Training Institute

Enhanced Interdisciplinary Research Training Institute

While drug abuse in the United States continues to have a disproportionate impact on ethnic minorities, particularly Hispanics, the number of researchers studying the problem remains relatively small. The Enhanced Interdisciplinary Research Training Institute (eIRTI) works alongside the NHSN to promote the career development of pre-doctoral, post-doctoral and early career scientists interested in conducting research on drug abuse among Hispanics. It is the eIRTI’s mission to provide training and education to researchers, preparing them to confront the health disparities and drug abuse concerns surrounding Hispanic populations.  Click here to learn more.

IRTI provides three core activities to research fellows:

  • Training
  • Mentoring
  • Networking
The institute is supported by grant R25DA050687 from the National Institute of Health. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the National Hispanic Science Network, and the University of Southern California.

Contact info:

Erika Smith, MBA, MPH
IRTI Program Manager