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Summer Institute in Mental Health Research

Summer Institute in Mental Health Research Courses

The 2022 Summer Institute in Mental Health Research is held from June 1 - 17, 2022. 

Course registration opens February 14, 2022.

 
Course Legend
Suffix Format Primary Delivery Method
.89 Online Asynchronous online
Students registering for .89 online courses must take the prerequisite course Introduction to Online Learning. The May 24 offering of IOL is the last opportunity to complete IOL before our courses begin. The module is free but required.
.79 Virtual Synchronous online
.49 and .11 Hybrid Students in the .49 section of the course participate synchronously online, and students in the .11 section of the course participate synchronously onsite.

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Courses by Topic

Innovative Analytic Approaches & Method

330.621.89 Mixed Methods for Research in Public Health (* ONLINE)
Tue 05/31/2022 - Fri 06/17/2022
2 credits

330.625.79 Mobile Mental Health Research: Planning and Conducting Ecological Momentary Assessment (ZOOM)
Given the extent of the pandemic and how long lasting the impact will be for the research endeavor, being able to collect data remotely is more important than ever. This course will provide attendees with hands on experience to run studies with remote data collection.
Wed 06/01/2022 - Thurs 06/02/2022 (8:30 AM - 12:20 PM)
1 credit

330.626.89 Propensity Score Methods in Non-Experimental Research in Mental Health (* ONLINE)
While the ideal for causal inference is generally a randomized trial to compare treatments or interventions, in many contexts, including urgent crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot randomize people to one intervention or another.  A key tool for estimating causal effects in such contexts are propensity score methods, which can help draw rigorous inferences even when exposures are not randomized.
*View Dr. Stuart's short video about this course*
Tue 05/31/2022 - Fri 06/17/2022
1 credit

330.637.79 Causal Mediation Analysis (ZOOM) 
Are you looking into mechanisms of a causal effect or studying an intervention with components targeting different causal pathways? This course provides guidance on how to conduct a thoughtful mediation analysis aiming to study the mechanisms through which exposures have their effects on outcomes, or to study the effects of potential interventions on variables on the causal pathway. It connects definitions of causal effects in mediation analysis, including (in)direct and others, to real-world research questions. It explains the assumptions required to identify those effects in experimental and observational studies and demonstrates how these effects are estimated. Methods of instruction include pre-recorded lectures, asynchronous discussions using the CoursePlus Discussion Forum, live discussion/Q&A and computing sessions, and assignments for learning consolidation.
Tues 06/07/2022 and Thurs, 06/09/2022   (8:30 AM - 12:20 PM)
1 credit


330.638.79 The Science of Narrative: Why Storytelling is Important to Research (ZOOM)
This course is offered both in person and via zoom simultaneously. Registrants are required to attend the sections for which they register 
*View Dr. Fakunle's short video about this course* The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the array of public responses from health professionals, policy makers and political leaders, has crystallized the importance of delivering critical scientific information to a wide audience in a clear and concise manner, while acknowledging the profound human experiences during this extraordinary moment.
Wed, 06/01/2022 - Thurs 06/02/2022 (8:30 AM - 12:20 PM)
1 credit

330.670.79 Creating Trauma Informed and Healing Policies and Practices (ZOOM) NEW COURSE!
Wed 06/15/2022 - Thurs 06/16/2022 (1:00 - 4:50 PM)
1 credit

Hot Topics in Public Mental Health

330.600.79 Racism and Public Mental Health (ZOOM) NEW COURSE!
Wed 06/01/2022 - Thurs 06/02/2022 (1:00 - 4:50 PM)
1 credit

330.613.89 Mental Health and the Gut (* ONLINE)
This course will include an additional lecture on: 1) obstacles and opportunities in the microbiome field during COVID-19, 2) initiatives aimed at collecting microbial information during the pandemic, 3) the role of gut health in stress and why this matters right now, and 4) review of mechanisms linking infection, inflammatory processes, and the microbiome with mental health outcomes and neurodevelopment.
Tue 05/31/2022 - Fri 06/17/2022
2 credits

