Research Methods Retreat

October 10 & 19, 2017

The 2017 Stanford Global Health Research Methods Retreat will take place Oct. 10 & 19, 2017. Held annually each fall, this two-day intensive retreat is led by Steve Luby, professor of medicine and director of research at Stanford Global Health, and is intended for residents, fellows and medical students interested in developing research skills applicable to global health.

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 Denishia Clark ( by October 5, 2017
  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. 

To register, please contact the global health educational program manager, Denishia Clark at