Below are some of the training opportunities our center and affiliates offer geared towards community members.

Community Research Fellows Training

The Community Research Fellows Training Program (CRFT) is a comprehensive 17-week public health research training course through PECaD at Washington University School of Medicine and Siteman Cancer Center.

The 17-week program begins with an orientation session, then you will have 15 weeks of lessons (held on Thursday evenings, from 6:00-9:00 p.m.), followed by a celebratory certificate ceremony in the final week.

The program is modeled after our Masters of Public Health curriculum and provides an introduction to public health research. Lectures are led by faculty from WashU and other institutions, including SLU, and local community health-focused organizations. The lessons feature lectures, hands-on activities, and thought-provoking discussion groups. Topics covered include Public Health and Health Disparities Research methods and ethics, Health Literacy, Community Health, Clinical Trials, Cultural Competency, Policy Research, Grant Writing, Community Organizing, and more!

You can find additional details about the program and the application process on the Division of Public Health Sciences page