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Postdoctoral Training and Opportunities

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Postdoctoral associates and fellows are an essential part of scientific advancement and research. The Yale School of Public Health has an abundance of postdoctoral positions at any given time in multiple disciplines.

Following are some of our ongoing opportunities for early career researchers.

T32 Fellowships for Pre- and Postdoctoral Study

YSPH has several ongoing postdoctoral fellowship programs focused on training the next generation of researchers. For other grant-funded postdoctoral positions, please visit our Careers page.

  • Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) - NIMH Interdisciplinary HIV Prevention Training Program
    Nearly 5000 new HIV infection occur per day, and the epidemic negatively impacting the most vulnerable populations resulting in health inequities, there remains a critical need to train investigators who are prepared to conduct primary and secondary prevention research in HIV. This training Program provides the strongest foundation of knowledge, skills, professional networking and experience to young investigators at the pre- and post-doctoral levels, who can establish and sustain careers as scientific investigators, contributing to advances in HIV prevention, specifically, and public health, in general.

  • Health Policy and Management - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Training Program in Health Services Research
    This training program is designed to develop a cohort of young scholars capable of identifying timely research problems, creatively conceptualizing responses, applying cutting-edge research techniques and effectively guiding the translation of findings into policy and practice. Our trainees are prepared to tackle the complex ways in which contemporary health and health care problems transcend disciplinary boundaries. Their published work, both during and after completing the program, has had a demonstrable impact of health care, policy, and practice.

  • Translational Alcohol Research Program (TARP)
    Alcohol use disorders (AUD) and alcohol-related liver disease (ALD) are major public health problems with substantial and yet rising levels of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The goal of the Translational Alcohol Research Program (TARP) is to facilitate the ability of emerging post-doctoral researchers to bridge the gap in the application of knowledge gained from basic to clinical and social behavioral science research in AUD and ALD. The TARP is designed to improve clinical treatment of AUD and ALD by increasing the availability of appropriately-trained young scientists who are conversant in basic and clinical sciences and able to comfortably traverse the translational gap between these sciences.

  • The Yale Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program
    The Yale Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Training Program aims to educate, train and mentor pre- and post-doctoral fellows in five thematic areas critical to CPC: cancer etiology, cancer outcomes, lifestyle behavioral interventions, implementation science and community-engaged research. These five areas are critical domains in the spectrum of CPC research, they leverage strengths of our faculty, and they will ensure that T32 trainees with diverse interests will achieve pivotal growth through the program and become leaders in novel, impactful CPC research.

  • Training in Implementation Science Research and Methods
    Project Narrative Implementation science is the field that studies how to move evidence-based treatments, therapies and techniques into clinics and hospitals quickly so that patients can benefit from them. Currently, there are not enough scientists in the field and it takes approximately 17 years for new treatments to be adopted by the medical community. This program will train new scientists in implementation science so we can take better care of people with heart, lung, blood, or sleep disorders
Post-doctoral researchers awarded three-year fellowships will have access to Yale’s world class faculty, cutting edge research programs, various biomedical data repositories and robust computational resources.
First Collaborative Course on Ecological and Social Determinants of Health sponsored by Berkeley, Fiocruz and Yale

Global Health Equity Scholars Program

The Global Health Equity Scholars Program supports one-year research training of post and predoctoral fellows at 31 partnering international institutions. The goal of the program is to generate a new and young cadre of global health researchers, educators and professionals from diverse disciplines to address health needs and promote social equity. A major focus of the program is the health challenges which have emerged due to the rapid growth of slum settlements in both urban and rural settings of low and middle-income countries.

REIDS addresses barriers experienced by under-represented early-career scholars through training in HIV community-based implementation science

An annual, in person 5-day transdisciplinary training course in energy balance and cancer research for early career investigators (i.e., junior faculty and postdocs).

NIH's John Fogarty International Center sponsors research training grants that provide funding to train researchers, building sustainable expertise in low-and middle-income countries. Over the life of these grants, over 200 public health professionals and researchers have received mentorship and training from Yale’s world class faculty.