What is an HPDP Research Fellow?

HPDP Research Fellows comprise a multidisciplinary network of researchers who generate new knowledge in health promotion and disease prevention by developing and testing interventions, disseminating research findings, and translating research into evidence-based practice. HPDP provides this group with support services, funding sources, and opportunities to develop new research ideas and to communicate and collaborate with researchers who share similar interests.

Benefits and Privileges for Fellows

  • Interdisciplinary research collaboration
  • Notification of funding opportunities
  • Participation in HPDP Research Fellow Workgroups (see below)
  • Linkages with public health agencies and communities to facilitate planning, implementing, evaluating, disseminating, and translating research and training programs
  • Technical assistance and support in planning community-based participatory research (CBPR) Opportunity to influence the research agenda of a CDC Prevention Research Center and its network
  • Notification of seminars and training events
  • Use of conference rooms
  • Enhanced opportunities for networking and collaboration
  • Opportunities to showcase your research through various channels of communication
  • Help with grant proposals including: research design and methods, budget and budget justification, proofreading, and guidance regarding adherence to funding agency rules, regulations, and deadlines.

In addition, PIs and Co-PIs of Center-administered projects have access to:

  • Grants management
  • Dissemination support
  • IT and network support
  • Qualitative research support
  • Technical assistance on evaluation design and methods
  • Data capture support
  • Biostatistical services
  • Communications and public relations assistance
  • Access to offices, storage space, equipment, furniture, and archiving support

Expectations of Fellows

  • Acknowledge HPDP affiliation/support, as appropriate, in publications, presentations, and news releases
  • Provide information for profile regarding research interests on website to facilitate collaboration
  • Contribute to discussions on research agenda, opportunities, and planning
  • Bring collaborative ideas to Center through emails and workgroups (see below)
  • Identify promising new faculty whose research interests align with those of the Center and could be future Fellows

Becoming an HPDP Research Fellow

All HPDP Principal Investigators are also Research Fellows, but we encourage other UNC–affiliated scholars with interest in conducting health promotion research to join our network.

If you are interested, or know someone who may be interested, in becoming an HPDP Research Fellow, please contact Alice Ammerman, Director ( alice_ammerman@unc.edu ) or Beverly Garcia, Managing Director of Research (beverly_garcia@unc.edu).