Summer Institute

Summer Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

The Brown University School of Public Health  is offering it's fifth-annual Summer Institute in Clinical and Translational Research. This summer program is specifically geared towards physicians and doctorally-trained individuals who would like to hone their research and writing skills.

The Summer Institute is a unique opportunity to gain the critical research skills needed to plan, propose, and execute a research proposal.  The intensive 6-week training program gives busy professionals insight into research design and proposal development.  The program consists of two full-credit courses, detailed below.

The Summer Institute will be held from Monday, May 23, 2016 to Friday, June 29, 2016. This will be a full time commitment for the six week period.Tuition for Summer 2016 has not yet been set. The cost of tuition for Summer 2015 was $6,034.00 per full course. We are offering scholarships that cover a portion of tuition costs for Brown faculty and fellows.

Research Methods in Clinical, Translational, and Health Services Research (PHP2460)

"Research Methods in Clinical, Translational, and Health Services Research," is taught by Dr. Annie Gjelsvik.  Through a combination of readings, written assignments, and presentations, students will learn to develop and refine research questions, design research projects, appropriately implement research methodologies and understand research ethics, including IRB processes and HIPAA regulations.

Annie Gjelsvik, PhD, Assistant Professor of Community Health,  is the 2010 recipient of the Dean's Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching in Public Health. She is the Epidemiologist for the Rhode Island Diabetes Control Program. Her current research focuses on providing public access to public health surveillance data. and examining causes of hospital readmission among patients with diabetes.

Scientific Writing, Research Presentation, and Proposal Development (PHP2090)

The course is intended to enhance scientific writing skills, including manuscripts and proposals. Students are expected to produce a grant proposal based on their research interests by the end of the course.


Applicants should submit their CV and transcripts to Diane Schlacter by April 1, 2016.  If accepted, applicants will receive instructions for applying to be a non-degree student.  Materials can be emailed or mailed to:

Diane Schlacter
Brown University MPH Program
Box G-S121, 2nd Floor
Providence, RI 02912

If you have any questions about the program please contact:

Diane Schlacter
Manager, MPH and MS Programs


Patrick M. Vivier, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Community Health and Pediatrics
Director, Master of Public Health Program
Director, Summer Institute in Clinical and Translational Research