ICHAD and SMART Africa Team Members preparing to host a study workshop in Uganda

The RRT program is an intensive two-week summer training program that combines didactic instruction, mentoring and “hands-on” immersion in child-focused studies in low-resource settings.


  • Child Behavioral Health: Protective and Risk Influences
  • Evidence-based Individual, Family, Community and System Strengthening Options
  • Fundamentals of Intensive Collaborative Child Behavioral Health Research Methods
  • Cultural and Contextual Considerations in Child Behavioral Health Research
  • Multilevel Social and Behavioral Prevention and Intervention Research Methods
  • Determinants of Behavioral Health Challenges and Disparities
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Scientific Integrity and Ethical Conduct of Research
  • Grantwriting Workshop

Research Opportunity:

Hands-on research experience with one of the following research centers working on child behavioral health intervention/prevention studies:

  • HomeGrown STL conducts research targeted at strengthening regional capacity to better serve young black males in the St. Louis region…moving research into action for social change.
  • ICHAD conducts rigorous applied research focused on family-level economic strengthening and empowerment interventions that tackle the interactive effects of poverty, disease, and health-related risk factors for youth.
  • The SMART Africa Center (Strengthening Mental health And Research Training) is an African regional trans-disciplinary collaborative center aimed at reducing gaps in child and adolescent mental health services and research in Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda through a population approach to child mental health.


Fellows will also have an opportunity to network, present and learn at the annual conference “Child Behavioral Health in Low Resource Settings” held at Washington University in St. Louis.