- Population-based datasets and epidemiology
- Longitudinal cohorts
- Diaries, ecological momentary assessment
- Mediation and moderation
- Growth modeling
The Training Program in Translational Science, HIV, and Sexual and Gender Minority Health (NU-THRIVE) is based at Northwestern University’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH), within the institute’s THRIVE Center. The program is funded by a T32 grant from the National Institutes of Health (Grant Number: T32MH130325) and enrolls three postdoctoral fellows each year for two-year appointments. Trainees receive primary and secondary mentorship from faculty at ISGMH and Feinberg School of Medicine and across Northwestern University.
NU-THRIVE postdoctoral fellows learn to be successful translational scientists. Fellows receive training in each of the domains of translational science from basic science discovery, including qualitative and quantitative research methods; to taking the data from those studies to develop interventions; to then eventual implementation of interventions into the community. Fellows will come out of the NU-THRIVE training program with knowledge of the whole translational science spectrum and will have the opportunity to specialize in two translational domains.
As reflected by the interdisciplinary nature of our training faculty, we welcome and encourage applicants from numerous academic disciplines, including (but not limited to) public health, medicine, psychology, sociology, social work, and communications. Medical residents seeking one-year research fellowships are also encouraged to apply.
The NU-THRIVE training curriculum is diverse and was designed specifically to meet the needs of the next generation of translational scientists in HIV and SGM health.
Applications for the program open late summer/early fall each year.
NU-THRIVE trains postdoctoral fellows in research methods across the translational science spectrum through a rigorous program in which they will specialize in two translational science skill domains and gain breadth of knowledge in all four domains through a formal training curriculum.
Postdoctoral fellows in the NU-THRIVE program will also gain knowledge and skills in the following eight core competencies.
Fellows will select one Primary Mentor and one Secondary Mentor.
Primary Mentors are faculty who focus primarily on HIV, mental health, and/or SGM health. Primary Mentors will guide the research and professional development of fellows during their two-year appointment.
Secondary Mentors come from a range of disciplines and have expertise complementary to the aims of NU-THRIVE but may work outside of or adjacent to HIV and mental health among SGM. The goal of working with a Secondary Mentors is to broaden the each fellow’s training by engaging in a smaller, but substantive, research project (e.g., preparing a manuscript).
Mentors and their translational science expertise are listed below.