Announcements

As a service to the population health community, IAPHS provides brief notices of job, training and funding opportunities, as well as conferences, calls for papers, new publications, and other time-sensitive information. Please click each topic below and then on a title to link to the full information about each announcement.

    • Inaugural Investigator Award Program - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO) is requesting letters of intent for an inaugural Investigator Award Program. Notices of intent to apply due April 20, 2018 and final nominations due May 18, 2018.
    • Research in the Sociology of Health Care - Papers invited for a volume on "Underserved and Socially Disadvantaged Groups and Linkages with Health and Health Care Differentials", to be published by Emerald Press. Papers that focus on linkages to policy, population concerns and either patients or providers of care as ways to meet health care needs of people both in the US and in other countries are solicited. Send completed manuscripts or close to completed papers for review by December 3, 2018. For an initial indication of interest in outlines or abstracts, please contact Jennie.Kronenfeld@asu.edu no later than November 1, 2018.
    • Coming Together for Action Conference - The conference will be in Aurora, CO on October 4-6, 2018. The Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice encourages proposals that illustrate innovative and effective efforts to prevent behavioral health challenges, promote health and wellbeing, and others. Deadline to submit is April 30th.
    • Journal of Health and Social Behavior Editorial Board - A limited number of positions on the editorial board will open this year and run for a three-year term. Individuals nominated for consideration must be members of the American Sociological Association prior to any eventual appointment. Students are not eligible for nomination. Please submit self-nominations or nominations of colleagues in the form of a BRIEF letter (no more than one page) and a current CV to the JHSB email address: jhsb@purdue.edu Nominations are due no later than May 15, 2018.
    • Routledge Interdisicplinary Disability Studies Series - Seeking book proposals for Routledge Interdisciplinary Disability Studies Series. Routledge explicitly aims to include a diverse range of topics which are often associated with other fields (such as medical sociology) and bring them into dialogue with the literature on disability. The first point of contact is the Senior Acquisitions Editor for the Series at Routledge and her email is Claire.Jarvis@informa.com.
    • Science of Team Science (SciTS) 2018 Conference - The Science of Team Science (SciTS) 2018 Conference will be held May 21-24, 2018 at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston, TX. The 2018 conference, hosted by the University of Texas Medical Branch Institute for Translational Sciences, will bring together thought leaders in the SciTS field, scientists engaged in team-based research, institutional leaders who promote collaborative research, policymakers, and federal agency representatives. Early bird registration is February 23, 2018. Abstracts due March 20, 2018.
    • 2018 International Conference on Aging in the Americas - The 2018 International Conference on Aging in the Americans will be held in Tuscon, Arizona on September 18-20, 2018. Abstract submissions will be open April 15, 2018 and close on May 31, 2018.
    • Add Health Users Conference – Call for Papers - Abstract submission is now open for the 2018 Add Health Users Conference, which will be held on July 23-24, 2018 at the National Institutes of Health’s Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda, MD. Especially encouraged are submissions using Wave V data, combining biomarker data with longitudinal social, behavioral, and environmental data, examining genetic and environmental influences on health and behavior, and addressing the effects of adolescent environments on health, family, educational, and work trajectories into adulthood. Deadline is March 31, 2018.
    • Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction… (SBR-BRIMS) Conference - Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (SBP-BRIMS) is an interdisciplinary conference (July 10-13, 2018) integrating methods from the computational sciences and the social sciences. Submissions are solicited on research issues, theories, methodologies, and applications to health and well-being. Late-breaking research is encouraged. Regular paper submissions due January 11, 2017. Short/Late breaking paper due May 14, 2018.
    • Seventh International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society - October 5-6 2017 at the University of Denver, CO; proposals may be submitted any time.
    • University of Washington: Health Services or Epidemiology – Assistant or Associate Professor - The School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) seeks one or two full-time, tenure-eligible faculty with a research focus on the impacts of racism, discrimination and other social inequalities on health. Review of applications will begin April 15, 2018. The position is open until filled.
    • Quinnipiac University: Medical Sociology Full Time Visiting Faculty Position - The Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a visiting assistant professor appointment specializing in Medical Sociology. The position is a one-year position, beginning in August 2018. Application open until filled.
    • Postdoctoral Fellowship Position - The Department of Sociology at Rice University is offering a postdoctoral fellowship (two years in length) to begin July 2018. Applicants are encouraged to pursue their own research agenda during their fellowship, but priority will be given to applicants who specialize in population health and health disparities, with a focus on sexual orientation and/or gender. In addition to an annual salary of $52,000, the fellowship provides office space, computer equipment, and an annual travel and research account. To apply, please submit the following materials: (1) letter of application, (2) a two-to-five page proposal for research to be conducted during the postdoctoral period, (3) curriculum vitae, and (4) two recent samples of published work. Submit all application materials electronically via the following link:https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/14029. In addition, candidates should have three letters of reference submitted via the same online system at time of the application. Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/SexualOrientation/Gender Identity. The application deadline is May 1, 2018, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Bridget Gorman, email: bkgorman@rice.edu.
    • Vice President, Clinical Integration and Population Health – Riverside Healthcare - Top 100 Hospitals (IBM Watson Health) rated Riverside Health System in Kankakee, IL (55 miles south of downtown Chicago) has retained Witt/Kieffer to assist in the search for a Vice President, Clinical Integration and Population Health. Riverside Health System is comprised of a 325-bed magnet designated hospital, Riverside Medical Group which includes more than 140 providers. The system also includes four senior living facilities offering the continuum of services. If you have an interest in this exciting opportunity, or suggestions of others please contact Adriane Willig through the office of Hans Henson at hhenson@wittkieffer.com
    • Universidad Mayor in Chile: Tenure Track Position - The new Center for Public Policy Research (CPPR) at Universidad Mayor is seeking candidates for four open-rank full-time tenure track positions. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until all four positions are filled.
    • Human and Community Development Researcher - The Office of Population Science and Policy (OPSP) at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIUSOM) invites applications for a Human and Community Development Researcher. We have a growing team of researchers with an outstanding record of research in children’s health disparities, social innovation, and community health. Application open until filled.
    • Director of Health Policy and Legislative Affairs - The Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) is the only national organization dedicated solely to improving the health and wellness of our nation’s 21 million Black women and girls – physically, emotionally and financially. BWHI is hiring a director of health policy and legislative affairs. Application open until position filled.
    • Tenure-track Epidemiologist or Health Services Researcher - The University of Chicago's Department of Public Health Sciences in the Biological Sciences Division is searching for a tenure-track faculty member. We seek applicants conducting research in the fields of epidemiology or health services research, with a primary research focus on racial determinants of health or health care. The application is open until filled.
    • Guttmacher Institute: Director of International Research - The Director of International Research works in partnership with Guttmacher’s other research directors, including a second Director of International Research, to implement the Institute’s wide-ranging portfolio of policy-relevant international research, which may be global, regional or country-specific. Located in New York City. No deadline given.
    • Brandeis: Stuart H. Altman Chair in U.S. Health Policy - The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University has opened a search for the Stuart H. Altman Chair in U.S. Health Policy. This is a new tenured faculty position at the rank of full Professor created to carry on the Heller School’s tradition of excellence in health policy, health system financing, research and public engagement.
    • Associate Scientist/Scientist, Principal Investigator – Population Health, Sanford Research - The Population Health Group within Sanford Research invites applications for an Associate Scientist/ Scientist, Principal Investigator within Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, SD. Application open until filled.
    • Milbank Memorial Fund: Editor of The Milbank Quarterly - With its multidisciplinary approach and commitment to applying the best empirical research to practical policymaking, the Quarterly offers in-depth, frequently cited analysis of the social, economic, historical, legal, and ethical dimensions of health and health care policy. The Editor, a paid position, shapes the editorial direction of the Quarterly, while overseeing content solicitation, submission, and review based on the highest editorial standards. No deadline specified.
    • Community Population Health for Children, Graduate Research Assistants, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center - Graduate Research Assistants are sought to join our team examining community development, physical activity, nutrition and health promotion for children. Each position will contribute to an innovative 5-year community randomized trial funded by the National Cancer Institute titled Whole-of-Community Systems Intervention for Youth Population Physical Activity (RO1R01CA215420-01A1). Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to participate on other projects that target community population health and child development in child care, elementary schools, and middle schools, which are funded by the USDA, NIH, and foundations. The work will be under the guidance of Professor and Endowed Community Chair, David Dzewaltowski. To apply, submit a letter and vita directly to david.dzewaltowski@unmc.edu.
    • Community Population Health for Children Research Program Coordinator, University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health - A Community Population Health Research Program Coordinator is sought to join our team examining community development, physical activity, nutrition and health promotion for children. Each position will contribute to an innovative 5-year community randomized trial funded by the National Cancer Institute titled Whole-of-Community Systems Intervention for Youth Population Physical Activity (RO1R01CA215420-01A1). Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to participate on other projects that target community population health and child development in child care, elementary schools, and middle schools, which are funded by the USDA, NIH, and foundations. The work will be under the guidance of Professor and Endowed Community Chair, David Dzewaltowski.
