RRT Trainee Simon Mwima with RRT Program Director Dr. Mary McKay at the second annual Forum on Child and Adolescent Global Health and Capacity Building in Kampala, Uganda

Researcher Resilience Training (RRT)

Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Strengthening Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Research Capacity in Resource Constrained Settings program is designed to provide advanced doctoral students and early career investigators of African descent interested in child and adolescent behavioral health, with the necessary research skills to address the significant challenges that exist within resource-poor settings. These include obstacles related to:

  1. Recruitment and retention of poverty-impacted, highly mobile youth and families;
  2. Collaboration with youth, families and providers experiencing high levels of stress and nested within overburdened communities and systems; 
  3. Building and maintaining community, provider, academic partnerships

RRT fellows will receive 10 weeks of didactic instruction, mentoring, “hands-on” experience (conducted remotely in 2021) in child-focused studies, individualized consultation, goal setting, monitoring and ongoing support resources across time.