T32 Fellowship in Child Behavior and Nutrition
The Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) announces the availability of 2 positions in the T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Center for Child Behavior and Nutrition Research and Training (T32DK063929-21; Co-PIs: Meg H. Zeller, PhD, and Scott W. Powers, PhD, ABPP). Our longstanding mission is to develop academic leaders and interdisciplinary team scientists through formalized cross-disciplinary postdoctoral training that will lead to better and more equitable health and nutrition-related outcomes for youth across the pediatric age range. Our T32 fellows balance time between mentored clinical research experiences with program faculty executing federally funded clinical studies, clinical rotations in aligned programs, & the development of a mentor-aligned independent project. Additional core didactics as well as individualized experiential learning in a vibrant training environment supports further development of skills in scientific writing, grant development and team management, adherence science, and health equity, and community engagement and collaboration. Our graduates transition to clinical or research faculty positions in academic health centers and university settings and emerge as leaders in team science initiatives, clinical program development, and the training of the next generation of pediatric psychologists.
For the upcoming cycle, current faculty work focuses in: Pediatric Primary Care: prevention trial focused on mothers and their young children 0-24 months from marginalized populations (firstname.lastname@example.org); Community-Engaged Research: home-visiting program utilizing community members in delivery of prevention trial focused on infants & maternal mental health (email@example.com); Public Health: increasing WIC enrollment via collaboration and improving referral processes between WIC and primary care offices (firstname.lastname@example.org); Bariatric Surgery: testing novel intergenerational approaches for school-age children when parent undergoes surgery; adolescent bariatric surgery outcomes in young adulthood (email@example.com); Food Access and Eating Behavior: understanding impacts of food insecurity on adolescent health; informing preventive approaches to disordered eating and weight-related health in the context of social determinants of health (firstname.lastname@example.org); Sleep and Circadian Rhythms: clinical trials to understand the impact of adolescent sleep of inadequate duration or does not match circadian rhythms of health behaviors, including dietary intake and physical activity (email@example.com); Pediatric Migraine: (firstname.lastname@example.org). Additional mentorship and resources are provided through team collaborations with affiliated T32 faculty in pediatric endocrinology, sleep medicine, gastroenterology, bariatric surgery, pulmonary medicine, neurology, and nutrition science, and the Center for Adherence and Self-Management. The T32 funds independent research-related expenses, tuition, and travel to professional meetings. These positions are 2 years in duration (required).
T32 Fellowship in 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 (Directors: Kevin Hommel, PhD, email@example.com and Meghan McGrady, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org) 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; digital health approaches to self-management; 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. Click here for more information about the Center for Adherence and Self-Management.
Obesity Prevention Fellowship in Pediatric Primary Care
The Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) announces the availability of a one-year research Postdoctoral Fellowship position in Obesity Prevention in Pediatric Primary Care. This research fellowship is funded by an NIH grant focused on obesity prevention in infants in pediatric primary care, with a focus on communities of color and economically marginalized families. The postdoctoral fellow would provide a manual-based responsive parenting clinical intervention as a part of the clinical trial, execute study-related tasks, and aid in manuscript writing and presentations. The fellow will learn about various aspects of clinical trial design and execution. Additional research, clinical, and didactic trainings will also be offered. For specific inquiries about this position, please contact Dr. Tiffany Rybak (email@example.com).
Pediatric Pain Clinical Research Fellowship
The Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) with the Pediatric Pain Psychology Research Program (Director: Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, PhD), announces the availability of a one (1-year) Postdoctoral Fellowship position. The fellow will primarily work with an interdisciplinary team of researchers on studies of cognitive behavioral and exercise-based treatment of adolescents with chronic musculoskeletal pain and rheumatic diseases (the FIT Teens Program). The pain fellow will assist with the implementation of FIT Teens treatment sessions as well as collaborate on 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 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. Clinical research is a key aspect of the position and applicants with strong clinical experiences, research interests, and scientist-practitioner training are encouraged to apply. For more information about this fellowship, please contact Dr. Kashikar-Zuck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Epilepsy and Executive Functioning Fellowship
The Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) announces the availability of a two-year postdoctoral position focused on an NIH-funded multi-site clinical trial testing an executive functioning intervention for adolescents with epilepsy (PI: Avani Modi, PhD). The postdoctoral fellow would aid in the refinement of the intervention materials, helping develop and lead a patient/family advisory board, serving as an interventionist to provide the telehealth component of the intervention, scientific writing and presentations, and working on various aspects of clinical trial design and execution. Additional research and clinical opportunities are also available depending on interests. For details, please contact Dr. Modi (email@example.com).
