Theory-informed research training and mentoring of underrepresented early-career faculty at teaching-intensive institutions: The obesity health disparities pride program

Bettina M. Beech, Marino A. Bruce, Roland J. Thorpe, Elizabeth Heitman, Derek M. Griffith, Keith C. Norris

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Mentoring has been consistently identified as an important element for career advancement in many biomedical and health professional disciplines and has been found to be critical for success and promotion in academic settings. Early-career faculty from groups underrepresented in biomedical research, however, are less likely to have mentors, and in general, receive less mentoring than their majority-group peers, particularly among those employed in teaching-intensive institutions. This article describes Obesity Health Disparities (OHD) PRIDE, a theoretically and conceptually based research training and mentoring program designed for early-career faculty who trained or are employed at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-122
Number of pages8
JournalEthnicity and Disease
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018



  • Health Disparities
  • Mentoring
  • Obesity Research
  • Population Health
  • Research training
  • Teaching-Intensive Institutions
  • Underrepresented Faculty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

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