Clinical & Health Research Recruitment Program

The MICHR Recruitment Program provides expertise, tools, and resources to facilitate participant recruitment in clinical and health research studies. We are committed to connecting research faculty, staff, community partners, and interested research participants to ensure successful research outcomes. Our aim is to assist study teams to be proactive and "think upstream" about their recruitment and retention needs, and to educate the community on research opportunities at the University of Michigan.

Resources & Services - An innovative tool that connects research study teams to interested study participants. Study teams may query the database to specific inclusion/exclusion criteria based on participants’ profile responses. Potential participants may review active study postings to assess their level of interest.

To see our Self-help Modules for Study Teams go HERE.


Recruitment and Retention Consultation - Study teams may request a consultation, ideally     at     the time of proposal development, to discuss diverse recruitment and retention strategies, estimated timelines and budgets, and letters of support for grant applications.

Communication, Outreach, and Community Engagement - Program staff work in collaboration with the community to facilitate participation of underrepresented populations in research, reduce potential barriers to participation, increase public trust, and ensure that research opportunities are accessible to all interested individuals. Please contact us at 877.536.4243 for additional information on community outreach events.

Recruitment Education and Training Opportunities - Study teams are encouraged to attend MICHR education and training opportunities to learn more about study participant recruitment strategies.

Recruitment Toolkit – Study teams may find this toolkit informative to develop recruitment materials, track enrollment and retention, and disseminate study results to participants.



Larry An, MD, Faculty Director - Dr. An is also the director of the U-M Center for Health Communications Research (CHCR), a NCI-designated Center of Excellence in Cancer Communications Research

Lisa Connally, CCRP, Recruitment Program Lead -  734.998.7810

Anita J. Johnson, MS, Outreach Coordinator - 877.536.4243



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