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.

    • Workshop on Implementation of Digital Health Interventions - The National Cancer Institute (NCI) will host a “Sandpit” workshop (i.e., ideas lab) on October 28-31, 2018, in Potomac, Maryland. This intensive residential workshop will bring together a broad, multidisciplinary group of participants to generate new insights on the contextual factors (e.g., social, cultural, and organizational) that influence the implementation and uptake of digital health interventions for cancer prevention. Application materials must be submitted by July 18, 2018 at 5 p.m. EDT / 10 p.m. BST.
    • 2018 Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health; Call for Abstracts - The call for abstracts for the 11th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health is now open. Abstract Submission Deadline: Tuesday, July 24 at 5:00 p.m. ET.
    • Underserved and Socially Disadvantaged Groups; Linkages with Health and Health Care Differentials - Papers are invited for a special issue of Research in the Sociology of Health Care on "Underserved and Socially Disadvantaged Groups and Linkages with Health and Health Care Differentials." The issue will focus on macro-level system issues and micro-level issues involving the socially disadvantaged and underserved and other social factors as related to health and health care differentials. Send completed manuscripts or close to completed papers for review by December 3, 2018. Direct inquiries to Jennie.Kronenfeld@asu.edu.
    • National Longitudinal Surveys Feedback Survey - A brief 10-minute survey for those who have ever used any of the National Longitudinal Surveys.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Seventh International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society - October 5-6 2017 at the University of Denver, CO; proposals may be submitted any time.
    • Assistant/Associate Professor: Population, Family and Reproductive Health - The Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is recruiting two tenure-track faculty members at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful applicants will apply a life course perspective in pursuing innovative research addressing an area of Maternal, Fetal, and Perinatal Health; or Population Science. Deadline June 30, 2018.
    • NCI Postdoc: Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) - This postdoctoral training opportunity is for scientists and clinicians with an interest in working in cancer prevention. The CPFP provides its fellows an opportunity to develop independent research programs in cancer prevention. The centerpiece of the program is mentored, multidisciplinary research. With input from senior scientists, each fellow develops original scientific projects and reports findings at meetings and in leading journals. Application closes: August 25, 2018. The Program provides: • Competitive stipends, relocation expenses, health insurance benefits, and travel allowances • Support for up to four years • Opportunity to earn an MPH, sponsored by NCI • A cohort of fellows from STEM and other fields
    • Senior Program Officer (Social Sciences) for the Gulf Research Program - The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is hiring a Senior Program Officer to develop and manage programs or projects related to community resilience, health, and well-being. The Senior Program Officer will join our small, top-notch team to support a combination of program and grant management and analytical work. The work will require broad training in the social sciences and familiarity with a range of theoretical approaches, methodologies, and quantitative and qualitative analyses. Read the full job description at: http://bit.ly/2IVFJtY
    • Senior Hire in Community Health at University of North Carolina at Charlotte - The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Departments of Anthropology, Geography and Earth Sciences, Psychological Science, and Sociology are partnering to hire four faculty members who specialize in the social and cultural factors related to community health, health disparities, and/or health outcomes among diverse populations. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.
    • NIDA – Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator - The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research (DESPR) is currently recruiting two scientists to serve as Chief of the Prevention Research Branch and another to serve the Services Research Branch. Branch Chiefs will lead a talented professional group of scientists to stimulate and innovate grant-supported research, collaborative agreements, centers and research training. The positions will be posted at the GS-15 federal government salary grade, (annual salary range of $134,789 to $164,200), with separate announcements for current federal employees and other applicants. The positions will likely be posted on/around May 29, 2018 and remain open for 10 days. Anyone interested in either position should contact Dr. Bethany Deeds, Deputy Director, DESPR (deedsb@nida.nih.gov).
    • Faculty Position at the Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team – Health Equity - The Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team on American Indian and Rural Health Equity (MK-MDT) is recruiting a social epidemiologist or equivalent researcher to join our dynamic and growing core of faculty investigators and staff. The MK-MDT researches the synergistic occurrence of diabetes and dementia in Indigenous and rural populations using a social determinants of health lens. MK-MDT faculty investigators work in an interdisciplinary team science research environment. This is a tenure-track academic appointment at the rank of associate professor [or professor] to the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus. Rank and salary commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will be appointed as a faculty investigator and physically located with the MK-MDT, with academic home in the Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health. TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted online at https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs. Follow the "External Faculty and Staff Applicants" link and search by job posting "322777." To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there. Questions concerning the online application process should be directed to Ms. Tracy Kemp at tkemp1@d.umn.edu.
    • Biosocial Science Training Program at UNC - We are soliciting applications for a new Bio-Social training program that aims to promote and support interdisciplinary training of PhD students and Post-doctoral scholars from both the social sciences and biological/health sciences. The goal of this new and innovative training program is to produce scientists who will conduct truly integrative work that will address some of the most pressing health problems nationally and internationally. Trainees will have the opportunity to receive interdisciplinary mentorship and training in a wide array of content areas, ranging from social inequalities to biological processes. Trainees will enter from their respective disciplines and will identify a co-preceptor team comprised of a mentor from their home discipline and another representing their new interdisciplinary interest area from among the current training faculty. Requirements: Postdoctoral trainees must have received their PhD degree before the start date of the traineeship. Graduates from any academic program are eligible to apply. Applications submission is open. Please contact Sommer Barnes: sommer_barnes@unc.edu, for information on the application process.
