Mentoring & Collaboration


The S-SPIRE Center sponsors professional development and educational programs among pre- and post-doctoral students, surgical residents, and junior faculty. Our broad education goal is to prepare students, residents, and junior faculty to conduct high impact health services and outcomes research, and to become part of the larger HSR community.  For example, the Professional Development Resident Bootcamp is a summer lunch seminar designed to optimize research productivity and to establish foundations for an academic career. In 2017-18, we held a writing workshop, a qualitative software training workshop, and most recently a Mixed Methods Research workshop.

Interactive Workshops

2018 S-SPIRE Mixed Methods Research Workshop

S-SPIRE NVivo Software Training

Department of Surgery Writing Workshop

PD Bootcamp for Residents

Webinars and Tutorials

  • Fundamentals of Qualitative Research Methods: What is Qualitative Research (MODULE 1)
  • Leslie Curry, PhD, MPH
    Senior Research Scientist, Yale School of Public Health
    Co-Director, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
    Yale School of Medicine


Health Services Research & Development
Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) Demonstration Labs

Beyond Open-Ended Questions: Purposeful Interview Guide Development to Elicit Rich, Trustworthy Data

by George Sayre, PsyD; Jessica Young, MPH, MSW