CIGH Research Methods Retreat

November 1 and 3, 2016

The 2016 Research Methods Retreat will take place Nov. 1 & Nov. 3, 2016.* Held annually each fall, this two-day intensive retreat is led by Steve Luby, professor of medicine and director of research at CIGH, and is intended for residents, fellows and medical students interested in developing research skills applicable to global health.

*Note: dates & locations have been changed due to scheduling conflicts. The retreat is now being held Nov. 1 and Nov. 3 in the HRP-Redwood Building, Room 138B.

Instructor: Steve Luby, MD, Director of Research, Center for Innovation in Global Health

Target audience: Fellows, residents and medical students in Stanford’s School of Medicine interested in developing research skills applicable to global health

Retreat objectives:

  1. Introduce participants to key issues in research proposal development.
  2. Provide a set of tools and an approach to support development of global health research proposals.
  3. Promote the development of participants’ research interests into tractable research questions.
  • Participants will be asked to:
  •         Reflect prior to the retreat on a global health research question they would be interested in addressing
  •         Attend both days
  •         Bring a laptop

Pedagogic approach:

  1. Participants email the global health research question that they are interested in studying to Dr. Luby ( by September 30, 2016
  2. Dr. Luby will ask questions so that participants enter class with a study question sufficiently refined to develop a concept note
  3. Interactive presentation of topics, followed by exercises that apply these principles to the participants proposed research questions
  4. Participants will apply the class lessons to development of their concept notes

Registration Details

Registration for the two-day retreat is required. Due to limited space, priority will be given to participants attending both days. 

For more information and questions, please contact the global health educational program coordinator, Denishia Clark at