    • Community Population Health Research Associate - A Community Population Health Research Research Associate is sought to join our team examining community development, physical activity, nutrition and health promotion for children. Each position will contribute to an innovative 5-year community randomized trial funded by the National Cancer Institute titled Whole-of-Community Systems Intervention for Youth Population Physical Activity (RO1R01CA215420-01A1). Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to participate on other projects that target community population health and child development in child care, elementary schools, and middle schools, which are funded by the USDA, NIH, and foundations. The work will be under the guidance of Professor and Endowed Community Chair, David Dzewaltowski.
    • National Institute for Children’s Health Quality: Current Opportunities - NICHQ has three open positions: Chief Health Officer, Improvement Advisor, and Project Director. Application open until filled.
    • 2018 Health Disparities Research Institute - The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host the Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) from July 23-27, 2018. The HDRI aims to support the research career development of promising minority health/health disparities research scientists early in their careers and stimulate research in the disciplines supported by health disparities science. Deadline for applications is April 27th, 2018.
    • Epidemiology and Population Health Summer Institute (EPIC) - June 1-30 at Columbia University. The Epidemiology and Population Health Summer Institute offers condensed courses on a wide range of topics in public health. Register prior to April 1 and receive a 10% discount; deadline for scholarship applications is March 11.
    • Mailman School of Public Health: Executive MS in Epidemiology - This Executive MS program at Columbia University provides the same rigorous research training as a full-time MS degree on a schedule that accommodates working professionals. Classes meet one long weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) per month for 20 months. The Department of Epidemiology is hosting three open houses this spring: February 28, March 27, and April 25 at 6pm; deadline for application to the program is June 1, 2018.
    • Genomics for Social Scientists (GeSS) Workshop - Researchers from the University of Michigan invite you to apply to the Genomics for Social Scientists workshop, held at the University of Michigan June 18-22, 2018. The purpose of this NIA-sponsored workshop is to familiarize researchers with genetic data and provide hands-on training on incorporating genetic information into social science analyses. Applications are due February 9, 2018
    • Fourth Annual Berkeley Formal Demography Workshop - The Fourth Annual Berkeley Formal Demography Workshop - Special Emphasis Topic: Mortality, to be held Monday-Friday, June 4-8, 2017 at the University of California campus. Join us for an educational program designed to train the next generation of population researchers in the methods in formal demography. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.
    • University of Texas at Austin Health Behavior and Health Education Masters and PhD - Applications are being accepted for Fall 2018 for master’s and PhD programs in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin. Our program is interdisciplinary and we welcome students from a broad range of backgrounds. Most students who earn a master’s degree pursue applied careers, working with people in a variety of settings including health-related organizations, worksites, and schools, while some students continue on for a doctorate. Students who earn a doctoral degree pursue academic or research careers. Our faculty conduct research in child and adolescent health, physical activity, obesity prevention, substance use prevention, risk and resiliency, diabetes management, women’s health, successful aging, sexual health and Latino health disparities. Deadline December 1, 2017 for Fall 2018 if you wish to be considered for a scholarship; May 1 2018 otherwise.
    • Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Awards for Mid-Career Investigators to Integrate Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences - PAR-17-486: This NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications for short-term mentored career development (K18) awards that improve synergies among researchers in basic and applied behavioral-social sciences, human subjects and model animals settings; and biomedical and behavioral-social sciences. Applications due March 6th, 2018 and 2019.
    • Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Annual Research Conference - The APPAM Fall Research Conference is a multi-disciplinary annual research conference that attracts the highest quality research on a wide variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues. This years theme is; Evidence for Action: Encouraging Innovation and Improvement. November 8-10, 2018 in Washington, DC.
    • American Public Health Association 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo - APHA's 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo will take place Nov. 10-14 at the San Diego Convention Center.
    • Qualitative Health Research Symposium - Registration is now open for the 2018 Qualitative Health Research Symposium at UC Davis (Sacramento campus) on May 2, 2018. Register by April 27, 2018.
    • Health, Medicine, & Civil Unrest - May 4 & 5, 2018 in Baltimore. From multiple disciplinary and global perspectives, this conference explores the impact of civil unrest on health outcomes and the moral responsibility to work toward solutions for eliminating structural violence, preventing civil unrest, and achieving a more just society.
    • UCNets: The University of California Berkeley Social Networks Study - June 14-15, 2018 on UC Berkeley Campus, UCNets is the University of California Berkeley Social Networks Study, a longitudinal study funded by the National Institute on Aging, to understand how network composition changes over time as a result of life course transitions and how this impacts health. For more information, email ceda-demog@berkeley.edu.
    • IPUMS Global Health PAA Workshop - To learn about IPUMS Global Health data, attend the PAA conference workshop on "New Data from Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) Global Health," on Thursday, April 26, 2018, from 6:30 to 8 pm, Tower Court B, of the Sheraton Denver in Denver, Colorado.
