NIMHD Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training (MHRT) Program (T37)

An earth globe with hands on itThe Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training (MHRT) Program funded by the National Institutes of Health seeks to increase the number of underrepresented students trained in health disparities research and entering biomedical behavioral health careers.

MHRT at the University of Michigan School of Public Health works with undergraduate, post baccalaureate, masters, and PhD students to increase knowledge and research health disparities training within the global context focusing on child health, maternal health and global health.

Program activities consist of:

  • Research preparation that includes training in health equity, cultural humility, and project-specific research training.
  • 12-week research field experience (longer experience for postdoctoral trainees) with established faculty to develop and/or strengthen health disparities research skills.
  • Post experience opportunities for facilitation of research presentations and manuscripts.

Michigan MHRT has project sites in Chile, Nicaragua, India, Ghana, Uganda, and Dearborn (Michigan). Project sites may vary each year.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, trainees will have a research experience, but it is uncertain whether they will be able to travel to any of the host sites. We will continue to monitor the ability to travel, which is determined by the U.S. State Department and University of Michigan Provost's Office.

Program Contact

Dana Thomas
Office of Global Public Health
University of Michigan School of Public Health
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor MI 48109-2029
UMich-MHRT@umich.edu