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Registration fee: $550
There is an additional early-bird discount ($500) if you register by May 25th, 2018.
Please complete our Registration form to register for the short course: Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
After you complete the registration form you will be prompted for payment via electronic fund transfer (Sinai applicants only) or credit card.  Payment must be completed to confirm registration.

Course Details


This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the theoretical foundation and practical skills necessary to apply qualitative methods for population health research.

Where: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY.

When: The class will meet from 9:00 to 5:00 pm with a 1-hour lunch break. Coffee and light breakfast will be provided

Payment: $550 for all Sinai faculty, students and staff. There is an additional $50 early-bird discount if you register by June 1st!!

No previous knowledge of qualitative research is needed!

All participants welcome, including

  • Public health professionals
  • Graduate students
  • Clinicians and translational researchers

Learning Objectives:

Participants in this workshop can expect to gain:

  • The knowledge needed to design a qualitative study using examples from the team’s prior work
  • Familiarity with theoretical frameworks and different types of qualitative methods used in population health research
  • Practical hands-on guidance on qualitative data collection (e.g. designing interview guides, interviewing and focus group facilitation techniques), and analysis
  • A deeper understanding of methodological challenges in conducting qualitative studies and evaluating qualitative data
  • Examples of software programs used in qualitative data analysis
  • Approaches to summarizing, presenting, and publishing qualitative research
  • Exposure to a range of topics including cancer outcomes, mental health research, and quality improvement in health care delivery.

Course Faculty

The faculty of the Institute for Translational Epidemiology (ITE) and Center for Biostatistics of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) includes distinguished members from throughout the Icahn School of Medicine. 


Emanuela Taioli, MD, PhD 


Professor, Director of the Institute for Translational Epidemiology; Professor, Population Health Science and Policy


Nihal E. Mohamed, PhD


Assistant Professor, Department of Urology and Oncological Science
Her research focuses on evaluating patient unmet needs, experience, and patient-centered reported outcomes following cancer diagnosis.  She has extensive experience conducting qualitative research in bladder, prostate, and colorectal cancer patients.


Rebecca Schwartz, PhD


Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health

Dr. Schwartz is trained as a clinical psychologist and behavioral epidemiologist whose research focuses on the intersection between mental health and physical health outcomes.


Ksenia Gorbenko, PhD


Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health Science & Policy

Dr. Gorbenko is a medical sociologist with expertise in qualitative and mixed-methods research. Her research identifies gaps between health care provider, patient, and caregiver experiences to design person-centered interventions.


Teaching Assistants:

  • Stephanie Tuminello, MPH
  • Wil Lieberman-Cribbin, MPH
  • Naomi Alpert, MS