Training & Mentoring

CBRI is committed to cultivating a culture of learning among our students and junior faculty. CBRI provides high quality training and individualized mentoring in conducting rigorous applied community-based research. Foundational to our training approach is facilitating strong mentoring relationships in which students and experienced faculty work together to create a productive and fulfilling learning environment. We mentor undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students, as well as post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty from various disciplines including Social Work, Public Health, and Psychology. We offer a variety of training opportunities such as community outreach, grant writing, data collection, and advanced statistical analyses. Our long-term objective is to facilitate the successful pursuit of careers in health promotion and disease prevention.

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Research Center in Minority Institutions (RCMI)

RCMI – Pilot Studies

The purpose of the Pilot Grant Program is to develop research opportunities for a group of early stage investigators at FIU, particularly those from underrepresented minority groups, who are committed to conducting research on health disparities and to achieve the goal of successfully competing for peer-reviewed grant funding (e.g., R21, R01).

Principal Investigator:
• Eric Wagner, Ph.D.

Co-Core Leaders:
• Michelle Hospital, Ph.D. • Staci Leon Morris, Psy.D.

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

FIU-CBRI has been awarded a HRSA grant to expand the South Florida professional workforce trained to provide inter-professional behavioral health care. The program focuses on different masters, including Master of Social Work (MSW), Professional Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Principal Investigator:
• Eric Wagner, Ph.D.

Co-Investigator:
• Adriana Foster, M.D.

Project Coordinators:
• Jordan Quintana, MSW • Aniuska Luna, Ph.D.