Health Services Research in Mental Health and Aging Fellowship

We are proud to offer an NIMH-funded (T-32) two-year postdoctoral training program in geriatric mental health services research. We have joined this multi-site collaborative project among senior geriatric mental health services researchers located at U-M, Dartmouth College, Cornell University and the University of Washington. This opportunity is available to psychiatrists, psychologists, and social/behavioral scientists who are committed to becoming independently supported mental health services researchers.

This Services Research Training Cooperative (SRTC) is designed to train a total of 16 postdoctoral fellows over the five year funding period for academic careers in geriatric mental health services research. The program will recruit fellows (one per site per year for the first four years) with a completed doctoral degree in medicine, psychology, social work, sociology, epidemiology, public health, health economics, or a related-social science for a minimum of a two year fellowship.

The two-year training program for each fellow will include the following components

  • A mentored geriatric mental health services research training including the design and completion of a research project;
  • cross-site seminars, research presentations, and training curriculum made possible by an NIMH SBIR-funded project providing videoconferencing and internet-based communication and curriculum capability; and
  • formal coursework at each site including the opportunity for a master´s degree in public health or master´s of science in evaluative health sciences and health services research.

This fellowship program will strive to quickly and efficiently develop a new generation of early career investigators in the field of geriatric mental health services research, substantively adding to the capacity of a field that currently has few full-time researchers. This initiative responds to an urgent need for research aimed at informing the future systems of care that will be needed to address the mental health needs of a rapidly growing older population and the unique challenges related both to biological, psychological, and social changes associated with aging and to the societal approach to providing care for the aged.

For detailed information about the T32 Training Program funded by the National Institutes of Health, please see NRSA Research Training Grants - Frequently Asked Questions.

Applications will be accepted at any time for the fellowship which begins as early as July 1st of each year. To apply please email your CV and a brief statement describing why this program and a career in the field of geriatric mental health services research interests you.

For additional information please contact

Frederic C. Blow, Ph.D.
Director, Mental Health Services Outcomes & Translation Section
University of Michigan
North Campus Research Complex
2800 Plymouth Road, 016-229W
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tel: (734) 845-5046; Fax: (734) 222-7514


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