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.


June 10-12, 2020


Cornell University campus, Ithaca, NY


Faculty and Professionals: $450
Graduate Students: $375

Limited number of partial scholarships available for graduate students
Cost covers tuition, breakfast, lunch, snacks and materials

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.

How do I register?

Register here.

If you have questions about registration or payment, email Julia Chapman at


Contact Janis Whitlock at or 607-254-2894.


For an example of past agendas, look through the 2019 CTRSI agenda. We intend to focus our 2020 agenda more on working with policy and policymakers, as well as how to use big data in the translational research setting.

Check back here later for more details on our 2020 agenda as they become available!