What is WIDTH?

WIDTH is an interdisciplinary forum for doctoral students to discuss their dissertation topics, research ideas, and results with other students and faculty that have a similar interest in health services research but different cognate training/perspectives. WIDTH participants will gain insight into other cognate's research methods and potentially stimulate ideas about how to integrate similar techniques to their own research.

In addition to its other activities, WIDTH maintains an interdisciplinary student resources website. As you can see there, a variety of resources that may be of interest to students are highlighted, including other programs similar to HSOP nationwide, potential funding sources, and other relevant resources including journals, societies, conferences, data sets and sources, news sources, etc. Please contact WIDTHOrganizers@umich.edu if you have feedback regarding this site.

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings take place in the North Conference Room, M3024 (SPH 2).

DEI/WIDTH Schedule - Fall 2019
Date Time Topic Presenter room
Sept 6 12-1:20 pm  Intro to DEI Sessions/Lightning research presentations DEI committee: Daniel E, Denise, Mina, Anton  GLC
Sept 12 12-1:20 pm  "First 20 mins: GEO negotiations
12:20-1:20: coding boot camp"
 "12-12:20: Leah Abrams
12:20-1:20: Andy Ryan & Jeff McCullough"
Sept 19 12-1 pm  Her path after the PhD  Debbie Freund, HMP alumna North
Sept 26  12-1:20 pm  Dissertation/JMP  Jordan Rhodes South
Oct 4  12-1:20 pm Building your Mentoring network - for mentees and mentors  Denise, and DEI committee South
Oct 10  12-1 pm  Research Emily Arntson  North
Oct 17  12-1:20 pm  Dissertation/JMP  Brady Post North
Oct 24  12-1:20 pm  Dissertation/JMP  Jun Li North
Oct 31 12-1:20 pm Dissertation/JMP Mina Raj North
Nov 7  12-1:20 pm  Dissertation/JMP  Huey-Fen Chen North
Nov 15  12-1:20 pm  Inclusive Teaching practices: syllabus review  CRLT + DEI committee North
Nov 21 12-1 pm Research Christy Pu (Visiting Professor) North
Dec 6 12-1:20 pm Teamwork & DEI DEI committee North
Dec 12 12-1 pm Research Grace Chung + Maria Carabello North


DEI/WIDTH Schedule - Winter 2020
Date Time Topic Presenter room
Jan 16 12-1 pm  Research Shooshan Dangoulian, Asst Prof, WSU North 
Jan 23 12- 1 pm Research Neil Mehta North 
Jan 31  12-1 pm Research - Joint Session with CHOP (at IHPI) - Note alternate location  Ellen Kim NCRC, Bldg 16, Rm 266C
Feb 6 12-1:20 Funding Nora Maloy / Edward Norton & HMP Staff North
Feb 7  12-1:20 pm Job Interviews and DEI DEI Committee North
Feb 13  12-1 pm  Intro to Machine Learning in R ICPSR (15 min info session) Jeff McCullough North
Feb 20  12-1 pm Research Elisa Maffioli North
Feb 27  12-1 pm  How to Conference Faculty & Student Panel  North
Mar 5   SPRING BREAK    
Mar 13  12-1:20 pm HSOP Visit Day (GEO Overview & Presentation) DEI Committee North
Mar 19 12-1 pm Research Brad Iott & HILS North
Mar 27  12-1 pm Research - Joint Session with CHOP (at HMP)  Research  
Apr 2 12-1:20 pm Job Market Discussion - 12-12:40 with faculty, 12:40-1:20 students only Faculty & Students North
Apr 10  12-1:20 pm Work-life balance DEI Committee  North
Apr 16 12-1 pm Research Jason Gibbons North
Apr 23 12-1:20 pm Poster Session & Honoring HSOP Grads   Community Lounge (1680 SPH I)

Contact Us

If you are interested in presenting at WIDTH, would like to make a suggestion, or have questions, please contact the WIDTH coordinators: Jason Gib, Michelle Falkenbach and Tarlie Townsend at widthorganizers@umich.edu

For More Information About Rackham InterdisciplinaryWorkshops Visit: https://rackham.umich.edu/academics/rii/interdisciplinary-workshops