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Given the evolving situation surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, travel plans for the 2020 LEAD Cohort may be affected. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary.

LEAD Global Training Program

Training LEADers to Accelerate Global Mental Health Disparities Research Program

The LEAD Global 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 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.

LEAD is funded by the National Institutes of Health’s Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training (MHRT) Program.

Summer Program – Up to 12 Weeks

  • Phase 1 will consist of eLearning and 2 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.

Postdoctoral Program – 1 year

  • Engage in writing publications using study data and proposal development to explore new opportunities related to HIV/AIDS or global mental health disparities
  • In-residence at Washington University in St. Louis
  • Includes participation in summer program
  • Option to extend for 2nd year