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Transdisciplinary Training in Health Research: Distinctive Features and Future Directions

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Misra S, Stokols D, Hall K, Feng A. Transdisciplinary Training in Health Research: Distinctive Features and Future Directions. ln: Kirst M, Schaefer-McDaniel N, Hwang S, O'Campo P, eds. Converging Disciplines: A Transdisciplinary Research Approach to Urban Health Problems. 1st ed. New York, NY: Springer; 2011:133-147.

The malaria and AIDS epidemics, rising cancer, diabetes, and obesity rates are but some of the tremendously complex global health challenges of the twenty-first century. Since these challenges do not lie in the domain of any one academic discipline, many scholars have recognized that if they are to be tackled effectively, a new generation of scientists and health promotion practitioners must be trained to ensure that they have the requisite conceptual, methodological, and interpersonal skills to enable them to bridge traditional discipline-based, regional, and cultural boundaries (Nash, 2008; Nash et al., 2003; National Academy of Sciences, 2003; von Ruschkowski, 2003).

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global health, interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity, scientists, practitioners, academic disciplines

Addresses these goal(s):

  • Learn about the field of team science: history, theory and concepts
  • Establish or maintain effective team science endeavors
  • Enhance team performance, interactions, and attitudes
  • Engage community partners in your scientific team

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Resource created by Elizabeth Manzella on 8/7/2014 12:04:32 PM.

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