Eating Disorders Treatment and Research
The Division of Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology (BMCP) at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) announces the availability of a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Eating Disorders Treatment and Research. Successful candidates will be committed to evidence-based practice, have prior clinical experience in child and adolescent psychology, and have an ultimate desire to specialize in eating disorders treatment and research. The fellow will work closely with a multidisciplinary team to provide evidence-based care for youth (aged 8-25) with a wider range of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, and binge eating disorder. Training opportunities in complementary clinical areas will also be provided, based on the fellow’s educational needs and interests, including multidisciplinary feeding team, pain clinic, consultation/liaison service, gender health clinic, OCD treatment, and/or behavior problems. The fellow will also receive protected time for collaborative research projects, program development, and/or teaching, as determined by their ultimate career goals. The duration of the fellowship will be either 1 or 2 years, based on the fellow’s experience and training goals. The primary mentor of this position is Claire Aarnio-Peterson, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinical Fellowship within Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute
The Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology has partnered with the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute (CBDI; Lauren Szulczewski, PsyD, Director) to offer a clinical postdoctoral fellowship in psychosocial hematology, oncology, and hematopoietic stem cell transplant. This is a one-year clinical fellowship. This position provides a tailored experience that affords extensive inpatient and outpatient training opportunities in evidence-based assessment, consultation, and intervention to facilitate coping, improve quality of life, optimize treatment adherence, manage acute and chronic pain, and treat psychological co-morbidities. The fellow will fully integrate into multidisciplinary clinical teams that include child life specialists, social workers, school intervention specialists, chaplains, music therapists, neuropsychologists, physical and occupational therapists, nurses, and physicians. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in seminars and didactics in the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology as well as the CBDI. Other potential opportunities include participation in quality improvement and implementation science projects as well as program development related to screening, treatment adherence, survivorship, and tackling health care disparities. Click here for more information on the Patient and Family Wellness Center.
Clinical Fellowship in Inpatient Consultation Liaison Services for Behavioral Medicine
The Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology (BMCP) is offering a 1-year clinical postdoctoral fellowship with the Inpatient Consultation/Liaison (C/L) Behavioral Medicine team. This position provides a tailored experience that affords extensive inpatient opportunities in consultation and interventions to facilitate coping, improve quality of life, optimize treatment adherence, manage acute and chronic pain, and treat psychological co-morbidities for medically admitted patients and their caregivers. There will be a focus on supporting patients and their caregivers in the Neonatal ICUs and Transitional Care Center (TCC) unit (a Pulmonology run trach-vent unit). With these units there will be opportunities to integrate with and support multidisciplinary clinical teams that include child life specialists, social workers, integrative health, chaplains, music therapists, allied health professionals, nurses, and physicians. The fellowship will include clinical time with our general C/L service that covers Hospital Medicine, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Cardiology, Nephrology/Endocrinology, Surgery, Solid Organ Transplant, and Rehabilitation service lines. There will also be the opportunity for training in our Inpatient Pain Rehabilitation program, the Functional Independence ReSToration (FIRST) program. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in seminars and didactics in the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology as well as Psychiatry and Pediatric Residency Program. Other potential opportunities include participation in quality improvement and process implementation projects in collaboration with inpatient medical teams and units. Research opportunities may also be available depending on interest and fit. For more information, please reach out to Wendi Lopez, PsyD (email@example.com).