Preconference Workshop

Traversing Divides: Interdisciplinary Research in Population Health and Health Disparities

October 1, 2019 9:30 AM- 5:00 PM

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

Seattle, Washington

This one-day workshop will provide an orientation to the value of interdisciplinary collaboration, challenges inherent in interdisciplinary work, and skills and resources that facilitate interdisciplinary success in population health science.  Workshop participants will engage with leading population health and interdisciplinary scholars in interactive group exercises and case studies with a focus on the combining the knowledge, theory, and methods of diverse fields to understand and address health disparities.
The workshop is open to scientists training and/or working in any field that contributes knowledge, at one or more levels of analysis (from the molecular to the societal and environmental), relevant to understanding the causes of health disparities and/or the ways in which health disparities can be ameliorated.  Students who have completed at least two years of post-baccalaureate training in a specific discipline and early career scientists are especially encouraged to apply, but individuals at all career stages are welcome.
Workshop enrollment is limited to facilitate the success of small-group activities. Applications will be accepted through May 5, 2019.  Applicants will be notified by the end of June.
Funding to defray travel costs will be available on a limited basis.
Resources for Interdisciplinary Science
Pre-Conference Workshop Flyer
This workshop is generously supported by grants from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (1R13MD013722-01) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (76265).
Questions? Contact Sue Bevan at