T32 Training Program in Health Service and Outcomes Research for Aging Populations
The Health Services and Outcomes Research for Aging Populations T32 Training Program at Johns Hopkins University seeks to produce the next generation of scientists with rigorous training in person and family-centered health services and outcomes research with a focus on older adults. This Cross-School program draws on the rich resources for research in health services, health economics, gerontology, nursing, health informatics, and geriatrics across the Johns Hopkins University, including its Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), School of Medicine (SOM), and School of Nursing (SON). The training program is housed in the JHSPH Department of Health Policy and Management and run jointly with the JHSOM Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, with strong ties to Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Trainees obtain the knowledge, skill, and experience to lead multi-disciplinary, collaborative research teams. The overarching aim of the program is to identify and train pre-doctoral and post-doctoral scholars who will become leaders in person and family-oriented research relating to aging populations.
Open Request for Applications: We are pleased to announce opportunities for post-doctoral fellows. Postdoctoral fellows will complete core training grant curriculum courses and additional courses to complement their prior academic experience, a year-long practicum experience, a bi-weekly seminar, ongoing mentored research projects, and yearly integrative activities to complement their didactic curriculum. Additional training on this T32 can be acquired in coordination with a clinical fellowship training program. Training in grant writing is also available. Training grant funding provides a stipend for postdoctoral fellows as well as health insurance coverage and a small professional development annual allowance. Suitable postdoctoral applicants will hold a PhD or equivalent in Nursing, Public Health, Pharmacy, or population health field; or a clinical doctorate (DO, MD, or please inquire regarding other degrees) with dedication to the pursuit of geriatrics and aging research and development of research skills.
Post-doctoral fellowship applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and will entail a two-step process:
1. Submission of the following materials to Brenda Zacharko (email@example.com).
- A statement of interest up to two pages in length describing your personal and professional motivations for pursuing the fellowship and areas of specific interest in research focused on health services and outcomes research for aging populations. The statement should describe career goals and career development plans for the fellowship, including a) the skills and knowledge the applicant seeks to obtain; b) expected effects on career goals; and c) potential mentors at Johns Hopkins.
- A current Curriculum Vitae
- Two letters of recommendation from your dissertation advisor, a close mentor, or your program director
2. Select applicants will be asked to interview with the Program Directors and potential program mentors.
- The T32 is funded by the National Institute on Aging.
- Candidates must have US citizenship or permanent residence status to be eligible.
- Minority and women applicants are encouraged to apply.
- Pre-doctoral fellows who have been admitted to doctoral programs in participating schools are eligible to be appointed to the program through a separate process.