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Part of a joint presentation, Dr. Rachel Tabak presents a review which uses snowball sampling to develop an inventory of models, synthesizes this information, and provide guidance on how to select a model. Dr. Ted Albert Skolarus discusses an examination of citation frequency and impact of D&I models using citation analysis.

Format: Online
Dates: January 21, 2015
Length: 1 Hour
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Presenter: Rachel Tabak, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, and Ted Albert Skolarus, M.D., University of Michigan

In this Methods: Mind the Gap webinar, Dr. Jason Moore reviews the new discipline of automated machine learning (AutoML). The goal of AutoML is to simplify the process of combining different types of algorithms and methods in an analytical pipeline and to make machine learning more accessible. 

Format: Online
Dates: August 20, 2017
Length: 1 Hour
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)
Presenter: Jason Moore, Ph.D.,University of Pennsylvania

In this webinar, Drs. Larry Green and Rachel Gold deliver a joint presentation on fidelity and adaptation. Fidelity and adaptation relate to the manner in which the evidence from a research study is brought to practice. There is fidelity if the program is implemented in a way that is very similar to how it was originally designed, and there is adaptation when there are changes made to the process and content of the program to fit to a particular context. In most cases, contextual factors can influence the ability to maintain fidelity as well as the need for adaptation. 

Format: Online
Dates: September 24, 2014
Length: 1 Hour
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Presenter: Lawrence W. Green, Dr.P.H., University of California San Francisco, and Rachel Gold, Ph.D., M.P.H., Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research

A collection of online chapters that provide an introduction to selected behavioral and social science research approaches, including theory development and testing, survey methods, measurement, and study design. eSource was developed in 2010, and these chapters have not been updated to reflect advances in the past decade. However, they can still be used as supplementary teaching materials.

Format: Online
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

How disruptive will Big Data be in the long run to biomedical research and health care? In his Methods: Mind the Gap webinar, Dr. Philip Bourne addresses this question in light of the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative and other trans-NIH data science programs.

Format: Online
Dates: June 13, 2016
Length: 1 Hour
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)
Presenter: Philip E. Bourne, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health

This archive provides a collection of webinars on methodology. The topics include HIV prevention, implementation methods, personalized medicine, complexity, and longitudinal data. In 2017, the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) provided co-funding to the Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology to help create this archive. 

Format: Online
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology

A collection of training modules that came out of the NIH's initiative to enhance rigor and reproducibility in the research endeavor. The modules were developed by the NIH or NIH-funded grantees and focus on a variety of topics, including integrating sex and gender into research, the design and analysis of group-randomized trials, and computational analyses.

Format: Online
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

In this Methods: Mind the Gap webinar, Dr. David M. Murray reviews the options available to evaluate multilevel interventions, including group- or cluster-randomized trials,  and discusses their strengths and weaknesses.

Format: Online
Dates: October 23, 2015
Length: 1 Hour
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)
Presenter: David Murray, Ph.D., Office of Disease Prevention, NIH

In this Methods: Mind the Gap webinar, participants learn what the field of dissemination and implementation (D&I) is, why it is important, what it is trying to achieve, and how it is relevant to research and practice. Dr. Fernandez discusses the major components of a D&I study, D&I theories, models and frameworks, and design considerations. She also teaches participants how to tailor their own research to better enhance its value for dissemination and implementation.

Format: Online
Dates: April 20, 2017
Length: 1 Hour
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)
Presenter: Maria E. Fernandez, Ph.D., University of Texas

This purpose of this Methods: Mind the Gap webinar is to equip public health researchers and practitioners with awareness and confidence in approaching and conducting qualitative research projects, and to familiarize participants with qualitative data collection and data analysis techniques and tools.  

Format: Online
Dates: January 19, 2017
Length: 1 Hour
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)
Presenter: LeConté J. Dill, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., SUNY Downstate Medical Center

The objective of this FAES Graduate School is to provide a deeper understanding of epidemiologic research methodology that can be used to interpret critically the results of epidemiologic research. This understanding is the result of investigating conceptual models for study designs, disease frequency, measures of association and impact, imprecision, bias, and effect modification. The course emphasizes the interpretation of research, even when the design or execution of the respective research is less than ideal.

Format: Online
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES)

The objective of this FAES Graduate School course is to provide an introduction to the principles and methods of epidemiology, defined as the study of the distribution and determinants of disease in populations. Lectures, problem sets, and outside reading will cover ecologic, case-control, cohort, and experimental studies. Topics to be discussed will include study design, measures of disease risk, sources of bias, methods of controlling for extraneous factors, principles of screening, and interpretation of data. Illustrations will include classic and contemporary examples in acute and chronic disease.

This is the first part of a two-part course. Registration is required separately for each part of the course.

