Goal 4: Develop Workforce and Resources

Enhance funding for population and public health research

Many challenges posted here focus on increasing translation and development of interdisciplinary teams. Diverse backgrounds and epidemiological training makes population and public health scientists ideal candidates to connect teams in different areas of research around translation to human health. While funding exists specifically for career development of physician and pre-clinical scientists, none exists for epidemiologists. Epidemiologists generally spend 100% of their efforts working on research in human populations with clear implications for clinical practice and guidelines, but have little opportunity for outside funding if their focus is public health prevention.

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