The purpose of the Biosocial Training Program is to improve the scientific community’s understanding of population health and well-being across the life course. The program trains junior scientists to better identify, understand, and produce new knowledge on the social and biological pathways that are important to population health and the understanding of health disparities across the life course.
Trainees receive interdisciplinary mentorship and training in a wide array of content areas, ranging from social inequalities to biological processes. Trainees enter from their respective disciplines and identify a co-preceptor team comprised of a mentor from their home discipline and another representing their new interdisciplinary interest area from among the current training faculty. Under the guidance of their mentoring team, our trainees work on the cutting edge of the interdisciplinary population sciences in a context that focuses on the highest standards of research ethics, rigor, and reproducibility.