Timothy P. Hickman, M.D., M.Ed., M.P.H., adjunct associate professor of the Department of Pediatrics, the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics and the Department of Medical Education and Research, has been selected as a participant to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Workshop on Race and Health Disparities. Hickman, who has also served as medical director for continuing medical education and director of cultural competency at the School of Medicine was one of 25 faculty members, researchers and graduate students selected in a national competitive application process. The five-day workshop, which will be June 18-22 in Ann Arbor, Mich., will focus on increasing knowledge and skills in measurement and indicators, research methods and use of secondary data sources in health disparities research.
“Not only is this an opportunity to participate in a learning community with scholars who represent social sciences, population health and health sciences from around the nation, but a chance to establish relationships that can lead to collaborative projects,” Hickman said.
While sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the workshop is part of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods in Ann Arbor, Mich. The ICSPR was originally a partnership between the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan and 21 U.S. universities, but now it includes a consortium of more than 500 universities worldwide. It provides access to social science data sources and training in quantitative analysis using the resources. The instructors for the workshop include David R. Williams (School of Public Health/ African and African American Studies- Harvard University); Paula A. Braveman, (Family and Community Medicine-University of California-San Francisco); Patrick M. Krueger (Department of Sociology- University of Colorado-Denver); Gabriel Sanchez (Department of Political Science- University of New Mexico), and John Garcia, Archive Director of the Resource Center for Minority Data ( RCMD) (University of Michigan – ISR).