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Drug Dependence Epidemiology Training (DDET) Program

This training program is supported primarily by a research training grant award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the NIH. Dr. Brion Maher and Dr. Renee M. Johnson are the training program directors.

Doctoral trainees in the Drug Dependence Epidemiology Training Program should plan on a minimum of four years in the doctoral program, and the program may require five years. The program typically will begin in June or July, prior to the start of coursework in Term 1 of the new academic year.

During their first year, trainees in the DDET program must complete the departmental coursework requirements and, in addition, must enroll in the second-term course The Epidemiology of Substance Use and Related Problems. The director of the training program outlines the research-work-group and research-apprenticeship assignments with each trainee.

After required coursework, trainees are expected to complete original research under the supervision of a mentor. 

If there are questions, current and potential DDET trainees should consult with the training program director.

Information for Prospective Students:

For pre-doctoral fellows, there is no separate application for the training program. You are encouraged to mention your interest in the program on your departmental admissions application.

For post-doctoral fellows, the application consists of submitting a CV, letter of application/personal statement, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. For further details about the application process and how to apply online, please visit this page.

People in the DDET Program:

Faculty Profiles

Trainees Profiles

For more information, please contact:

Brion Maher, DDET Program Director:
Patty Scott, Academic Coordinator: