Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

Stanford, California (US)
Salary dependent on experience, minimum is $53,406
October 05 2017
Postdoctoral fellowship for 2018-19
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

in Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

The Stanford Prevention Research Center, an interdisciplinary research program on the prevention of chronic disease, is seeking MD and PhD applicants for postdoctoral research fellowships for the academic year 2018-2019. Fellows gain direct research experience in cardiovascular disease prevention, community and health psychology, behavioral medicine, intervention methods, clinical epidemiology, research design, and biostatistics. If selected, you will have the option of completing a concurrent master’s degree program in clinical research methods and epidemiology, primarily for MDs.

We particularly encourage applicants with interests in the following (covering multiple dimensions of prevention research):

  • Assessing the built environment's impact using health technology
  • Child and adolescent health promotion (behavioral approaches to obesity prevention and treatment, tobacco use control and prevention)
  • Chronic disease risk factors in the community and clinical settings
  • The effect of aging and other factors on bone health, fitness, and physical function
  • Environmental and neighborhood influences on health (physical, social, cultural environments)
  • Genetics of prevention (cardiovascular and cancer genetic epidemiology, Omics technologies in prevention and personal genomics)
  • Building the scientific evidence base about wellbeing by conducting observational, intervention and biomarker research studies to inform best practices for building and sustaining wellbeing among all segments of populations.
  • Health inequalities and promoting health equity
  • Gender-based violence prevention
  • Health behavior change (nutrition, physical activity, sedentary behavior, sleep quality, and e‑cigarette and tobacco use prevention and treatment)
  • Healthy aging
  • Obesity prevention and control
  • Policy research related to public health
  • Research methodology (community interventions, community-based participatory research, meta-analysis and bias in research, RCT methods, causal inference, mathematical modeling, and econometrics)
  • Technologies for intervention and assessment of health behaviors and conditions (ambulatory monitoring, ecological momentary assessment, mHealth, social media, and telemedicine)
  • Women’s health and gender science
  • Global health issues, especially in chronic disease prevention
  • Citizen science for health promotion and disease prevention
  • Strategies to improve clinical delivery of prevention and chronic disease management

Stanford University is committed to increasing representation of women and minorities in its fellowship programs and particularly encourages applications from such candidates.  Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for this fellowship. Appointments are for 2 years.  The application deadline is November 15, 2017.