Cornell Translational Research Summer Institute

Our CTRSI offers intensive training, discussion and reflection on conducting research in real-world settings. Join us to learn how to conduct research through community partnerships that will inform real-world practices and decisions.

The June 2020 Institute has been canceled. Our next Institute will take place in June 2021. To receive information on the 2021 Institute or if you have questions, please contact Julia Chapman at


June 2021


Cornell University campus, Ithaca, NY

What is it?

The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research is offering its 3rd annual Cornell Translational Research Summer Institute (CTRSI). Over several decades, the Bronfenbrenner Center has developed extensive expertise in conducting research in real-world settings and translating empirical findings into practice. Over the course of 2.5 days, the 2020 CTRSI will provide intensive training, discussion, and reflection on overcoming typical challenges in conducting research in real-world settings like service agencies, health care institutions, community organizations and in other non-academic settings.

Each session of CTRSI 2020 will cover core principles and practices as well as solutions to key challenges researchers face in doing translational research. Using a workshop format, sessions will be tailored to address specific participant cases and challenges, while also providing general tips, tools and techniques. By keeping enrollment limited, we will offer personalized feedback and address issues and challenges participants bring from their own work.

Who is it for?

Ideal for early-career researchers (including advanced graduate students and post-docs) interested in conducting research in real-world settings and for established investigators who wish to develop expertise in conducting research with communities, agencies and organizations.


Contact Julia Chapman at


For an example of past agendas, look through the 2019 CTRSI agenda.