This is not your standard summer institute.
The MIWI Training Program is a state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary methods training program that prepares participating scholars to investigate the intersection of mental and physical health, with an emphasis on how this intersection relates to health disparities. The training encompasses conceptual frameworks, study designs, data collection needs, and analytic approaches necessary to conduct this innovative research. The program includes an intensive 4-day summer institute in Ann Arbor, MI, followed by ongoing collaboration with a mentorship team.
This program is funded by the National Institutes of Health through the Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research (OBSSR) and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). It is the only NIH-funded program focused on building the methodological expertise needed to address the intersection of mental and physical health. This program will support efforts to increase cross-pollination in interdisciplinary scientific teams, and foster an integrative approach to clinical care and health services programming that can better meet the needs of persons with comorbid mental and physical health conditions.
The application window for the 2021-2022 cohort has closed.
If you are interested in applying next year, learn how on our Applications Page.
Due to the pandemic, we are still determing the dates and format of the institute for 2021. We will announce this information by early-March. Please see our FAQ page for more information.