LEAD Training Program

Training LEADers to Accelerate Global Mental Health Disparities Research Program

The LEAD Training Program will recruit advanced predoctoral students and postdoctoral trainees from diverse backgrounds across the United States, including groups underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research, interested in global mental health disparities research. This includes early career researchers and investigators within 5 years of their terminal degree.

LEAD is a 2-phase summer program funded by the National Institutes of Health’s Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training (MHRT) Program.

  • Phase 1 will consist of up to 4 weeks at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri for targeted skills and knowledge-building didactic seminars and field-based research experiences within the St. Louis community.
  • Phase 2 will consist of up to 8 weeks in a selected global site with NIH-funded mental health research.

LEAD will capitalize on the rich resources for local and global health disparities available at Washington University, to provide trainees with the skills and experiences needed to lead multi-disciplinary, collaborative research teams focused on health disparities research in low-resource communities.