Learning Institutes

"Winter" Qualitative Institute 2022: Qualitative Research Methods

Thank you for your interest in the Winter Qualitative Institute. To ensure the health and safety of our team and all participants, we have decided to postpone the 2021 institute to 2022. Stay tuned for more updates! — Jefferson & Penn Public Health teams

This comprehensive institute is designed to develop skills that are useful in qualitative and mixed methods research, including data collection approaches, structuring and conducting an interview, selecting an appropriate sample, organizing and facilitating a focus group, managing, coding, and analyzing data, integrating photo elicitation, photo voice, & the participant as a colleague, publishing your work, and use and application of NVivo 12 software. This Institute is useful for health researchers, clinicians, students, and the broader public health community.

Please see the CPHI Events Archive for more details on previous Winter Institutes.


Summer Institute 2021: GIS & Public Health

Monday, June 14 — Friday, June 18, 2021

This institute introduces a broad range  of ways that Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be applied to public health research, practice, and public policy. By the end of the institute, participants will be able to critically analyze maps and research results developed using GIS, learn how to create and analyze thematic maps, geocode addresses, and conduct basic queries, implement a variety of field data collection methods used in GIS such as handheld GPS technology, and develop individual research agendas which incorporate GIS methods.

Please see the CPHI Events Archive for more details on previous Summer Institutes.


2020 Evaluation Institute [in planning]

This new institute is designed to develop skills that are useful in program evaluation. Whether you are a practitioner, student, or clinical researcher, this institute introduces beginner and intermediate program evaluation skills and methods.  More information to come!

For more information about our Institutes, contact Dr. Hillary Nelson, hnelson@pennmedicine.upenn.edu.