Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research

Education and Training

Workshops and Short Courses

The Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research offers a series of workshops and short courses throughout the year. These courses are open to the public for a fee.

Health Promotion Planning: An Intervention Mapping Approach 

Intervention Mapping (IM) offers a step-by-step framework for developing theory-informed and evidence-based health promotion programs and interventions rooted in the behavioral and social sciences. Students will:

  • Build knowledge and skills in developing, adapting, and implementing theory-informed and evidence-based health promotion programs and interventions rooted in the behavioral and social sciences. 
  • Focus on a topic of their interest to craft an initial evaluation plan by compiling a needs assessment, program development and implementation strategies. 

The course format includes lectures, small group work using problem-based learning, group discussions, and presentations of participant projects. A copy of Planning Health Promotion Programs: An Intervention Mapping Approach, 4th edition, Jossey-Bass, 2016 will be included in this course.

May 6-9, 2024, 9 AM - 4 PM CT

Instructors: María E. Fernández, PhD & Serena Rodriguez, PhD

Fee: $1250

Available Virtually or In-Person

This course has concluded.

Adapting Evidence-based Interventions: An Intervention Mapping Approach

In this one-day course, students will learn the steps for Intervention Mapping for Adaptation (IM-Adapt) and how to apply the IM-Adapt process for adapting an evidence-based intervention.

May 28, 2024, 9 AM - 4 PM CT

Instructors: Jacob Szeszulski, PhD & Patricia Dolan Mullen, DrPH

Fee: $250

Available Virtually or In-Person

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Implementation Mapping: Using Intervention Mapping to Plan Implementation Strategies

In this two-day course, students will learn about Implementation Mapping, a systematic approach for planning implementation strategies.

May 30-31, 2024, 9 AM - 4 PM

Instructor: María E. Fernández, PhD Serena Rodriguez, PhD

Fee: $500

Available Virtually or In-Person

Registration for this course is closed.

Dissemination and Implementation Research Training

Dissemination and implementation research seeks to bridge the gap between health sciences research, everyday practice and population health by building a knowledge base about how health information, interventions, and new clinical practices and policies are communicated and implemented in public health and health care settings. This workshop is appropriate for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty interested in implementation science.  

Dates and Registration Information TBA


CPRIT Innovation for Cancer Prevention Research Fellowship

The CPRIT-UTHealth Fellowship in Innovation for Cancer Prevention Research is a training program for pre and post-doctoral fellowships in cancer prevention and control. Learn more on the fellowship webpage. 

NCI Pre- and Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Cancer Education

The UTHealth School of Public Health (UTSPH) has both pre- and post-doctoral fellowships in cancer prevention and control that offer students excellent mentoring, training opportunities, and placements on research teams. Learn more on the fellowship webpage.

Dissemination and Implementation Certificate

The Dissemination and Implementation Certificate for Degree and Non-Degree Seeking Students is a 15-credit hour certificate that introduces the concepts of dissemination and implementation to students and other health professionals. The concepts learned while pursuing this certificate will assist researchers and practitioners in translating and testing research advances in public health and healthcare delivery to effective and efficient interventions in multiple settings.

Learn how to:

  • Describe the foundations of dissemination and implementation (D&I) science
  • Explain the D&I theories and frameworks
  • Develop and tailor strategies for implementation and dissemination
  • Engage in community and stakeholder based implementation and dissemination research
  • Design, analyze, measure, and evaluate the different outcomes
  • Gain knowledge to adapt health interventions to improve fit in new settings.

For registration information and more, visit the Degree Finder Listing.