Clinical and Translational Research Graduate Certificate

Prepare for the complexities of clinical and translational research through didactic instruction and mentored collaborative research experiences.

Relevant Coursework for Becoming a Highly Qualified Clinical Researcher

Clinical and translational research is fundamental for prevention, treatment, diagnosis and relief of symptoms of disease in human populations.

This certificate, offered by the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, educates interprofessional scholars using collaborative methods and techniques focused on clinical and translational research. You will gain the tools necessary to become an independent clinical researcher who can contribute to the advancement of biomedical science and the improvement of health care.

Prospective Students

This course is open to practicing health care professionals with a graduate degree. 


Fall - online | Fall & Spring - in-person (Tucson)
This is an introduction course on basic concepts, principles and methods of epidemiology and how these concepts and methods are applicable in epidemiologic and clinical and translational research.

Fall - in-person (Tucson) | Spring - online
This course introduces biostatistical methods and applications, and will cover descriptive statistics, probability theory, and a wide variety of inferential statistical techniques that can be used to make practical conclusions about empirical data. Students will also be learning to use a statistical software package (STATA).

Fall - online & in-person (Tucson)
A seminar course consists of presentations & discussions given by diverse speakers on clinical and translational research that may not be available through other courses. Presentation topics may cover research methodologies, research ethics, health disparity, aging, pediatric health, mentoring, and practical issues of a research career such as finding funding, consulting, career development, and issues in study management. This is also the forum in which graduate students from the field related to clinical and translational research may present their research design and finding.

Along with the three required courses (7 units), students will have to select additional electives to reach the certificate requirement of 13 units. View a list of pre-approved electives for this certificate

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Program Admissions Criteria




Elizabeth Hall-Lipsy, JD, MPH
Program Manager, Health Disparities and Outreach
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