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(09/26/23) Postdoctoral Fellowship (Mental Health) - Little Rock, AR

The Central Arkansas Veterans' Healthcare System at Little Rock, AR invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in mental health research and treatment. Duration: August 2024 to September 2026. This fellowship is associated with the South Central VA Mental Illness Research, and Education Center and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The training program is designed to prepare associated health professionals (e.g., social workers, pharmacists, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists) for future leadership roles in research, education, and clinical services, particularly in academic and medical care settings such as the Veterans Health Administration. Fellows will have opportunities for collaboration and mentoring with national leaders to develop a research career in a wide variety of research topics, including implementation science, telehealth, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use disorders, suicide prevention, primary care mental health integration, and health services research on access and quality of mental healthcare. Individualized mentored research is combined with a state-of-the-art curriculum including statistics, epidemiology, mental health systems, and innovative research strategies and methods. Fellows spend 25% of their time developing advanced clinical skills and 75% of their time in research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. See brochure for details. For information contact: Ms. Kristin Ward at


(09/12/23) Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research - Minneapolis, MN

Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research (CCDOR): a VA HSR&D Center of Innovation

We are currently seeking candidates for the two-year CCDOR Health Services Research (CCDOR-HSR) postdoctoral fellowship. The CCDOR-HSR fellowship provides two years of training for eligible physicians, associated health or nursing professionals, and those with a PhD or equivalent in health services research, public health, the social sciences, statistics, bioscience, or related fields. Candidates interested in mental health, chronic pain and opioids, substance use disorder, health equity, implementation science, Learning Health Systems (LHS), and cancer prevention and screening may find CCDOR a particularly good fit, but other candidates are encouraged to apply.

Fellowship description: Fellows spend approximately 75% of their time in research and education and 25% in clinical care (or health care system improvement activities for non-clinicians) at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. All fellows are paired with a Primary Research Mentor, selected from a talented cadre of CCDOR investigators, and an Operations Mentor. Operations Mentors are clinical or operational leaders who will help fellows address high priority research questions, navigate systems barriers to change, and ultimately conduct more impactful research. Our innovative curriculum emphasizes experiential mentored learning, embedded research, and formal methodologic training and is led by renowned University of Minnesota faculty. Fellows also have the option to complete a master’s degree.

Application Requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens with an MD, PhD, or other doctoral degree.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter stating career interests and fellowship goals, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to We are accepting applications for PhD fellows until December 15 each year. Off-cycle PhD applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis. MD applicants may submit applications at any time. To learn more, visit or email

CCDOR strives to create an atmosphere where differences are valued, learners are supported, and coworkers are welcoming. Our mission, to improve the health and health care of Veterans and US community members, will only be achieved through a diversity of perspectives and an environment of inclusiveness, equal opportunity, and respect. CCDOR encourages qualified applicants of all races, ethnicities, gender identities or expressions, sexual orientations, ages, ancestries, religious practices, and socioeconomic backgrounds.


(07/10/23) VA HSR&D Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research and Learning Health Systems - Indianapolis, IN

The VA HSR&D Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research and Learning Health Systems is a 2-year program in which fellows will spend their time in mentored research, professional development activities, and an educational curriculum based on the Learning Health Systems (LHS) core competencies. The integration of an LHS curriculum is a key feature of this program which teaches the process of using data to identify and solve real world problems in a health care system, leading to important findings in research, and ultimately, improvements in quality care.

We are seeking postdoctoral candidates with a strong interest in the field of Health Services Research, including but not limited to: Health Communication, Implementation Science, Health Informatics, Telehealth, Human Factors, Pain, Cancer, Cerebrovascular Disease, Mental Health, Public Health, Health Economics, Medical Anthropology, and Advanced Mixed Methods. Fellows will receive an annual stipend, health, and vacation benefits. We also offer flexible telework capabilities in Indianapolis: Virtual/In-Person/Hybrid.

Eligibility & How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a current CV, cover letter, 2 letters of reference, and a personal statement to We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis until positions are filled.  For more information, contact or visit Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research and Learning Health Systems - HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication (CHIC).

The VA Center for Health Information and Communication (CHIC) is committed to maintaining a culture of inclusivity in our community, which strives to recognize, respect, and celebrate our differences. VA CHIC researchers come from diverse disciplines and backgrounds, and we recognize this diversity to be a strength of research and research collaboration, which ultimately aids the health and well-being of the patients we serve in the medical center. As a commitment to this diversity, we encourage all qualified applicants to apply and do not discriminate based on gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or any other legally protected status.


(04/06/23) Advanced Fellowship in Medical Informatics - Salt Lake City, UT

The Informatics, Decision-Enhancement and Analytic Sciences (IDEAS) Center at the Salt Lake Veteran Affairs (VA) Medical Center is recruiting candidates for its Advanced Fellowship in Medical Informatics. The interprofessional post-graduate 2-year program under the VA Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) is paid (with benefits) and full-time.

Program Description
The mission of Advanced Fellowship in Medical Informatics is to develop experts in healthcare informatics use, dissemination, education, and research. As there is no formal local curriculum for the fellowship, the schedule and learning environment is tailored for each fellow. In general, fellows participate in research conferences and work on short-term and long-term informatics projects under the guidance of a mentor. An individualized development plan (IDP) is used to assess current skills and strengths, career goals, research and career skill training goals, and research productivity goals. As the Salt Lake City VA is home to the four other OAA fellowships, there will be opportunities for cross-program activities and networking.

Application Details
Clinical (e.g., physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, physical therapists, social workers) and non-clinical associated health professionals (e.g., epidemiologists, data scientists, population health scientists) with doctoral degrees or nearing the end of their doctoral training are eligible to apply. US citizenship is required. Application process requires a CV and cover letter that includes research interests and fellowship and career goals. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. For a full list of eligibility requirements or more information about the program, please contact See fellowship brochure.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


(01/23/23) Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research - Charleston, SC

Overview: The Health Equity and Rural Outreach Innovation Center (HEROIC) at Charleston’s Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is recruiting candidates for its Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research. This two-year postdoctoral program accepts clinician and non-clinician scientists for a rigorous program centered around conducting individual research and addressing disparities in Veteran care. Fellows will be supported with resources from not just one of the top VA facilities in the region, but also its academic affiliate, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), developing independent research projects, collaborating in interprofessional teams, engaging in tailored clinical appointments, participating in specialized training, and taking on leadership roles—all with guidance from an experienced team of mentors. Designed to fit each individual’s needs and research goals, the HSR program offers excellent preparation for a career in research at the Charleston VA.


  • The program is open to clinician and non-clinician scientists engaged in a doctoral program, as well as postdoctoral researchers.
  • Physician applicants should have completed an ACGME-accredited residency or fellowship training program, should be board-eligible or board-certified, and should have an active, unrestricted medical license.
  • Postdoctoral nurses who have completed DNP or PhD programs are welcomed, as are other doctoral-level clinicians.
  • Doctoral candidates and PhD-level scientists in biostatistics, epidemiology, informatics, economics, and the social sciences are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: The application window is open until March 1st, 2023, with applications reviewed on a rolling basis.

Application Materials:

  • Application form
  • CV
  • Three letters of recommendation, with at least one from a program director at your terminal training program
  • Personal statement

Questions and completed application packets may be sent to Layla Saleeby at

To learn more, visit


(01/23/23) Mental Illness Research and Treatment Fellowship - Charleston, SC

Overview: The MIRECC Psychology Fellowship Program at Charleston’s Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center supports the professional development of research-focused psychologists to become clinical investigators in innovative approaches to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its comorbidities. Over the course of the two-year program, fellows receive intensive mentoring and didactics in clinical research competencies such as grant writing, research design, and ethics while receiving supervised clinical training in cutting-edge treatments and programs. Supported by an experienced mentorship team, they are expected to develop and implement a research pilot project, publish and present findings, and utilize the latest technology for educational activities and clinical service delivery. The Charleston VA, together with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), provide the foundational support for MIRECC and its fellows’ professional development.


  • Applicants should have completed all requirements of an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology.
  • Applicants should have successfully completed a professional APA-accredited psychology internship training program.


The application window is open up until October 1st, 2023.

Application Materials:

  • CV
  • Three signed letters of recommendation, with at least one from a current supervisor and one from a primary research mentor
  • A work sample that highlights experience relevant to MIRECC’s mission
  • A signed letter of interest

Questions and completed application packets may be sent to Dan Gros at or Liz Santa Ana at

To learn more, visit


(01/04/23) Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship in Interprofessional Polytrauma and Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research for Associated Health Professionals - Washington, DC

Overview: The Interprofessional Polytrauma and Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research (P/TBI) Fellowship at the Washington DC VA Medical Center (DC VAMC) is recruiting associated health professionals for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship program. The P/TBI Fellowship at the DC VAMC reflects the high VA priority to address the complex rehabilitation of injured active duty service members. The primary goal of this fellowship program is to develop clinician-investigators with the appropriate research skills and clinical expertise to advance P/TBI rehabilitation who may assume positions of leadership across the country in the service of Veterans with polytrauma.

