NIH T32 Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Center for Adherence and Self-Management
The Center for Adherence and Self-Management has two open research fellowship positions funded by a NIH-NICHD T32 training grant in treatment adherence research and involves all center faculty. This position affords extensive opportunities in multidisciplinary research with faculty in clinical psychology, pediatrics, and biostatistics. Program fellows have opportunities to conduct research in the following areas: measurement of adherence to treatment including electronic monitoring, behavioral and pharmacological approaches, statistical methods, including predictive models of influence on adherence to treatment, studies of the relationship of adherence to clinical outcomes and clinical trials to promote treatment adherence and health outcomes for a range of chronic conditions. For information about these fellowship opportunities, please contact program director Kevin Hommel, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Patient and Family Wellness Center in the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute
The Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology has partnered with the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute to offer one 2-year behavioral medicine research fellowship focused in the fields of hematology, oncology and hematopoietic stem cell transplant. This position provides a tailored experience that affords extensive training opportunities in independent project development, manuscript and grant preparation, manuscript and grant review, statistical methods, measurement and intervention methodology, and mentoring and supervision of psychology and medical trainees. Multidisciplinary research in the following areas: measurement, treatment adherence, survivorship, statistical methods, behavioral economics, health care disparities, implementation science, and clinical trials. For more information, visit the Patient and Family Wellness Center. For more information about the position, contact Dr. Pai, email@example.com.
T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Center for Child Behavior and Nutrition Research and Training
Funded by a NIH-NIDDK T32 training grant (T32DK063929; Co-PIs: Meg H. Zeller, Ph.D. & Scott W. Powers, Ph.D. ABPP), the Center for Child Behavior and Nutrition Research and Training trains promising clinical researchers in the fields of behavioral medicine, pediatrics, and nutrition science to establish research skills necessary for designing and conducting innovative, programmatic clinical research that will ultimately lead to better nutrition-related health care for youth across the pediatric age range. Fellows in this program engage in specialized research training in targeting the improvement of outcomes for youth with chronic medical conditions for which nutrition management and/or dietary change are key components of care. Through mentored experiences with NIH-funded faculty, the fellow will gain research training in study design and execution (randomized clinical trials, observational longitudinal outcome studies), manuscript writing, and grant preparation. Additional mentorship is provided through team collaborations with affiliated T32 faculty in pediatric endocrinology, gastroenterology, surgery, pulmonary medicine, allergy and immunology, neurology, as well as nutrition and basic science.
For the upcoming cycle, applicants with specific interests in obesity prevention in children 0 to 24 months, nutrition in cystic fibrosis (firstname.lastname@example.org), family-based obesity interventions for school-age children, co-occurrence of health risk behaviors (obesity, substance use, sexual risk behaviors), adolescent and young adult severe obesity, and bariatric surgery (email@example.com), pediatric migraine, and adherence to nutrition treatment in young children with chronic illness (firstname.lastname@example.org) are encouraged to apply. These are 2-year positions (required). Stipends will be at the current NIH levels for each year of training. The T32 also includes funds for research-related expenses, tuition, and travel to professional meetings.
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Pain Psychology
The Pediatric Pain Psychology Research Program has one open position for a one-year fellowship. The fellow will primarily work with a large interdisciplinary team on a multi-site NIH funded study on cognitive behavioral and exercise-based treatment of adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia (the FIT Teens trial). The pain fellow will assist with the implementation of this clinical trial as well as other studies on biopsychosocial mechanisms and treatment of pediatric chronic pain and rheumatic diseases. The fellow will have opportunities to participate in study coordination, manuscript and grant preparation, and to be involved in multiple ongoing collaborative related research projects in pediatric chronic pain with neuroscientists, pain medicine, rheumatology, sports medicine/and injury prevention researchers. Projects may include validation of pediatric pain assessment instruments, clinical trials, assessment of physical activity, biomechanics and quantitative sensory testing/functional neuroimaging of pain. Additional Clinical training opportunities are available within the interdisciplinary Pain Service. For information, please contact program director Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, PhD, email@example.com.
