Welcome to the Primary Care Research Training Program (P-CART) at GW
The goal of the George Washington University (GW) Primary Care Research Training Program (P-CART) is to develop researchers who are prepared to generate, test, and disseminate primary care-oriented interventions that aim to improve health and health equity. It is essential to equip the next generation of primary care researchers with the knowledge, competencies, experience, and leadership to uncover new knowledge and drive effective translation of best evidence into practice across health promotion, disease and injury prevention, workforce innovation, health care transformation, and population health. Our program addresses the US Department of Health and Human Services clinical priority of “transforming the workforce – targeting the need,” through a curriculum, interprofessional collaboration, and career development activities that prepare fellows to address significant issues in primary care and launch their research careers.
The P-CART program is a federally funded Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (T32 grant) administered by the US Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). Participants are required to pursue their research training on a full-time basis. Trainees have the opportunity to engage in additional work unrelated to NRSA, such as clinical service, for up to 10 hours per week. Appointments are normally made in 12- month increments, and no trainee may be appointed for less than 9 months during the initial period of appointment. Fellows commit to complete at least 2 years of fellowship training. In addition to the NRSA stipend, additional financial support may be available for research courses, travel, and other trainee-related expenses.
The Center on Commercial Determinants of Health (CDoH) is pleased to work with an outstanding incoming P-CART postdoctoral trainee who is interested in commercial and economic determinants of health and issues of health equity as related to these determinants.
CDoH encompasses private sector activities that affect people’s health positively or negatively. Through a variety of actions such as lobbying, marketing and advertising, supply chains, labor conditions, product design and packaging, preference shaping, and influencing research evidence and societal engagements.
CDoH also impacts a wide range of health outcomes including primary risk factors of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), metabolic risk factors of NCDs, and NCDs such as cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases and injuries. CDoH affect everyone, but vulnerable populations (the young, elderly, disabled, ethnic minorities, and etc.) are especially at risk as they worsen pre-existing economic, social and racial inequalities.
We look forward to supporting a trainee who is interested in working on defining theoretical frameworks and conducting empirical research as it relates to CDoH and health equity, governance structures, and the data systems in the area of CDoH.