CHRS is a thriving community of scholars from across the social science disciplines, including AU faculty and students, and faculty and students from other DC universities. CHRS convenes in a weekly seminar that provides opportunities for affiliated faculty to present and discuss their research and brings prominent local and national health researchers to AU as invited speakers to discuss critical issues and debates in the application of the social sciences to health. Its work-in-progress seminars serve as a forum to discuss and receive critical (but constructive) feedback on ongoing and planned research. Methodological Overview seminars provide general overviews of different methodological approaches to data collection and analysis and discuss possibilities for applying these in the study of health.
Consultations and Peer Review
The CHRS community is a resource for peer review and individual consultations related to grant proposals and manuscripts on topics in the social sciences and health.
For information on CHRS co-sponsorship of events/activities, contact: CHRS@american.edu.
CHRS provides software for conducting qualitative, quantitative, spatial and social network analysis: NVivo10, SPSS19, SAS, StataMP, Mplus, ArcGIS and UCINET.
CHRS provides office space, computers, printers and use of a conference room for visiting researchers as well as graduate and undergraduate Research Assistants and interns.
CHRS supports graduate and undergraduate Research Assistants and interns who assist CHRS-affiliated faculty in conducting their research.
Annotated bibliographies and literature reviews on relevant topics are available to CHRS affiliates.
CHRS has relevant resources (e.g. sample organizational resource page, bio-sketches, budget format) necessary for grant preparation that are made available to affiliates upon request.