Postdoctoral Adherence Fellowship in Diabetes and Epilepsy
We have one full-time Postdoctoral Fellowship position in Adherence. This research fellowship is funded by two multisite NIH grants focused on interventions to improve adherence in children and adolescents with chronic conditions. The fellow would work on two different clinical trials: 1) mHealth trial focused on caregivers of youth with epilepsy and 2) a web-based intervention to improve adherence barriers in adolescents with diabetes. The fellow will provide manual-based clinical interventions for both trials using mHealth and videoconferencing, be involved in manuscript writing and presentations, and learn about various aspects of clinical trial design and execution (e.g., regulatory, multisite collaboration, mHealth). Additional research and clinical opportunities are also available depending on interests. For information, please contact program director Avani Modi, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sickle Cell Disease Psychosocial Research
The Sickle Cell Disease Psychosocial Research Program within the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology does not have an open position for the current recruitment cycle, please check back next year. Past fellowships were as follows: one- or two-year mentored experiences, the fellow will serve in a leadership role and work on multiple federally-funded studies of sickle cell disease and patient/family engagement, including intervention studies focusing on promoting self-management/adherence and transition readiness in adolescents and young adults, collaborating with stakeholders to improve care and outcomes, and shared-decision making. Additional training opportunities are available in quality improvement, qualitative methods, and participatory research methods with other chronic disease populations. The fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in clinical training opportunities offered by the division. For information, please contact program director Lori E. Crosby, PsyD, email@example.com.
T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Headache Medicine
We offer a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Headache Medicine. The focus of this two-year position will be on training in clinical research and provision of evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy for pediatric migraine as part of NIH R-level projects led by Scott W. Powers, PhD, ABPP. This position is supported by an NIH T32 training grant (T32DK063929; Co-PIs: Scott W. Powers, Ph.D. ABPP; Meg H. Zeller, Ph.D.). One major investigation is examining the brain and pain modulation mechanisms of preventive therapies for migraine. Functional MRI and quantitative sensory testing are being used in the “How and Why Youth with Migraine Get Better Study” to discover the brain and pain modulation mechanisms involved in improvements in headache days and disability that result from CBT, medication, and placebo pill. As such, this position will include learnings in neuroscience, pain medicine, headache medicine, and mind and body treatments for pediatric pain. Another study is focused on development and testing of an mHealth web-based portal to enhance adherence and teach self-management skills (such as relaxation) to children and adolescents with migraine. Experience with translation of effective face-to-face behavioral care into more accessible formats for youth and families, clinical trials, and adaptive intervention designs such as SMART and MOST approaches will be obtained as part of this fellowship. The fellow will be actively involved in preparing research manuscripts, analyzing data from a number of completed NIH funded projects, collaborating in the writing of new grant proposals, and working with the research team on currently funded protocols (including the delivery of CBT to youth with migraine as a research therapist). As an NIH trainee, there are funds provided to develop and execute an independent research project, and this is a key aspect of the overall training experience. Additional clinical training and supervision opportunities are available at the multidisciplinary Headache Center.
Integrated Pediatric Primary Care
We offer two, one-year Postdoctoral Fellowships in Integrated Pediatric Primary Care. We are seeking fellows interested in prevention through integrated behavioral health within primary care pediatric. We currently have 6 integrated psychologists within the hospital clinics and two in partnership with privately owned pediatric practices. The successful candidate should have interest in delivering universal care to families of children 0 to 5 years, and/or early and brief interventions for children and adolescents of all ages. Fellows will have opportunities to learn about program development and the implementation of this unique model of care while being supervised by psychologists also integrated in the clinic. Opportunities include collaboration with the multidisciplinary teams and medical resident teachings.
The successful candidate will have excellent training in evidence-based interventions, interest in program development, energy and excitement for new and challenging opportunities to improve the care and outcomes for children and adolescents. Psychologists currently on internship are encouraged to apply. For more information on these positions, please email Dr. Jessica McClure, firstname.lastname@example.org.