MPC Workshop

The MPC Workshop series provides a rich set of professional development opportunities for all members, but especially for students and trainees.   Students and trainees are often encouraged to present their research and expertise to showcase the important work being done at the MPC.  The flexible and casual setting of the MPC Workshop is designed to support all participants. Workshops are hybrid (with an in-person and Zoom option), and occur on Fridays from 12:15pm-1:15pm during the academic year. 

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The Zoom link for all workshops is: 

Fall 2022 Schedule


Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) Practice Session
Moderator: Tracy Kugler, Co-Director Population Studies Training Program |  There is no recording of this workshop


Tips and tricks for getting a faculty position part 1: How to strategically find and apply for jobs  |  Watch the Recording

The One-Stop Shop for Academic Jargon Definitions
Faculty Success Program: Achieve Academic Success and Better Work-Life Balance
Do Your Homework Blog Post

A panel of former MPC trainees: Chris Boyd Leon, Towson University, J’Mag Karbeah, Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity University of Minnesota, & Allan Tate, University of Georgia. Moderator: Claire Kamp Dush, University of Minnesota


Population Association of America (PAA) Abstract Workshop - Virtual ONLY
Submitting an abstract for PAA?  Get advice and help in this workshop event.  Bring your draft abstract! (No recording)


Data and Technical Services Open House -short formal presentation (Zoom available) followed by in person networking and lunch  |  See the Slides
Join Cathy Fitch to learn about Data and Technical services available to MPC and LCC members. Pizza and salad lunch provided and all MPC and LCC members welcome. Cathy will provide an overview of services with examples of how we've supported previous projects. ISRDI experts who provide services will be available to answer more in depth questions as well. The overview presentation and all-audience questions are available virtually (roughly 12:15 - 12:45). For the second half, we'll break for individual conversations.


Tips and tricks for publishing Part 1: Journal Picking and Choosing Watch the Recording 
Mark Lee & Bert Chantarat, Moderator: Jessie Himmelstern, University of Minnesota


Gerontological Society of America Practice Session - VIRTUAL ONLY
Moderator: Sarah Flood, University of Minnesota


Tips and tricks for getting a faculty position Part 2: Future career planning - Watch the Recording
Carrie Henning-Smith, Janna Johnson, & Rachel Widome, University of Minnesota. Moderator: Theresa Osypuk, University of Minnesota


Using Twitter to promote research - VIRTUAL ONLY
Stacy Nordstrom & Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, University of Minnesota. Moderator: Lindsey Fabian, University of Minnesota

DECEMBER 2 - Virtual Only

Tips and tricks for publishing Part 2: Responding to Reviewers
Audrey Dorélien, Assistant Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs & Jude P. Mikal, PhD, Research Scientist, Health Policy and Management

DECEMBER 9 -Virtual Only

Tips and tricks for getting a faculty position Part 3: Prepping for interview
Kazumi Tsuchiya, University of Toronto & Shekinah Fashaw-Walters, University of Minnesota. Moderator: Rob Warren, University of Minnesota


Past Workshops

To view past MPC Workshop (previously the Inequality & Methods Workshop) schedules, please use the links below:

Some select previous workshops have been recorded and can be found on the ISRDI YouTube channel.