Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanfor University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanfor University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

Posting Date: 11/19/2019

Job Information/Description:

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

The Stanford Prevention Research Center, an interdisciplinary research program focused on the prevention of chronic disease, is seeking MD, PhD, and other post-doctoral level applicants for research fellowships for the academic year 2020-2021. Fellows gain direct research experience in cardiovascular disease and cancer prevention, community and health psychology, behavioral medicine, clinical and community trials methodology, clinical and molecular epidemiology, research design, and biostatistics with opportunity for training in Stanford’s Preventive Cardiology Clinic, the Stanford Cancer Institute, and the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health. Option available to complete a concurrent master’s degree in clinical research methods and epidemiology or community health and prevention research, primarily for MDs.

We particularly encourage applicants with interests in the following (covering multiple dimensions of prevention research):

  • Assessing the built environment’s impact using health technology
  • Chronic disease risk factors in the community and clinical settings
  • The effect of aging and other factors on bone health, fitness, and physical function
  • Environmental and neighborhood influences on health (physical, social, cultural environments)
  • Genetics of prevention (cardiovascular and cancer genetic epidemiology, Omics technologies in prevention and personal genomics)
  • Building the scientific evidence base on well-being through observational, interventional, and biomarker research for informing and sustaining well-being among all segments of populations
  • Health inequalities and promoting health equity
  • Gender-based violence prevention
  • Healthy aging
  • Health behavior change (nutrition, physical activity, sedentary behavior, sleep quality, and e-cigarette and tobacco use prevention and treatment)
  • Policy research related to public health
  • Research methodology (community interventions, CBPR, meta- analysis and bias in research, RCT methods, causal inference)
  • Technologies for intervention and assessment of health behaviors and conditions (wearables, EMA, mHealth, social media, telemedicine)
  • Women’s health and gender science
  • Global health issues, especially in chronic disease prevention
  • Citizen science for health promotion and disease prevention
  • Strategies to improve primary and secondary prevention of chronic disease
  • Obesity prevention and control

Stanford University is committed to increasing representation of women and minorities in its fellowship programs and particularly encourages applications from such candidates. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for this fellowship. Appointments are for 2 years.




Contact Information:

Application deadline: November 15, 2019.

Information and the on-line application can be found on our website:

Additional questions should be directed to;

Dr. Christopher Gardner, Fellowship Director c/o Sarah Marks

1265 Welch Road, Stanford, CA 94305-5411

via email at: [email protected]

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