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Open Position: Postdoctoral Fellows for the Health Policy and Health Services Research Program

Position Description

The Yale School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, is seeking two postdoctoral fellows for its program in Health Policy and Health Services Research. These positions are open to scholars from any discipline with substantive interests relating to health and/or healthcare policy research. Applicants should have a strong publication record and demonstrated potential for future contributions to the field.

Postdoctoral fellows will work on their own research under the guidance of program faculty and participate in departmental research seminars. Fellows are also encouraged to become involved in the many faculty-directed research projects to develop their skills. More than forty faculty members from the Yale School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, Yale School of Nursing, and Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences are affiliated with the program.

Fellows are expected to focus on developing their research skills and writing for publication. Those interested in careers with substantial teaching can explore the many offerings available at the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning

This program provides financial support (stipend and research-related funds) for fellows through a training grant provided by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, and permanent residents are eligible for funding under this grant. Funding levels for stipends are based on prior experience, following guidelines set by AHRQ.

Please visit the following site to learn more about the Health Policy and Management Department:


Individuals with previous research backgrounds acquired during PhD or MD education are eligible to apply for one- or two-year postdoctoral fellowships.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following via the Interfolio web portal:

  • a cover letter,
  • CV,
  • research paper, and
  • two reference letters.

In the cover letter, please include the names of two Yale faculty members who might be appropriate mentors for you; one should be a member of the faculty of the Yale School of Public Health. Please indicate whether you have been in contact with them and what makes these particular matches seem promising for your research agenda. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2022 and will continue until successful candidates are identified.

For questions, contact: Mark Schlesinger, PhD

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.