    • Associate or Full Professor – Demography/Population Studies - The University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time faculty member at the Associate or Full Professor level with interests in demography and population studies who can actively and innovatively advance the missions of the University, the Minnesota Population Center (MPC), and its affiliated colleges and academic units. This is an open-discipline/area search. The tenure home will be determined based on the candidate’s background/interests, in consultation with the appropriate colleges and academic units, and in accordance with University policy. One-half of teaching and service obligations will be fulfilled in MPC as part of the population studies program. For more information at to apply online visit z.umn.edu/popfaculty18. If you have any questions about the positions or the application process, or to request application materials in an alternate format, please contact MPC Director Rob Warren via e-mail at mpc-jobs@umn.edu.
    • Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor Position - The Department of Family Medicine, Michigan State University (MSU) is looking to fill a tenure-track position to strengthen our health systems research focusing on implementation and population health research. Successful applicants will have a background in health systems research, innovative and patient-centered chronic disease management and prevention, and/or implementation research within healthcare systems or primary care settings. We are especially interested in applicants focusing on the prevention and better management of chronic somatic and mental disorders, implementation research, and the application of new technologies and artificial intelligence in healthcare. A track record of interdisciplinary and community-engaged research is desirable.
    • Vice Dean, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University - The College of Health Solutions (CHS) invites highly qualified individuals from disciplines related to health to apply for the position of Vice Dean. Earliest start date for this fiscal year appointment is July 1st, 2018 subject to negotiation. Initial close date for the position is 6/9/2018. Applications are reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • GESIS Social Science Genetics Workshop - The GESIS workshop week on "Behavioral Genetics in Social Science Research" takes place October 8-12, 2018 at GESIS Cologne, Germany.Three workshops during the week will familiarize social scientists with genetic data and offer hands-on training on how to incorporate genetic information into social science analyses. Participants may register for workshops separately or for the entire week. Selected participants will have the opportunity to make a poster presentation on their own work or idea on the evening of October 8, 2018. If interested, submit a short outline (about 0.5 pages) of the research idea or project by August 20, 2018.
    • Jefferson College of Population Health, Population Health Academy - The Population Health Academy is a 5-day course that provides a high-level overview of concepts in population health. This course is designed for health system leaders and key administrators seeking a comprehensive introduction to the subject. July 16th-20th in Philadelphia, PA.
    • NCI Postdoc: Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) - This postdoctoral training opportunity is for scientists and clinicians with an interest in working in cancer prevention. The CPFP provides its fellows an opportunity to develop independent research programs in cancer prevention. The centerpiece of the program is mentored, multidisciplinary research. With input from senior scientists, each fellow develops original scientific projects and reports findings at meetings and in leading journals. Application closes: August 25, 2018. The Program provides: • Competitive stipends, relocation expenses, health insurance benefits, and travel allowances • Support for up to four years • Opportunity to earn an MPH, sponsored by NCI • A cohort of fellows from STEM and other fields
    • Network Building for a Culture of Health - As RWJF begins the work of examining its approach to networks--and how we can connect with others to build a Culture of Health--we're pleased to be working with the Leadership Learning Community to offer free virtual trainings that provide a chance to learn about the importance of networks--as well as best practices for networks. Training sessions begin May 22 and go through Nov 14.
    • Biosocial Science Training Program at UNC - We are soliciting applications for a new Bio-Social training program that aims to promote and support interdisciplinary training of PhD students and Post-doctoral scholars from both the social sciences and biological/health sciences. The goal of this new and innovative training program is to produce scientists who will conduct truly integrative work that will address some of the most pressing health problems nationally and internationally. Trainees will have the opportunity to receive interdisciplinary mentorship and training in a wide array of content areas, ranging from social inequalities to biological processes. Trainees will enter from their respective disciplines and will identify a co-preceptor team comprised of a mentor from their home discipline and another representing their new interdisciplinary interest area from among the current training faculty. Requirements: Postdoctoral trainees must have received their PhD degree before the start date of the traineeship. Graduates from any academic program are eligible to apply. Applications submission is open. Please contact Sommer Barnes: sommer_barnes@unc.edu, for information on the application process.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Video Recording: Screening and referral for social determinants of health meeting - The Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research at the National Institute of Health hosted the Screening and Referral for Social Determinants of Health: Innovative Health Care Applications and Future Directions meeting on Thursday, May 3, 2018. The presentation sessions were recorded and archived and are now available. Scroll down below the video to click and see a specific session.
