Summer Research Enhancement Program (SREP)

SREP 2021 will be held online this summer through Zoom.

Students will be placed with practicums that will also be accessible online.

Dates: May 24, 2021 – July 30, 2021
Application Deadline: Friday, March 19, 2021

2021 Online Forms:

2021 Online Application Form

2021 Online Recommendation Form

Download information:

2021 Brochure

2021 Program Outline

2021 SREP flyer

2021 PDF Application and Recommendation Form pdf fillable:

2021 Application Form pdf fillable

2021 Recommendation Form pdf fillable

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Surrounded by student interns in the Diné College Summer Research Enhancement Program (SREP), Dr. Mark Bauer has for more than 15 years, Diné College has offered the program which utilizes a classroom and experiential learning curriculum designed to introduce predominantly Navajo undergraduate students and paraprofessionals to health research and promotion.

A unique training program for students interested in public health prevention research in Native communities

Funded by:

  • Navajo NARCH Partnership, NIH-funded Native American Research Center for Health (Diné College & Northern Arizona University NIH Grant Number S06GM123550)
  • Colorado Clinical & Translational Science Institute at the University of Colorado, Denver

March 19th, 2021 Summer Research Enhancement Program Application Deadline

Space is limited-Apply early. Program is closed when all positions are filled.

Diné College has developed a model program for training students in public health prevention research. Diné College believes that Native American students are more likely to develop an interest in prevention research if those interests are nurtured in a culturally supportive atmosphere.

The intent of the research training program is twofold:

  • To provide health-related research training and research experiences to Native American students, and
  • To provide students with a firm grasp of the health and living concepts embedded in traditional Native American life, how they relate to those taught in western academia

2015 Summer Research Enhancement Program Students, Staff and Faculty

If you are an American Indian College Student and have an interest in public health and health research among Native Americans, this opportunity may be for you.

The research program is conducted in a culturally supportive atmosphere where each student is encouraged to adopt a strong multi-cultural approach to public health and health research.

This 10-week program will help students to develop skills and interests in prevention research and participate first hand in community based, on-going research projects at Diné College and at other institutions on the Navajo Nation and in other Native communities.


Mark C. Bauer, PhD
(505) 368-3589

Carmella B. Kahn, DrPH, MPH
(505) 368-3583


Mentor’s Video Modules

SREP Mentor Module Guide

Each module PowerPoint file accompanies a module video file that you can view on the SREP Mentor Module Website: (

  1. Please open the “Link” to the module PowerPoint file. You will open the link through “Dropbox.” Please click “Download” on the top right corner and choose “Direct Download” to download the module PowerPoint file. You will have to download the file in order to listen to the audio narration.
  2. Depending on your internet speed, the download may take a few secondsor a few minutes to download
  3. In PowerPoint, play the slideshow. Click on the audio icon on each slide to listen to the slide narration.

Audio icon

  1. The module PowerPoint slides will indicate when to listen to each video segment. Please click on the module video file (will stream through vimeo) on the main SREP website that accompanies each PowerPoint.
  2. Please pause the video after viewing the indicated segment listed on the PowerPoint slide until the video viewing is completed.