The fellowship prioritizes rigorous training in research methods and focuses on conducting work that is theoretically-driven and clinically-relevant. The overarching focus of Dr. Kratz’s research is on symptoms and symptom management; specifically, on the intersection of chronic pain, fatigue, and cognitive dysfunction. See Dr. Kratz's lab website for more details.
Opportunities for specific training in the following areas are available:
- Ambulatory assessment techniques (e.g. ecological momentary assessment, actigraphy, ambulatory cognitive testing)
- Physical activity (as it relates to symptoms and functioning)
- Sleep (as it relates to symptoms and functioning)
- Qualitative research methods
- Intervention development and clinical trials
- Measurement development