COVID-19 Update

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

Researcher Resilience Training (RRT)

Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Strengthening Child Health Research Capacity in a Resource Constrained Setting study 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; and
  3. Building and maintaining community, provider, academic partnerships

RRT fellows will receive didactic instruction, mentoring, “hands-on” immersion in child-focused studies, individualized consultation, goal setting, monitoring and ongoing support resources across time.