Interdisciplinary Latino Research Initiative & Focused Writing

The Center for Health Equity hosts a mentoring and networking initiative for anyone interested in research about Latinos.  The Interdisciplinary Latino Research Initiative (ILRI) grew out of frequent student requests for assistance in identifying Latino health resources and faculty expertise in this area.  ILRI meets regularly to write, discuss, and critique proposals and manuscripts in a supportive environment. 

One ILRI Networking Meeting will occur this term on Friday, February 23, 2018, at 1-2:30pm, in Room A521 Crabtree Hall, in the Graduate School of Public Health Building.

Several Focused Writing Sessions will occur this Spring.  In the past, colleagues from disciplines such as public health, education, social work, anthropology, business, medincine, dental health, and psychology have attended from the Universtiy of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, and CMU.  We welcome all disciplines from any university and community affiliation!  This is an opportunity to work on writing your paper, thesis, manuscript, grant proposal, etc., in a supportive quiet environment!

All interested persons are welcome to attend the Spring 2018 Focused Writing Meetings at 9am-12pm, in Room 1154 Parran Hall (first floor), Graduate School of Public Health--please bring your laptop

  • January 19
  • January 26  
  • February 9 
  • February 16
  • February 23  
  • March 9   
  • March 16
  • March 23 
  • April 20
  • April 27 

For more information contact Chantel Durrant at