Post-Doctoral Fellowship, cancer epidemiology, prevention, and control, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MDPosting Date: 04/30/2019
Bloomberg School of Public Health
We are pleased to announce the availability of the National Cancer Institute T32
supported Post-Doctoral Fellowship in cancer epidemiology, prevention, and control
at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for an earliest start date of
September 1, 2019. Fellowship applications are accepted continuously and are
reviewed as they are received.
Training involves research in a mentored environment in foundational and/or applied
population science addressing the etiology, prevention, and control of cancer. To be
eligible for this fellowship support, you must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident,
have a doctorate in epidemiology or a social or behavioral science, and be committed to
a career in population-based research on cancer.
Funding (NIH stipend, individual health insurance) usually is for two years.
We welcome applications from those who have received or those who are soon to be
awarded doctorates in epidemiology or a social or behavioral science.
Before you apply, first identify a primary mentor who is a faculty member in the
Department of Epidemiology or Department of Health, Behavior and Society who is
willing to take you on as a post-doctoral fellow for 2 years and who agrees to cover the
costs of the research you would conduct under of their mentorship.
To identify a potential primary mentor, review the below list and search here
http://www.jhsph.edu/faculty/directory/list/ for more information about them and their
research. Then, contact the faculty member(s) to discuss research and mentorship
opportunities. After confirming a primary mentor, apply for the NCI T32 supported Post-
Doctoral Fellowship, and separately apply to the school to be a post-doctoral fellow
(see directions below).
Post-doctoral fellowship recipients will receive multidisciplinary training in cancer
epidemiology, prevention, and control through:
Interactive information exchange via retreat, symposium, journal club, research in
Teaching, communications, and grant writing opportunities;
Community outreach and engagement opportunities;
Training-program specific educational, research, and career mentoring.
Post-doctoral fellows must meet the requirements of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship
program and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), including
applying as a post-doc to the School (https://www.jhsph.edu/academics/postdoctoraltraining/
process-appointmentoffellows.pdf), which is a separate application to this one
for Fellowship support. Additional information for post-docs at JHSPH is found here:
The application for the Fellowship should consist of:
1) Brief letter (1 page or less) with bullets for the following:
- a) Indicate that you are applying for the T32-supported post-doctoral fellowship in
Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control.
- b) Describe the nature and extent of your commitment to training and a future career
in population-based research on cancer.
- c) Indicate the name and department of your proposed primary mentor.
- d) Describe briefly your proposed research topic or project(s) as agreed to with the
- e) State the date or expected date of completion of your doctorate, the field in which
your doctorate was awarded, and the awarding institution.
3) Copy of your unofficial academic transcript for your doctorate (if degree not from
Hopkins). You will be asked by JHSPH to send official transcripts at the time of
application to the School as a post-doctoral fellow.
Please address your application to:
Dr. Elizabeth A. Platz
Director, T32 in Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control
Department of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe St., Rm E6132
Baltimore, MD 21205
Potential Primary Mentors
Keri Althoff, PhD, Epidemiology, JHSPH
Terri Beaty, PhD, Epidemiology, JHSPH
Janice Bowie, PhD, MPH, Health, Behavior & Society, JHSPH
Joanna Cohen, PhD, MHSc. Health, Behavior & Society, JHSPH
Avonne Connor, PhD, Epidemiology, JHSPH
Frank Curriero, PhD, Epidemiology, JHSPH
Gypsyamber D’Souza, PhD, MPH Epidemiology, JHSPH
Lorraine Dean, PhD, Epidemiology, JHSPH
- Danielle Fallin, PhD, Mental Health, JHSPH
Miranda Jones, PhD, Epidemiology, JHSPH
Corinne Joshu, PhD, MHS, Epidemiology, JHSPH
Ryan Kennedy, PhD, Health, Behavior & Society, JHSPH
Greg Kirk, MD, PhD, MPH, Epidemiology, JHSPH
Alison Klein, PhD, MHS, Oncology, JHSOM
Christine Ladd-Acosta, PhD, Epidemiology, JHSPH
Meghan Moran, PhD, Health, Behavior & Society, JHSPH
Sara Neelon, Health, Behavior & Society, JHSPH
Elizabeth Platz, ScD, MPH, Epidemiology, JHSPH
Debashree Ray, PhD, Epidemiology, JHSPH
Anne Rositch, PhD, Epidemiology, JHSPH
Debra Roter, DrPH, MPH, Health, Behavior & Society, JHSPH
Katherine Smith, PhD, MA, Health, Behavior & Society, JHSPH
Roland Thorpe, PhD, Health, Behavior & Society, JHSPH
Kala Visvanathan, MD, MHS Epidemiology, JHSPH
Forward your application to Dr. Platz by email: email@example.com. Please cc you proposed mentor on your email so that they may confirm their willingness to serve in that role.