The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in partnership with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Duke University Medical Center, offers postdoctoral training opportunities for qualified candidates. Other collaborating units at UNC-CH include the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine and the Department of Health Policy and Administration in the School of Public Health. The program is supported by a National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Training Grant from the National Institute of Mental Health of the U.S. Public Health Service, under the authority of Section 487 of the Public Health Service Act as amended (42 USC 289 1-1).
The Program is intended to expand the pool of investigators capable of undertaking policy-relevant mental health and substance abuse services and systems research. It will assist persons with a doctoral degree in sociology, psychology, anthropology, social work, psychiatry, public health or related fields to gain experience in applying research methods to the systematic analysis and evaluation of mental health, substance abuse services, and their associated public policy issues. The emphases of the training program are the organization, financing, utilization, quality, and evaluation of care services; public policies for ensuring access to such services; and the social epidemiology of mental and substance abuse disorders. The Program is committed to multidisciplinary training, a public sector orientation, and a special focus on persons with a severe and persistent mental illness and substance abuse disorders.
Applicants for fellowship support must be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States at the time of award. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, subject to award availability. Applicants are encouraged to schedule a visit at their own expense to UNC and Duke for interviews. Postdoctoral fellowships are awarded for a 12-month period usually beginning in June, July, or August. Fellowships are renewable for a second 12-month period as long as the fellow continues to meet program requirements.
The official announcement and description of this opportunity may be found on the funding agency’s website:
Cecil G. Sheps Ctr for Health Services Research — Postdoctoral Fellowships in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Systems and Services Research
via Funding Opportunities – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Cecil G. Sheps Ctr for Health Services Research — Postdoctoral Fellowships in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Systems and Services Research.