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BIRCH Researchers Interested in Quantitative Methods (BRIQ)

The UW BIRCH Methods Core meets monthly to discuss research methods for behavioral research around HIV and mental health. BIRCH Methods Core Director Dr. Flaherty launched the BIRCH Junior Investigator Group focused on Quantitative Methods (JIG-Quant) in 2021. We are please to announce our new and improved Methods monthly meeting group now called BIRCH Researchers Interested in Quantitative Methods (BRIQ). Following the structure of the CFAR Behavioral Science Core’s successful junior investigator group (see, we will focus on a variety of research methods topics to assist participants in securing funding, actively publishing, and otherwise advancing in their careers. While the BRIQ will continue to prioritize the needs of junior investigators, the monthly meetings will also include more mid-career and senior faculty

The group meets on the third Friday of each month from 11am – 12pm via zoom. BRIQ members are asked to commit to one year of attendance, presenting at least once, and supporting others who present their work. Meetings shall be informal and all levels of expertise are welcome. A willingness to discuss, question, and learn together will be expected. Work at any stage is welcome.

We take an anti-racist and decolonizing approach to research and in our practices. We hope to provide a supportive environment for BIPOC investigators and members of underrepresented groups.

One benefit of the group is building an interdisciplinary network of peers at the UW working in similar areas who are available for support and collaboration.

Interested investigators should send 1) a biosketch or CV, and 2) a brief statement about one’s research plans and methods interests to Brian Flaherty: