Training the next generation of health researchers

What is MYHealth?

In MYHealth, high school students from Southeast Michigan are trained to be researchers in adolescent health the same way as career researchers and scientists. MYHealth takes place 100% online so students can learn about research from anywhere! Online sessions are held in small groups and led by real-life health researchers from the University of Michigan and other universities around the country. Throughout online sessions students participate in discussions, games, and other interactive activities to master research skills.

High school students learn about research in three phases

1. Summer Launch

2. Impact Projects

3.Peer leaders

Get excited about research with a 10-day crash course in health research, methods, and ethics

Get trained as co-researchers during the academic school year in an adolescent health-focused research project.

Impact Projects alumni build skills in research, leadership, and mentorship by facilitating Impact Projects the next year.

All MYHealth students start with Summer Launch and are invited to continue in MYHealth as an Impact Projects student. After completing the first year of the program, students are invited back to mentor first-year students as Peer Leaders.

Being part of MYHealth also means being part of a research study where we are trying to understand the impact of our program on students’ feelings and beliefs about research.

Supporting MYHealth

MYHealth students are recruited from high schools and community partners located throughout Southeast Michigan. If you have students who may be interested in participating in MYHealth or learning more about research, please feel free to share our recruitment flyer.

If you would like to request printed flyers to be mailed to you so that they can be distributed, please complete our Community Partner Flyer Request Form.

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