    • Symbioses: A BioSocial Network’s 7th semi-annual retreat - May 4th at Johns Hopkins University. Symbioses: A BioSocial Network's 7th semi-annual retreat on the theme of "Democracy and Participation in Health Research." Part of a two day conference hosted by the Johns Hopkins Institute for the History of Medicine on Civil Unrest and Health. Agenda to follow.
    • Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 26th Annual Meeting - Washington, DC, May 29 – June 1, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.
    • Forming Science-Industry Research Collaborations - September 10th-11th, 2018. In this 2-day workshop at Stanford University, early-career researchers will learn from senior academics and industry representatives that have engaged in successful collaborations. Apply by May 1st.
    • Social Determinants of Health Symposium - April 30, 2018 8:30-5:00pm. On an annual basis, the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute convenes a symposium focused on the social determinants of health. This year marks the 50th anniversary of a series of events that happened in 1968 that sparked social change both on a national and local level. Get early-bird pricing by March 15.
    • Population Association of America Annual Meeting - April 26-28, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.
    • PAA Special Session: Assessing the Marriage of Demography, Genetics, and Population Health - If you are attending the annual meeting of the Population Association of America, please attend the Population Health Reception and Discussion on Thursday evening, April 26, 6:30-8:00 PM., Directors Row H at the Sheraton Denver Downtown. The session topic is "Assessing the Marriage of Demography, Genetics, and Population Health" and features speakers Dalton Conley, John Hewitt and Jonathan King. Thanks to Jason Boardman for organizing the symposium and to the 8 sponsors (see link) and IAPHS for making the reception possible.
    • Behavioral Economics and the Promotion of Health Among Aging Populations: A Workshop - On June 4-5th, 2018 the National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine will organize an open, two-day workshop to be held in Washington, DC to discuss behavioral economics research with the goal of extending the research to be of benefit to older populations
    • Screening and Referral for Social Determinants of Health - Screening and Referral for Social Determinants of Health: Innovative Health Care Applications and Future Directions: this one-day meeting will highlight recent innovative applications and ongoing research using social and behavioral measures collected in EHR systems. The meeting will be held on May 3, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD (Porter Neuroscience Research Center, building 35A).
    • National Association of County & City Health Officials: Unleashing the Power of Local Public Health - Registration is now open for the 2018 NACCHO Annual Conference, to be held July 10–12 in New Orleans, LA. The theme for this year’s conference is Unleashing the Power of Local Public Health, designed to highlight the ways in which local public health officials have and will continue to positively affect health outcomes in communities across the nation through research, collaboration, and innovation.
    • Science of Team Science (SciTS) 2018 Conference - The Science of Team Science (SciTS) 2018 Conference will be held May 21-24, 2018 at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston, TX. The 2018 conference, hosted by the University of Texas Medical Branch Institute for Translational Sciences, will bring together thought leaders in the SciTS field, scientists engaged in team-based research, institutional leaders who promote collaborative research, policymakers, and federal agency representatives. Early bird registration is February 23, 2018. Abstracts due March 20, 2018.
    • Health And… Data Science and Public Action Conference - The “Health And… Data Science and Public Action” conference, hosted by the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health on May 21, 2018, will explore how researchers, the health sector, and communities can innovate in using data to improve health and well-being — and in putting data into citizen hands to catalyze action.
    • 25th Annual RAND Summer Institute - July 9-12, 2018, Santa Monica, CA. Two conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population: Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists; and Workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging. Interested researchers can apply for financial support covering travel and accommodations. Applications are due March 5, 2018.
    • AcademyHealth 2018 Annual Research Meeting - On June 24-26, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. The Annual Research Meeting (ARM) is the gathering place for individuals leading the charge to transform delivery systems and health care in a rapidly changing landscape.
    • 7th Annual Conference of the American Society of Health Economists - The American Society of Health Economists will hold their 7th Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia at Emory University on June 10 - 13. The theme of this year's conference is Economics and Public Health and aims to provide a forum for emerging ideas and empirical results of health economics research to be showcased and discussed. Registration for the conference will open February 2018.
    • 11th NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors - Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 8:00 am to 12 noon on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD. Each year, NIH honors the research trajectory and continuing influence of Dr. Matilda White Riley in the behavioral and social sciences across and beyond the NIH. Please register to attend this meeting in person.
    • Genomics for Social Scientists (GeSS) Workshop - Researchers from the University of Michigan invite you to apply to the Genomics for Social Scientists workshop, held at the University of Michigan June 18-22, 2018. The purpose of this NIA-sponsored workshop is to familiarize researchers with genetic data and provide hands-on training on incorporating genetic information into social science analyses. Applications are due February 9, 2018

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