About the Program

The Michigan Integrative Well-Being and Inequality Training Program is an exciting opportunity for early-career scientists to investigate the intersection of mental and physical health, with a focus on health disparities. Our unique program structure provides intensive support for scholars to develop research skills in these key areas.

Program Structure

The MIWI Training Program supports scholars' research with three key components.


pencilA 3-day institute in which scholars participate in seminars, work-groups, and individual meetings with mentors focused on conducting integrative research on the intersection of mental and physical health and health disparities. The 2022 Institute will take place from June 12 - 15 in Ann Arbor, MI. 

Ongoing Mentorship

three peopleScholars will be matched with two research mentors who will support ongoing development. Mentors will be chosen based on scholars' areas of research and training needs.

Research Network Building

worldThe MIWI Training Program will support your research productivity and work dissemination using a personal training plan. Additionally, scholars will be able to maintain contact with MIWI faculty, scholar peers, and partnering organizations.

Program Timeline

Scholars will participate activities before, during, and after the residential summer institute. Below is a timeline of what you can expect.


drawing of a pen and paperPrior to the institute scholars will participate in webinars for sharing logistics, reviewing pre-work, and developing a common language. Additionally, they will take a baseline assessment to share their skills and needs. Scholars will also make initial contact with their mentorship teams. 

Residential Institute

InstituteScholars will participate in seminars focused on conceptual frameworks, study design, data collection, and data analysis. They will also collaborate in small groups to work on research proposals. Individual meetings with mentors, institute faculty, and program partners will be interspersed throughout the week. 


post-instituteIn the 9-months following the institute, scholars will maintain communication with their mentorship team and scholar peers. Scholars will have opportunities to disseminate research and continue education through trainings and webinars. 

culture of feedbackMIWI uses small workgroups as a constructive and supportive forum for Scholars to present their research-in-progress and get feedback from senior mentors & peers.

The goal is to harness our collective expertise to support each member of our cohort in becoming a better researcher. Through providing and receiving constructive feedback we can support each other to improve.