This innovative program will place a strong emphasis on mentoring, applying competencies and curriculum specifically focused on chronic disease disparities, and working with a diverse set of partners. Scholars are enrolled in the program for two years.

Key activities include:

  • The IS-2 Institute in St. Louis, MO (in-person or virtual depending upon public health conditions): The Institute brings together expert faculty and scholars in an active learning environment informed by previous training programs, core D&I competencies and training needs. Learn more.
  • Ongoing Mentorship: Following on-site training, Scholars will engage in regular and ongoing mentoring and networking activities with our Faculty.

Application Process

The 2022 application cycle is now open and should be submitted by Wednesday, January 26, 2022 (5pm CT).

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Primary Investigators (PIs): Debra Haire-Joshu, PhD and Ross C. Brownson, PhD

Research Project Coordinator: Shelly Johnston, MPH, RD

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The Institute for Implementation Science Scholars (IS-2) is supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and Office of Disease Prevention, administered by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders (R25DK123008, R25DK123008-S1) and the U.S. Veterans Administration.