Format: Online
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES)

This week-long immersion program provides 30 selected investigators with a thorough introduction to selected mHealth methodologies that may be used to study behavioral and social dimensions of public health. Participants work with expert mentors to create their own inter-disciplinary mobile health projects.

The mHealth training institute is funded via the NIH BD2K Program. The NIH BD2K Program is funded by all the NIH Institutes and Centers and receives support from the NIH Common Fund and the NIH Office of Behavioral Health and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR). 

Format: Online
Dates: Offered Annually (Check Course Website for Current Dates)
Length: 1-week
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: National Institutes of Health (NIH) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Mixing qualitative and quantitative research methods can provide deeper exploration of causal mechanisms, interpretation of variables, and contextual factors that may mediate or moderate the topic of study. In this Methods: Mind the Gap webinar, Dr. Leonard Jason provides an introduction to the different approaches used in conducting mixed-methods research, including the benefits and challenges.

Format: Online
Dates: March 27, 2017
Length: 1 Hour
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)
Presenter: Leonard A. Jason, Ph.D., DePaul University

The NINDS Clinical Trials Methodology Course (CTMC) is an intensive, engaging program designed to help junior investigators develop scientifically rigorous, yet practical clinical trial protocols, and to focus on early consideration of funding mechanisms as a key trial planning activity.

Format: Online
Length: ~50 Minutes (Each Video)
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

The NIH-Duke Master's Program in Clinical Research, established in 1998, is one of the nation's first training programs in clinical research. This program allows participants to attend formal courses in research design, research management, medical genomics, and statistical analysis at the Clinical Center by means of video-conferencing from Duke or on-site by adjunct faculty.

The program leads to a Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Research, a professional degree awarded by the Duke University School of Medicine. There is also a non-degree option for qualified students who want to pursue specific areas of interest.

Applications will be accepted through August 1, 2020.

Format: In Person
Dates: Offered Annually
Offered by: National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Duke University

The NINR Big Data in Symptoms Research Boot Camp, part of the NINR Symptom Research Methodologies Series, is a one-week intensive research training course at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. It provides a foundation in methodologies for using Big Data in research. The purpose of the course is to increase the research capability of graduate students and faculty.

Format: Online
Dates: July 20, 2015
Length: 9 Hours
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR)

Clinical trial guidelines have remained similar for decades despite long timelines, high costs, and frequent failures. This forum, convened by the NIH Scientific Program and Review Interest Group (SPRIG), addresses alternative strategies and models for clinical trials.

The speakers address the following questions:

  • What are some potential advantages of group-randomized clinical trials?
  • How can we mitigate the impact of non-adherence and professional subjects?
  • How receptive is the FDA to novel trial strategies?
  • Might artificial intelligence better guide future clinical trials?
Format: Online
Dates: May 27, 2016
Length: 2 Hours (~20 Minutes per Speaker)
Offered by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Presenter: David M. Murray, Ph.D., Office of Disease Prevention, NIH; David J. McCann, Ph.D., National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), NIH; Estelle Russek-Cohen, Ph.D., Food and Drug Administration (FDA); and Michael S. Lauer, M.D., Office of the Director, NIH

This is a free, 7-part, self-paced online course with instructional slide sets, readings, and guided activities. 

  • Part 1 provides an introduction and overview of the three kinds of randomized trials and their distinguishing characteristics.
  • Part 2 considers the design of group-randomized trials (GRTs).
  • Part 3 discusses analytical approaches to GRTs and individually randomized group-treatment trials (IRGTs).
  • Part 4 explores important power and sample size considerations for GRTs.
  • Part 5 provides examples of GRTs from the Health Care Systems Collaboratory, a project funded by the NIH.
  • Part 6 reviews recent practices in GRTs and IRGTs based on literature reviews.
  • Part 7 examines alternative designs to evaluate interventions in comparison to GRTs and IRGTs.
Format: Online
Dates: September 8, 2016
Length: 20 - 30 Minutes (Each Course)
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)
Presenter: David M. Murray, Ph.D., Office of Disease Prevention, NIH

In this Methods: Mind the Gap webinar, Dr. Linda Collins discusses why behavioral interventions are important in many areas of public health, for example, smoking cessation, drug abuse prevention, treatment of obesity, management of heart failure symptoms, and promotion of physical activity.

Behavioral interventions are typically developed and evaluated using a treatment package approach, in which the intervention is assembled a priori and evaluated by means of a randomized controlled trial (RCT). Dr. Collins reviews an alternative approach called the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST), an engineering-inspired framework for developing, optimizing, and evaluating behavioral interventions. MOST includes the RCT, as well as other empirical steps aimed at intervention optimization.

Format: Online
Dates: March 26, 2013
Length: 1 Hour 40 Minutes
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Presenter: Linda Collins, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University