Mentoring is central to the learning experience of NYU Silver PhD students and is in many ways the heart of the PhD program. Silver School faculty bring a wealth of experience and opportunities to their mentor-mentee relationships. They are renowned for their expertise in a range of research areas—including health and mental health services research and poverty studies—with a strong portfolio of grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, other federal funders, and major foundations. Through these funded projects, they provide students with advanced training opportunities and help them develop co-authored scholarly publications and co-presentations at national scientific conferences. They also collaborate on other focused learning partnerships, such as those offered through the PhD Program Research Lecture Series.
Silver School doctoral students engage in cutting-edge research training with faculty at our nationally and globally recognized research centers.
“Dr. Gwadz has been an incredible mentor.
I am lucky to have found not only an experienced and successful mentor whose research interests directly align with my own, but also a mentor who supports and encourages me each step of the way in my PhD journey.”
Sabrina Cluesman, PhD candidate, recipient of NIDA Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F31)
“Dr. Xu truly cares about how I grow as a doctoral student.
The experiences working with her shapes how I think as a researcher. Dr. Xu provides me the opportunities to work as a research assistant to develop qualitative and quantitative research skills, and encourages me to take leads on manuscript development. She also introduces me to spatial analysis to integrate spatial context when examining the mental health disparities of older Chinese immigrants.”
Yuanyuan Hu, PhD candidate, recipient of the C.V. Starr Fund for Asian/Pacific/American Research
“My coursework was interesting and the conferences I attended were stimulating, but the training I received from my mentors was really what shaped me the most as a student, scholar, and methodologist.”
Cliff Whetung, PhD candidate, recipient of the NIH Grant to Study Cognitive Inequities in Indigenous Older Adults
“Mentorship. Mentorship. Mentorship.
It’s thrilling to work with, and help promote, diverse voices in the scientific community to achieve an equitable and compassionate society for all.”
Dr. Ernest Gonzales, Associate Professor and Director of the Center on Health and Aging Innovation