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2023 T32 with their Leaders

L to R: Mike Mugavero, Noon Eltoum, Joanna Hobson, Joshua C.J. Lewis, Geri Davis, Bayley Jones,
Kelsey Montgomery, Elliott Botelho, Kayleigh "Elizabeth" Keith, and Emily Levitan.
Not pictured: William Bradford, Reed Bratches and Andrea Davis

The COERE education and training programs are anchored by an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) National Research Training Award (T32), continuously funded since 2002. This full-time multidisciplinary mentored research training program supports postdoctoral fellows and predoctoral trainees in health services research and is led by Program Directors Mike Mugavero, MD, MHSc, and Emily Levitan, ScD. Our research and training base includes mentors and trainees across UAB Schools including Business, Dentistry, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and the College of Arts and Science.

Program Alignment: We seek candidates interested in conducting AHRQ-mission aligned research with AHRQ priority populations who aspire to become change agents who advance healthcare outcomes and equity.

The AHRQ mission is to make health care:

  • Safer
  • Higher quality
  • More accessible
  • More equitable
  • More affordable

AHRQ priority populations include:

  • Racial and ethnic minority groups
  • Low-income groups
  • Women
  • Children
  • Individuals with special needs
  • Rural areas, including frontier areas
  • Inner-city areas

The training program prepares interdisciplinary investigators to pursue careers in health services and outcomes research. Skills development will include exposure to relevant epidemiological, statistical, experimental, mixed methods, and quasi-experimental methodologies, health equity research methods, and academic survivor skills such as developing an NIH-style Biosketch and elevator pitch, all with an emphasis on the practical application of health services research methodology.

Benefits of the Program

An annual NRSA stipend for full-time multidisciplinary mentored research training is provided to all trainees. NRSA stipend levels are updated each year. In addition to the stipend, the program provides health insurance, travel assistance, and support for tuition and other training-related expenses.

For questions regarding eligibility, program requirements, the application process, and the application packet please contact Geri Davis

Annual Application

View the program flyer here. View the application guidelines here

To preview the application survey before completing it online, click here.

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