Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine

Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine Research Training

At the Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine (CBPM), we believe in fostering a community that embraces diversity and inclusivity. We are dedicated to training the next generation of leading interdisciplinary scientists in behavioral and preventive medicine research. 

Our faculty and staff are passionate about supporting emerging talent and creating an environment that encourages collaboration, open dialogue, and mutual respect. Faculty at CBPM community have access to formal and informal mentoring programs for research and grant writing alongside a supportive network of colleagues and mentors.

Qualitative Science and Methods Training Program

The Qualitative Science and Methods Training Program (QSMTP) at the Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine (CBPM) is dedicated to equipping researchers and fellows with essential skills in qualitative methods, enabling them to proficiently collect, analyze, and interpret non-numerical data.

QSMTP involves the work of three CBPM faculty: lead Kate Guthrie, with Rochelle Rosen, PhD and Sara Vargas serving on the Training team.

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Qualitative Methods

Qualitative methods play a crucial role in understanding how individuals subjectively perceive and experience situations, making them invaluable tools in fields such as healthcare and patient experiences that quantitative data alone may not capture.

QMSTP's Key Features

  1. Comprehensive Training: Our program offers comprehensive training in qualitative research methods, led by experts in the field. Participants will gain practical knowledge and hands-on experience in conducting qualitative studies.
  2. Cutting-Edge Analysis: Learn the latest techniques for analyzing qualitative data, including thematic analysis, content analysis, and narrative analysis. These skills will empower you to draw meaningful conclusions from non-numerical data.
  3. Interpretation Excellence: Master the art of interpreting qualitative findings, ensuring accurate and insightful conclusions that contribute to advancing behavioral and preventive medicine research.

QMSTP as a Methods Core

QMSTP holds a vital position as a Methods Core within the Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at Brown Medical School. As part of this esteemed position, we collaborate with numerous partners within The Miriam and Brown Medical School to support and strengthen qualitative research initiatives.

Advance CTR and BERD

CBPM faculty play an active role in research training and mentoring across Brown and Lifespan networks. Through Advance CTR, the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Core (BERD) offers researchers the tools to design, interpret, and publish impactful health research. Dr. Rochelle Rosen serves as the Co-Director of the Advance-CTR Biostatistics Core.

BERD is committed to providing multidisciplinary collaborative support for quantitative and qualitative research design, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination. This service works seamlessly with and within existing health research structures, providing accessible training in epidemiology, biostatistics, study design, and qualitative and mixed methods to clinical and translational researchers and research staff. BERD delivers training in a variety of formats, both synchronous and asynchronous, using the latest educational methods and technologies. Additionally, BERD facilitates the development and dissemination of innovative design and analytic methods and tools for clinical and translational research.

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