    • GESIS Social Science Genetics Workshop - The GESIS workshop week on "Behavioral Genetics in Social Science Research" takes place October 8-12, 2018 at GESIS Cologne, Germany.Three workshops during the week will familiarize social scientists with genetic data and offer hands-on training on how to incorporate genetic information into social science analyses. Participants may register for workshops separately or for the entire week. Selected participants will have the opportunity to make a poster presentation on their own work or idea on the evening of October 8, 2018. If interested, submit a short outline (about 0.5 pages) of the research idea or project by August 20, 2018.
    • Moving Forward Together: An Update on Building and Measuring a Culture of Health - In 2015 RWJF and the RAND Corporation developed an Action Framework and set of 41 National Measures to help individuals and organizations understand the vision and the opportunities for action. This 2018 update report reflects work done to understand how the Measures (refined now to a set of 35) have been, and can be, used by diverse constituents. Link to webinar on June 5th also included.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Full Summary – Contributions of Social and Behavioral Research in Addressing the Opioid Crisis - The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research convened this meeting as part of the NIH Cutting-Edge Science Meeting Series to End the Opioid Crisis. Participants included leaders and subject matter experts with diverse expertise in research and practice relevant to the opioid crisis. This summary includes an overview of that meeting.
    • Urbanization and Slums, Infectious Diseases in the Built Environment: Proceedings of a Workshop - To examine the role of the urban built environment in the emergence and reemergence of infectious diseases that affect human health, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine planned a public workshop. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
    • Aging and Disability, Beyond Stereotypes to Inclusion: Proceedings of a Workshop - To better understand how stereotypes affect older adults and individuals with disabilities, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, with support from AARP, convened a public workshop on October 10, 2017. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
    • Exploring Early Childhood Care and Education Levers to Improve Population Health: Proceedings of a Workshop - Experts from the health and the early childhood care and education fields gathered on September 14, 2017, in New York City at a workshop hosted by the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement. Both publications provide in-depth examination of and recommendations about the workforce for early childhood care and education and its financing. The workshop rapporteur has prepared this proceedings as a factual summation of the workshop.
    • The Safety and Quality of Abortion Care in the United States - The National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine offers a comprehensive review of the current state of the science related to the provision of safe, high-quality abortion services in the United States. This report considers 8 research questions and presents conclusions, including gaps in research.
    • Moving Forward Together: An Update on Building and Measuring a Culture of Health - In 2015 RWJF and the RAND Corporation developed an Action Framework and set of 41 National Measures to help individuals and organizations understand the vision and the opportunities for action. This 2018 update report reflects work done to understand how the Measures (refined now to a set of 35) have been, and can be, used by diverse constituents. Link to webinar on June 5th also included.
    • An American Crisis The Growing Absence of Black Men in Medicine and Science: Proceedings of a Joint Workshop (2018) - To better understand the factors that contribute to the low participation of Black men in the medical profession, facilitate discussion of current strategies used to increase their participation in medical education, and explore new strategies along the educational and professional pipeline that may have potential to increase participation in medicine, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Cobb Institute jointly convened a 2-day workshop in November 2017, in Washington, DC. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
    • Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes (2018) - Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes reviews and critically assesses the state of the emerging evidence about e-cigarettes and health. This report makes recommendations for the improvement of this research and highlights gaps that are a priority for future research.
    • Improving Health Research on Small Populations: Proceedings of a Workshop (2018) - Participants of this workshop considered ways of addressing the challenges of conducting epidemiological studies or intervention research with small population groups, including alternative study designs, innovative methodologies for data collection, and innovative statistical techniques for analysis.
    • Protecting the Health and Well-Being of Communities in a Changing Climate: Proceedings of a Workshop (2018) - Participants discussed the perspectives of civic, government, business, and health-sector leaders, and existing research, best practices, and examples that inform stakeholders and practitioners on approaches to support mitigation of and adaptation to climate change and its effects on population health. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
    • Exploring Equity in Multisector Community Health Partnerships - The Roundtable on Population Health Improvement explored how a variety of community-based organizations came together to achieve population health. To do so, the roundtable hosted a workshop in Oakland, California, on December 8, 2016, to explore multisector health partnerships that engage residents, reduce health disparities, and improve health and well-being. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
    • Getting to Zero Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities: A Comprehensive Approach to a Persistent Problem (2018) - This report examines which interventions are most promising to prevent injuries and death from alcohol-impaired driving, the barriers to action and approaches to overcome them, and which interventions need to be changed or adopted. This report makes broad-reaching recommendations that will serve as a blueprint for the nation to accelerate the progress in reducing alcohol-impaired driving fatalities.
    • The Challenge of Treating Obesity and Overweight: Proceedings of a Workshop - The Roundtable on Obesity Solutions held a workshop in Washington, DC, titled “The Challenge of Treating Obesity and Overweight: A Workshop.” The workshop featured invited presentations and discussions that explored what is known about current obesity treatment approaches and the challenges involved in implementing them. This Proceedings of a Workshop summarizes information presented and discussed at the workshop and reflects the knowledge and opinions of individual workshop participants.
    • Building the Science of Population Health: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program 2001–2016 and Beyond - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health & Society Scholars (HSS) program has just released a new report that summarizes how the program was carried out and highlights lessons learned based on 13 years of experience in producing interdisciplinary population health scientists.

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