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Ethn Dis. 2018 Apr 26;28(2):115-122. doi: 10.18865/ed.28.2.115. eCollection 2018 Spring.

Theory-Informed Research Training and Mentoring of Underrepresented Early-Career Faculty at Teaching-Intensive Institutions: The Obesity Health Disparities PRIDE Program.

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John D. Bower School of Population Health, University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities, University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Center for Research on Men's Health and Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt University.
Program for Research on Men's Health, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.


Mentoring has been consistently identified as an important element for career advancement in many biomedical and health professional disciplines and has been found to be critical for success and promotion in academic settings. Early-career faculty from groups underrepresented in biomedical research, however, are less likely to have mentors, and in general, receive less mentoring than their majority-group peers, particularly among those employed in teaching-intensive institutions. This article describes Obesity Health Disparities (OHD) PRIDE, a theoretically and conceptually based research training and mentoring program designed for early-career faculty who trained or are employed at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).


Health Disparities; Obesity Research; Population Health; Research Training and Mentoring; Teaching-Intensive Institutions; Underrepresented Faculty

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