NICHD Supported Summer Workshops

Please see the recruitment announcements for 2 summer workshops below.


The Columbia Population Research Center is accepting applications for the Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop to be held June 15-17, 2016, at Columbia University in New York City. The workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the data available in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, a national study following a birth cohort of (mostly) unmarried parents and their children, providing information about the capabilities, circumstances, and relationships of unwed parents, the wellbeing of their children, and the role of public policy in family and child wellbeing.


The 2016 workshop will include special sections on the neighborhood data in the Fragile Families Study. The workshop is targeted toward early-career scholars from social science disciplines. We particularly encourage applications from junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced doctoral students using the Fragile Families data in their dissertations. Underrepresented scholars are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must possess basic quantitative data analysis skills. About 25-30 applicants will be selected. Accepted out-of-town candidates will receive travel support.


The Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop is made possible by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.

Additional information about the Fragile Families study is available at

The online application is available at

The deadline for application submission has been extended to Sunday, March 20th, 2016 at 11:59pm (EST).



EPID 793 – Complex Systems Modeling for Public Health Research

July 11-15, 2016

9am – 5pm

Ann Arbor, MI


To Apply:


This course will provide an introduction to systems science modeling techniques with wide applicability to public health. We will cover an introductory overview to each technique, examples of applications, brief discussions of best practices, and some initial hands-on lab experience. At the completion of the course the student will be able to explain current and potential future roles of complex systems science in public health and describe each of the approaches and their respective advantages/disadvantages. Students will be well positioned to further explore incorporation of systems science methods into their own research or participation in interdisciplinary teams using the modeling techniques.


Women and scholars of color strongly encouraged to apply. To encourage a diverse applicant pool, we have travel vouchers and tuition scholarships available for a limited number of participants. If you would like to be considered for financial aid, please note that in your application.




Ross Hammond, Ph.D., Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Social Dynamics & Policy at the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

Nate Osgood, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Computer Science, Community Health, and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan

Elizabeth Bruch, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Sociology and Complex Systems at the University of Michigan




Have a great day!


Deserae L. Philpott

Extramural Support Assistant

Population Dynamics Branch

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


6100 Executive Blvd Suite 8B07

Rockville, MD 20852

Office: 301-435-7770




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