TO REGISTER

330.630.89 Stigma and Mental Health Issues and Interventions (* ONLINE)
The live talk will focus on applying material learned in the course to thinking through what this might mean in the context of COVID in terms of impact and response.
Tue 05/31/2022 - Fri 06/17/2022
1 credit

330.637.79 Causal Mediation Analysis (ZOOM)
Are you looking into mechanisms of a causal effect or studying an intervention with components targeting different causal pathways? This course provides guidance on how to conduct a thoughtful mediation analysis aiming to study the mechanisms through which exposures have their effects on outcomes, or to study the effects of potential interventions on variables on the causal pathway. It connects definitions of causal effects in mediation analysis, including (in)direct and others, to real-world research questions. It explains the assumptions required to identify those effects in experimental and observational studies and demonstrates how these effects are estimated. Methods of instruction include pre-recorded lectures, asynchronous discussions using the CoursePlus Discussion Forum, live discussion/Q&A and computing sessions, and assignments for learning consolidation.
Tues 06/07/2022 and Thurs 06/09/2022 ( 8:30 AM - 12:20 PM)
1 credit

330.659.79 Current Issues in Military Mental Health (ZOOM)
The slowing of military operations with the COVID-19 pandemic may be a net positive for military mental health. Deployments and travel have been reduced, combat operations are all but stopped, and in general, troops are spending more time at home with their families. 
Wed, 06/08/2022 - Thurs 06/09/2022  (8:30 AM - 12:20 PM)
1 credit

330.666.79 Sleep and Public Health (ZOOM)
*View Dr. Spira and fellow instructors' short video about this course*
Wed 06/01/2022 - Thurs 06/02/2022 (8:30 AM - 12:20 PM)
1 credit

Fundamentals

330.610.89 Knowledge for Managing County and Local Mental Health, Substance Use, and Developmental Disability Authorities (* ONLINE)
Tue 05/31/2022 - Fri 06/17/2022
1 credit

330.632.79 Grant Writing: NIH and Other Funding Sources (ZOOM)
Thurs 06/02/2022 - Fri 06/03/2022 (8:30 AM - 12:20 PM)
1 credit

330.636.89 Methods for Handling Missing Data in Psychosocial Research (* ONLINE)
As we are all learning in the current pandemic, data quality and coverage is of crucial importance.  However, all too often the data we have has challenges such as missingness or invalid values.  This course will teach strategies to deal with such data challenges across a range of topic areas.
Tue 05/31/2022 - Fri 06/17/2022
1 credit

330.669.89 Epidemiology of Major Mental Disorders (* ONLINE)
Tue 05/31/2022 - Fri 06/17/2022
2 credits

330.673.89 Prevention Research in Mental Health (* ONLINE)
Tue 05/31/2022 - Fri 06/17/2022
1 credit

Global Mental Health

330.681.89 Mental Health and Psychosocial Needs of Refugees After Resettlement in High Income Countries (ONLINE)
Tue 05/31/2022 - Fri 06/17/2022
1 credit

Childhood & Prevention

 330.608.79 School-based Preventive Interventions and Research (ZOOM)
Wed 06/08/2022 - Thurs 06/09/2022 (8:30 AM - 12:20 PM)
1 credit

TO REGISTER

Please note: A $50 course change fee will be charged if a change in registration from academic credit to non-credit or non-credit to academic credit is requested for institute enrollments.

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Course Materials

To facilitate the unique learning opportunities of compressed courses, participants must be adequately prepared prior to the first class session. For most courses, instructors have prepared a packet of reading materials that all students are expected to read prior to the start of class.

Confirmed participants will receive instructions on how to access readings via email prior to the start of class.

Students are encouraged to register early so they have adequate time to obtain course materials and complete assigned readings before class begins.