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Postdoctoral Fellowship on Methods for Implementation Science in the Prevention, Screening and Treatment of Heart, Lung, and Blood Health Disorders

Application Deadline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and reviews will begin on November 15, 2022.

Fellowship Overview

The Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science in the Yale School of Public Health and the Yale School of Medicine are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on Methods for Implementation Science in Heart, Lung, and Blood Health Promotion to contribute to research advancing the use and development of methods in implementation science research. Expertise in implementation science theories, models and frameworks, and/or interest in gaining expertise in these and their application to implementation science are important aspects of this Fellowship. Current projects that may be of interest to applicants include (but are not limited to) implementation science research on integration of hypertension screening and treatment into HIV clinics in Sub-Saharan Africa; reduction of cardiometabolic risk through improvements in the workplace food and physical activity environment in India, Nepal and South Africa; developing rapid approaches for research in global multilingual settings, a systematic review identifying trends and gaps in methods use in implementation research, and developing approaches to complement digital health technology implementation. The Fellow will have the opportunity to obtain a Masters in Health Science focused on implementation science through the Yale Medical School, supported by this training grant.

The fellow will be funded using an established T32 mechanism, “Training in implementation Science Research and Methods.” This grant is headed by Donna Spiegelman, ScD, Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health and Director, Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science, (contact MPI) and Eric Velazquez, MD, Robert W. Berliner Professor of Medicine and Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

Co-PI. Currently there are 6 trainees in this cohort: 3 PhD trainees in a unique Implementation Science Pathway in Biostatistics, and 3 postdoctoral trainees. Research topics of current trainees include maternal care and childhood pneumonia, the intersection between interventional cardiology, outcomes, and implementation science, and mixed-methods for cervical cancer early detection and treatment and qualitative implementation methods support for a hybrid Type 3 study of the impact of workplace hygiene measures for reducing COVID risk and risk of acquiring other infectious diseases.

We invite scholars from diverse backgrounds to apply for this Fellowship. The Fellow should be prepared to address critical gaps in knowledge by

  1. conducting research to inform the development, implementation, and evaluation of methods in intervention-based or implementation research focused on the prevention, screening and treatment of heart, lung and blood disorders,
  2. innovating new and improved methodological approaches, and
  3. provide technical assistance and training to other scholars, students, and communities in the use of implementation science approaches to research. The primary goal of the Fellowship is to support the further career development of Scholars with the potential to become innovative research leaders working to enhance implementation science methods and their practice to improve heart, lung and blood health. We seek scholars who can publish at the highest level, reach the widest audience, and impact both their substantive topical field, and the methodological field. The postdoctoral fellow will receive mentorship and support from CMIPS, Yale School of Public Health and Yale Medical School leadership and staff and closely collaborate on projects.


Required qualifications include a MD, or a Ph.D. in public health or a related field. Candidates should demonstrate research skills, experience in data analysis, excellence in scientific written and oral communication skills, experience or training in methods, and a strong commitment and passion to advance methods innovation, appreciation for the importance of racial/ethnic diversity in science, and the desire and ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team. Applicants must be US citizens or non-citizen nationals, or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. Additional details on citizenship requirements are available in the HHS Grants Policy Statement.

The position will be at least 1 year, renewed annually, for at least two years, as interest and funding permit. The position will begin as early as February 2023 but is flexible depending on the candidate’s timeline.

To apply, please provide a cover letter outlining qualifications specific to this description, a paragraph outlining two potential ideas for methods innovation in health intervention research, your academic CV, and the names and emails of three individuals who could serve as references via the application portal. This is a 100% FTE position using the standard NIH postdoctoral position salary range.

Any questions related to the position can be directed to our Program Coordinator, Ericka Saracho.

Apply here.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.