Training Program

The purpose of this mentored training program is to prepare a cadre of new and early stage investigators to conduct cancer disparities research in Hispanic communities, with a particular emphasis on building skills and capacity to conduct community-based participatory research (CBPR) focused on cancer prevention and control.  These efforts include major initiatives to partner with and incorporate CBPR principles and skills into training of junior scientists.  These efforts also represent a strong collaboration between The University of Texas School of Public Health and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center that takes advantage of the complementary strengths – faculty, educational resources, and infrastructure - of these sister institutions.  


To apply for the Latinos Contra el Cancer Training Program:

  1. View the Training Opportunities brochure.
  2. Complete a Trainee Application.
  3. Submit completed application and CV to


CBPR Training Opportunities and Resources



  • Community-Campus Partnerships for Health is hosting its 15th anniversary conference, April 18-21, 2012 in Houston. Check out the website for more information,


  • The Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) e-mail listserv was created through a partnership between Community-Campus Partnerships for Health and the Wellesley Institute to serve the growing network of people involved and interested in CBPR and other types of community-academic research partnerships. To subscribe, visit


Co-Investigators of the Training Program

Patricia Dolan Mullen, Dr.P.H. 
Professor, Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
University of Texas School of Public Health
713-500-9658 (Phone)

Louis D. Brown, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor, Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences
The University of Texas School of Public Health - El Paso
915-747-8506 (Phone)

Larkin Strong, Ph.D.
Instructor, Health Disparities Research
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Shine Chang, Ph.D.
Professor of Epidemiology
Director of Cancer Prevention Research Training Program
MD Anderson Cancer Center