Program Description: This interdisciplinary program aims to train associated health professionals for an academic research career with a focus on the rehabilitation of Veterans with polytrauma and/or acquired brain injury. These aims will be achieved by providing: 1) structured career development training, 2) formal clinical and research mentorship, 3) access to the equipment, human capital, and other resources associated with a strong clinical research environment, 4) a comprehensive, individualized fellowship training curriculum, and 5) protected research time in close collaboration with a P/TBI investigator. Fellowship candidates with professional licensure will allocate 25% of their time to participate in clinical rotations within the PM&R Service. Additional program guidance is provided by the P/TBI Fellowship Directors and Advisory Board, and peer-to-peer interaction is facilitated through the Fellows’ Forum seminar series. Fellows will receive a salary, health benefits, and an annual research stipend.

How to Apply: Interested associated health professionals who meet the eligibility requirements should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Michael Harris-Love, DSc ( The cover letter should specify the reasons for your interest in the fellowship program, a brief overview of your previous clinical and research experiences, a succinct statement of your research interest, and how the fellowship program may aid your professional and career goals. Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis. Associated health professional fellows must be U.S. citizens.


(01/04/23) Women’s Health Fellowship - Pittsburgh, PA

Overview: The Women’s Health Fellowship at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is recruiting candidates for a 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship program. The goal of the program is to cultivate women’s health researchers to develop careers that will contribute to the VA’s core mission of delivering high quality, equitable care to women Veterans.

Program Description: This interdisciplinary program trains associated health professionals for academic research careers focused on women’s health. Individualized, mentored research and clinical training (if appropriate) is combined with a curriculum that emphasizes research best practices, study design, statistical analysis, and grant preparation. Fellows receive a stipend, health insurance, and limited support for training and research activities. There are no teaching, service, or payback requirements.

Qualifications: To be eligible for the fellowship, applicants must be US citizens. Clinical (e.g., physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers) and non-clinical associated health professionals (e.g., anthropologists, sociologists, health economists) with doctoral degrees (or nearing the end of their doctoral training) are eligible to apply. Candidates who are people of color or from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:  Interested candidates who meet the eligibility requirements should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample to The cover letter should specify the reasons for your interest in this particular fellowship training program, a brief overview of your previous clinical and/or research experiences, and how you see this program promoting your professional and career goals. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent via email directly from the letter writers. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is an equal opportunity employer.


(01/03/23) Data Science Fellowship - Location TBD

The Big Data Scientist Training Enhancement Program (BD-STEP) is a two-year fellowship offered through the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) that uses data science to advance cancer research and patient care. Competitively selected postdoctoral fellows are placed in four VA medical centers across the country to work with clinicians and interdisciplinary researchers to address important patient-centered health challenges. Fellows have unique opportunity to unitlize the extensive VA health data infrastructure while gaining valuable exposure to the clinical environment.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. See for details.


(11/15/22) Postdoctoral Fellowship - West Haven, CT

The Intimate Partner Violence Center for Innovation and Research (IPV-CIR) seeks candidates with innovative ideas on minimizing health disparities, combatting systemic oppression, and promoting social justice at individual and systemic levels.

Start date: Summer/Fall 2023

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(11/02/22) OAA Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research - Iowa City, IA

Overview: The Center for Access & Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE) at the Iowa City VA Health Care System is accepting applications for our post-doctoral fellowship. The purpose of this 2-year fellowship is to develop fellows’ skills in the application of rigorous health services research and implementation science to improve healthcare systems. CADRE strives to improve access to high quality healthcare, particularly for rural Veterans and works closely with its academic affiliate, The University of Iowa. While candidates interested in telehealth, infectious disease, women’s health, care coordination, medication safety, multi-methods research, Learning Health Systems (LHS), and rural health may find CADRE a particularly good fit we encourage all interested applicants to apply.

Eligibility: This fellowship is open to PhD scientists (e.g., economics, statistics, epidemiology, public health, health policy, psychology, anthropology, sociology, communications, and other fields interested in health services research) and physicians, nurses, pharmacists, clinical psychologists with doctoral training.

Application Deadlines: for PhD scientists is January 15th, 2023. Thereafter, applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis provided there are openings. We are accepting applications for MD candidates at any time.

Application Materials

  • CV
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement of 600 words or less

Application materials can be sent to: or

To learn more, please visit:

For further questions, please contact Fellowship Coordinator, Jasmine Mares ( or Fellowship Co-Director, Michelle Mengeling (


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