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 (Director: Kevin Hommel, PhD) 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. See the Center for Adherence and Self-Management for more information.
Clinical Research Fellowship within Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute
The Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology has partnered with the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute (Director: Ahna Pai, PhD) to offer one two-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. See the Patient and Family Wellness Center for more information. For additional information about this fellowship opportunity, please contact Ahna Pai, PhD.
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 (Director: Ahna Pai, PhD) to offer a clinical postdoctoral fellowship in psychosocial hematology, oncology and hematopoietic stem cell transplant. This is a one-year clinical fellowship with the possibility of two years based on performance and the availability of funding. 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. See the Patient and Family Wellness Center for more information.
T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Center for Child Behavior and Nutrition Research and Training
The Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center announces the availability of two positions in the 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, PhD, and Scott W. Powers, PhD, 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 targeting the improvement of health outcomes and health equity 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.
For the upcoming cycle, applicants with specific interests in developing advanced skills in the design and execution of research in the following areas are encouraged to apply: sleep and circadian rhythms (firstname.lastname@example.org); novel intergenerational and mHealth approaches to pediatric obesity treatment and prevention, adolescent bariatric surgery (email@example.com); obesity prevention in children 0 to 24 months in primary care settings, nutrition in cystic fibrosis (firstname.lastname@example.org), pediatric migraine, as well as adherence to nutrition treatment in young children with chronic illness (email@example.com).
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Pain Psychology
The Pediatric Pain Psychology Research Program (Director: Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, PhD) 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 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.
Sleep and Circadian Rhythms Research Fellowship
We are excited to offer a two-year fellowship in Sleep and Circadian Rhythms research, nested within the larger fellowship program of the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology. This fellowship, under the primary mentorship of Dean Beebe, PhD, ABPP (email@example.com), is focused on developing advanced skills in the design and execution of sleep and circadian research, particularly in ongoing, NIH-funded clinical trials with adolescents. Trainees will learn related research procedures, data management and analysis, theory/interpretation, and scientific writing (both articles and grants), with a specific eye towards developing the background and skills needed to achieve professional independence upon graduation. Although the fellowship will be primarily research-oriented, the trainee will have the opportunity to earn hours towards psychology licensure, in part via supervised work by certified behavioral sleep specialists (past fellows have even achieved certification themselves). The trainee’s experience will be further broadened via interactions with pediatric psychology colleagues in the larger fellowship program, as well as researchers and clinicians across the multidisciplinary sleep medicine program, including genetics, neurology, pulmonary medicine, and otolaryngology.
Research Fellowship in Community Engaged Research
Cincinnati Children's CCTST Community Engagement Core and the Division of Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology has a two-year research fellowship position focused on community engaged research (CEnR). In addition to being mentored and gaining research experience, the fellow will be a member of the Core Community Engagement Research Team which involves attending monthly meetings and working with the team on CEnR and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) activities and consultations as part of the experience. The Community Engagement Research Team is led by Drs. Lori Crosby, Monica Mitchell, and Farrah Jaquez. Additional information about the core and its activities can be found here: https://www.cctst.org/programs/community-engagement. Questions about the fellowship should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fellow will have opportunities to participate in study coordination, manuscript, and grant preparation, and to be involved in multiple ongoing collaborative projects in community engaged research, working with researchers across disciplines, our health equity network, and urban health initiatives, alongside our patient and community partners. The fellow will also receive training on principles and competencies of community-academic partnerships and community engagement and the frameworks for social determinants of health, health equity, and social justice. Projects may include clinical trials and prospective cohort studies, as well as investigations of the health challenges faced by the Greater Cincinnati community. Additional clinical training opportunities are available within this interdisciplinary program to further support hours towards clinical licensure. While this fellowship position is primarily research-focused, applicants with strong research and clinical experience within a scientist-practitioner model are encouraged to apply.
Fellowship in Integrated Pediatric Primary Care
The Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology (BMCP) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center announces the availability of ONE one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Integrated Pediatric Primary Care. BMCP is seeking fellows interested in Prevention through integrated behavioral health within primary care pediatrics. We currently have eight integrated psychologists within the hospital primary care clinics. The successful candidate should have interest in learning to deliver universal behavioral health 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 also participate in ongoing research studies on integrated behavior health care. This year there is an opportunity to participate in an obesity prevention research program for infants and caregivers delivered via integrated behavioral health. The fellow will be involved in all aspects of the research including serving as a primary interventionist for the study.
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. Psychology trainees currently on internship are encouraged to apply. For more information on these positions, please email Drs. Lori J. Stark (email@example.com) or Tiffany Rybak (firstname.lastname@example.org).