​Consultations are available for ACCORDS-affiliated faculty and staff such as School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital, and CCTSI-affiliated faculty, trainees and staff. Consultations are individual or group meetings with a D&I team member to discuss D&I methods and their application to a study. Consultations may include general discussions, education or other assistance.​

What to Expect

Consultations are one to two meetings with a D&I team member to receive advice, feedback, and provision of and connection with D&I resources and references, and linkage to other SOM or content expertise if relevant. Collaboration on grant proposals as a co-investigator may result from a small number of selected projects, based on the time, content area and resources of the D&I member. We do not have the time, resources or staff to be a key part of many proposals or projects requiring ongoing substantial involvement. Some K awards mentorship may be possible.

We are also experimenting with a group consultation format once a month to provide feedback from our entire D & I team and selected others multiple members. This will involve a presentation to the D&I group – currently between 2:30-4:00 PM on Tuesdays. This group consult is reserved for a small number of complex projects requiring crosscutting expertise and requires considerable preparation for the meeting on the requesters part.​

Consultation Request Process

If you know the D&I team member you wish to contact, please still complete the consultation request form online (link below), but feel free to contact that D&I team member directly. Content area, D&I issue or questions and expertise of one of the above is the clearly best fit, directly contact that D&I member. If you are unclear or your request cuts across multiple D & I areas, please contact Jodi Holtrop, who will be is the primary consultation contact person and she will triage consultation requests to the most appropriate D&I team member.​

Preparation for the Consultation

Your consultation experience will be more efficient and productive if you think about and come prepared to share the following with the D&I team member:

  • your specific question(s) and request,
  • how this D&I issue fits into your overall research proposal or work,
  • extent to which your program or question is ‘ready for dissemination’, and
  • how you anticipate evaluating D&I issues.

To aid in this process, we ask that you please complete this Consultation Request Form. This form takes less than 5 minutes to complete and is confidential. Your completed form will go to Jodi Holtrop, who will contact you within 1 week of submission to coordinate a consultation meeting.


Please contact Jodi Holtrop at​