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Pre-Doctoral: NIMH T32 Mental Health Services and Systems Training Grant

Multi-PI Program Directors: Colleen Barry, PhD, MPP and Elizabeth Stuart, PhD

The goal of our new NIMH T32 Mental Health Services and Systems Training Program is to train scholars who will become leaders in mental health services and systems research. This program focuses on producing researchers who can address critical gaps in knowledge with a focus on: (1) how health care services, delivery settings, and financing systems affect the wellbeing of persons with mental illness; (2) how cutting-edge statistical and econometric methods can be used in intervention design, policies, and programs to improve care; and (3) how implementation science can be used to most effectively disseminate evidence-based advances into routine practice. The program strongly emphasizes the fundamental principles of research translation and dissemination throughout its curriculum. Jointly administered by the Departments of Health Policy and Management and Mental Health, the training program also has a close affiliation with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The partnerships between these two Departments and the School of Medicine ensure that trainees have access to faculty with a wide range of backgrounds and expertise.

Meet our current T32 pre-doctoral fellows:

Kira Riehm
Elizabeth Stone

Rachel Presskreischer
Mara Hollander

Post-doctoral: Mental Health Services and Systems T32 Training Program Fellowship

We will not be recruiting new post-doctoral trainees until 2022. Please check back for more information
Application Due Date:  January 15, 2022

Program Directors: Colleen Barry, PhD, MPP and Elizabeth Stuart, PhD

The T32 post-doctoral training program produces researchers who can address critical gaps in knowledge with a focus on: (1) how health care services, delivery settings, and financing systems affect wellbeing of persons with mental illness; (2) how cutting-edge statistical and econometric methods can be used for studying how interventions, policies, and programs can be used to improve care; and (3) how implementation science can be used to most effectively disseminate evidence-based advances into routine practice.

This new training program is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and represents a collaboration between the Department of Health Policy and Management and the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a close affiliation with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Depending on prior training, post-doctoral trainees will participate in limited coursework, a bi-weekly training grant seminar, and a year-long integrative experience.  Since the main goal of this Postdoctoral Fellowship program is to train scholars who will become leaders in the mental health services and systems research field, there is considerable protected time for scholarship and publication, and many opportunities for research collaboration.  Commitment to the field of mental health services and systems is a core qualification and component of the training program.

For more information about being a post-doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health see this page:  https://www.jhsph.edu/academics/postdoctoral-training/

To apply, please send the following to the attention of Michelle Ward at mward39@jhu.edu:

For information on a related training grant program led by Dr. Elizabeth Stuart, please see the Training Program in Data Integration for Causal Inference in Behavioral Health

For information on graduate degree programs please see:

There are also opportunities for short-term training through the Departmental summer institutes, including courses taught by Center faculty