2012 Winter Institute
on Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research

Date: January 9-11, 2012
Location: University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)

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This comprehensive institute is designed to develop skills that are useful in qualitative and mixed methods research, including:
* one-on-one interviewing
* focus groups
* participant observation
* field notes
* IRB issues unique to qualitative research
* use and application of NVivo software

Expert Course Instructors:

Fran Barg PhD MEd
Dr. Barg is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at UPenn’s School of Medicine and an Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology. Her research focuses on the use of mixed methods research as it applies to understanding the uneven distribution of risk and disease among ethnic groups.

Carolyn Cannuscio ScD
Dr. Cannuscio is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Peter Cronholm MD MSCE
Dr. Cronholm is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at UPenn’s School of Medicine. His research focuses on health services regarding intimate partner violence, psychosocial needs of families and patients with cancer, adolescent depression, pre-teen violence prevention, and neighborhood variables on firearm injury and health.

Joel Fein MD MPH
Dr. Fein is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. His research focuses on emergency department-based violence prevention, emergency department mental health evaluation, and procedural pain management.

Shimrit Keddem MS
Shimrit Keddem is the manager of the Mixed Methods Research Lab in the Department of Family Medicine, providing managerial and technical support and expertise. She has participated in research on various health and social issues including access to prenatal care, cancer services, Alzheimer’s disease, and injury prevention.

Chris Feudtner MD PhD MPH
Dr. Feudtner is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Scientific Co-Director of PolicyLab. His reserach focuses on understanding the epidemiology and healthcare experience of children with complex chronic conditions, with a particular emphasis on palliative, end-of-life, and bereavement care, as well as hosptial in-patient care.

Cynthia Mollen MD MSCE
Dr. Mollen is an Assistant Professor of pediatrics at UPenn’s School of Medicine, and an attending in pediatric emergency medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Her research focuses on improving adolescent health care through the emergency department, with an emphasis on reproductive and sexual health.

Gala True PhD
Dr. True is an Affiliate Investigator with the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. She is a medical anthropologist and folklorist whose research focuses on understanding and reducing health disparities and access to care through a patient-centered focus. Her current work involves the use of narrative and ethnography to understand barriers to mental health care for veterans returning from combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Please note that attendance is limited to 20 participants.

For more information:

please contact Wendy Voet or Lauren Hallden-Abberton.