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Postdoctoral Position in Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias and Health Care

Job Description

Applications are welcomed for a NIH-funded postdoctoral position, available immediately. The postdoc will commit to at least 2 years of work under the direction of Dr. Xi Chen in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Yale School of Public Health. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead projects that deepen our understanding and help address racial and ethnic disparities in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) and ADRD-attributable health care. The investigations will take a life course approach and deploy causal inference, machine learning, and other epidemiological methods to nationally representative longitudinal surveys and administrative data. This project is an integral element of a joint research program of investigators at Yale School of Public Health, Yale Program on Aging / Pepper Center, Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Tobin Center for Economic Policy, and Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies. Our team of investigators includes health economists, biostatisticians, geriatricians, health services researchers, and chronic disease epidemiologists.

The successful applicant will be expected to participate as lead author in high impact publications arising from this work and to communicate findings at major national and international academic events. Strong emphasis will be placed on career development, communication skills, grantsmanship, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. Ample training opportunities are available across the Yale campus.

For more information about Professor Xi Chen and his research, visit

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Doctoral degree in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, demography, economics, health policy, health care management, computer science, or related quantitative disciplines.
  • Previous experience using Medicare claims data is highly desirable.
  • While not essential, previous experience using survey data linked to Medicare claims, such as National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS)-Medicare linked data and Health and Retirement Study (HRS)-Medicare linked data, is ideal.
  • Strong background in statistical modeling and programming skills.

Benefit and Compensation Information:

We offer a competitive salary. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should apply online through Interfolio.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV and contact information for 3 professional references.
For additional information, please contact Professor Xi Chen

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.