Join Us

Interested in working or learning in the R.E.N.E.W. Lab?

Dr. Blackman Carr may have opportunities for research and education at various levels. Please check back often to see updates in opportunities.

Students working on computer

Graduate Degree and Training: Apply today for Fall 2024 admission!

Dr. Blackman Carr is accepting applications for PhD training to begin in Fall 2024 (master’s degree applicants also welcome). Ideal candidates have an interest in health behavior, nutrition, obesity (or related diseases like diabetes or hypertension), physical activity, interventions, and health equity. If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Blackman Carr’s work, please review the select publications on this website and follow-up via email to discuss your interest. Additionally, please visit the website of the Department of Nutritional Sciences to learn more about applying to graduate programs. Reach Dr. Blackman Carr at

Undergraduate Independent Research Opportunities

Dr. Blackman Carr, lead of the R.E.N.E.W. Lab, welcomes undergraduate students enrolled at UConn who are interested in gaining research experience in obesity and intervention research. This may include a focus on nutrition, public health, physical activity and racial/ethnic health disparities. The ideal student is responsible, motivated, and independent. Interested students should contact Dr. Blackman Carr directly via email to express interest.

Undergraduate Work Study Opportunities

Students with work study are encouraged to join Dr. Blackman Carr to gain experience in research. Interested students should look into the UConn Work Study Research Assistant Program through the Office of Undergraduate Research. If opportunities are available, Dr. Blackman Carr will post them there.

Postdoctoral Training in Black Women's Health: Hiring!

I am seeking a postdoctoral research associate alongside Drs. Jolaade kalinowski and Kristen Cooksey-Stowers and the Institute for Collaboration on Health Intervention and Policy (InCHIP) at the University of Connecticut. The candidate will assist in a number of ongoing internally and externally funded research projects concerning Health Equity for Black women. The successful candidate will be a member of the research team and is expected to take a collaborative and leadership role in study implementation, data analysis, presentations, publication, grant writing, and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. Opportunities for advancing teaching skills will also be available. Further information on the research group can be found here: Dr. Blackman Carr (R.E.N.E.W. Lab), Dr. Cooksey Stowers (Allied Health, Rudd Center), Dr. Kalinowski (Human Development and Family Sciences). Application closed.