secure your spot

This symposium will bring researchers from across the disciplines together with clinicians, educators, community advocates, and policymakers and thought leaders from both government and corporate sectors to discuss this critical topic. The program will enhance the dissemination of new information, foster new collaborations, and spark the development of innovative, evidence-based preventive interventions and policies to reduce the harm and suffering caused by eating disorders and improve the health and well-being of all communities. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served, followed by an end-of-day cocktail reception.

Please follow these links to read more, as well as to view the complete agenda.

For more information, please email Erin Gibson, MPH.

Hosted by the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders (STRIPED), the Harvard Catalyst Health Disparities Research Program, and the Harvard Catalyst Child Health Program. Co-sponsored by Harvard Catalyst, STRIPED, Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Research & Development, and the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine/Boston Children's Hospital.

Please check back for more offerings. See also our past health disparities events.

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