Social and Health Inequities Research Training Program (SHIRT)

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Sponsoring College, Department, School or Center: 
School of Transborder Studies
Faculty Name: 
Dr. Gilberto Lopez
Preferred Skills or Majors: 

undergraduate (juniors and seniors) students with an interest in social/health inequities

Closing Date: 
April 1, 2021
Location or Campus: 
Tempe Campus and Phoenix Metro Area
Hours Per Week: 

Desired Academic Year: 
Project Description: 

In this year-long academic program, undergraduate (juniors and seniors) and graduate students will collaborate on an interdisciplinary research team to identify and address various inequities affecting marginalized populations. Students will:
- Train to be the next generation of inequities scholars and advocates, giving them advanced skills in dissemination and implementation research.
- Develop substantive expertise in Community-Based Participatory-Research (CBPR) theory and methods.
- Collaborate with community organizations to address inequities in the Phoenix Metro area and across the Southwest.
- Combine the arts and social sciences to develop and implement interventions to address inequities.

Earn 6 credit hours by enrolling in:
- Fall 2021: TCL 494 or TSS 598 Topic: Health Equity Research
- Spring 2022 : TCL 494 or TSS 598 Topic: Addressing Health Equity

Application Instructions and Contact Info: 

Email Dr. Lopez ( with a statement addressing the following questions: What do social/health inequities mean to you? How/why are you interested in addressing social and/or health inequities? What are your career aspirations?How will this program help in moving towards this goal?