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.

  • American Psychosomatic Society Annual Meeting on Health Equity - On behalf of the program planning committee, we are writing to invite you and your colleagues to submit your work to the 78th annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, which will take place March 11-14, 2020 at the Hilton Long Beach in Long Beach, CA. The theme of the 2020 meeting is “Achieving Health Equity: Opportunities for Psychosomatic Science”. The abstract submission window is now open through October 18th.

    Special Issue of Journal of Health and Social Behavior on "Medical Sociology: Findings, Challenges, and Future Directions" - This special issue seeks to identify our key contributions to the sociological study of health, illness, and healing systems (since 2000), engage shortcomings of major research streams in Medical Sociology, and outline important and innovative directions for the field. A short abstract (250 words) describing the paper’s goals should be submitted by December 15, 2019.

    Genus; Call for Papers for the Changes in Sexual Behavior of Young People - This thematic series will assess recent changes in the sexual behavior of young people, and is particularly interested in contributions that address the topic from a life course perspective, or that consider gender dynamics, at-risk behaviors, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual satisfaction, sexual harassment, sexuality and peers, sexuality and parenting and age norms, non-heterosexual orientation and behaviors, or methods to collect and verify data on youth sexual behavior, both in developed and developing countries. Deadline is November 30th, 2019.

    Section on Chronic Disease and Disability at the Western Social Science Association Annual Conference - We are writing to invite you to submit an abstract of a paper, panel, or roundtable for presentation in the Chronic Disease and Disability section of the Western Social Science Association 62th Annual Conference April 1 – 4, 2020, in Portland Oregon. Find "Chronic Disease & Disability" section and submit by December 1, 2020.

    European Population Conference 2020 - The European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) invites submissions to the European Population Conference 2020 which will be held in Padova, Italy from 24-27 June 2020. The deadline for submissions is 1 November 2019. Kieron Barclay is organizing the section on Health, Wellbeing and Morbidity.

    Call for Papers from Research in the Sociology of Health Care: Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Other Social Characteristics as Factors in Health and Health Care Disparities - Papers dealing with macro-level system issues and micro-level issues involving health and health care disparities. 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 2, 2019. For an initial indication of interest in outlines or abstracts, please contact the same address no later than November 1, 2019.

  • Associate Professor Science of Health Care Delivery - ASU’s College of Health Solutions seeks a full-time, 9-month tenure-eligible faculty member at the rank of associate professor in the area of health systems. Successful candidates will be energized by our innovative and collaborative environment and our focus on improving health outcomes. We seek candidates who will advance our interdisciplinary research, educate future health leaders, and reimagine health to create a better future for people and communities. It’s an exciting time at ASU’s College of Health Solutions, and we invite you to learn more.

    Assistant Professor - Substance Abuse - Penn State University - The Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education of Pennsylvania State University seeks candidates for a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a 65% research and 35% extension responsibility and with the expectation of membership in the graduate faculty as well as faculty affiliate status with the appropriate Penn State center of excellence. This position is part of The Pennsylvania State University's recently launched Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA); https://CombatSubstanceAbuse.ssri.psu.edu, which seeks colleagues whose research interests and expertise fit within the broad areas of pathways to addiction, criminal justice, and/or spillover effects of harmful substance use and abuse to families and communities. Penn State is committed to building its research, education and outreach capacity to address the complex problem of substance misuse and abuse and will hire up to twelve new faculty members over the next four years. Starting Date: July 1, 2020 or as negotiated. Review of candidates will begin on November 1, 2019 and remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

    Postdoctoral Fellowship in Implementation Science in Cancer Control - The Brown School and Division of Public Health Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis seek applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Washington University Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control, which conducts implementation science research to eliminate cancer disparities in rural and other underserved communities. Current openings address methods development and applications in Implementation Science. However, all applications will be considered, on a rolling basis. To apply, send cover letter, curriculum vitae and professional reference list to Dr. Ross Brownson at rbrownson@wustl.edu and Dr. Graham Colditz at colditzg@wustl.edu.

    Professor & Head of the Department of Community and Behavioral Health - The University of Iowa, College of Public Health seeks a dedicated and experienced leader for the Head of the Department of Community and Behavioral Health (CBH). The Head will be appointed at the level of Professor with Tenure and will report to the Dean. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries regarding the position can be made to Dr. Peter S. Thorne, the Search Committee Chair, at peter-thorne@uiowa.edu.

    Emory University; Sociology of Health Tenure Track - The Department of Sociology at Emory University invites applications for a tenure-track position focusing on the Sociology of Health. This position will be at the level of Assistant Professor or, for the extraordinary file, tenured at the Associate Professor level, and it will commence in Fall 2020. Application review will begin on October 9, 2019. Applications received up to 30 days after review begins will receive full consideration.

    The Lab @ DC; Social Scientist and Senior Social Scientist - The Lab @ DC is currently looking for a Social Scientist and Senior Social Scientist to join their work. An ideal candidate for the Senior Social Scientist position is an established faculty member with a strong publication record and desire to do public service (tenured or tenure-track). For the Social Scientist positions they're looking for an early career PhD or ABD. The first review of candidates will begin on October 16th, 2019.

    University of Michigan; Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - The Department of Health Management and Policy (HMP) at the University of Michigan is seeking a faculty member at any level-assistant, associate or full professor. We are interested in candidates with expertise specific to all areas of the health sector and from related areas of research, including but not limited to strategic management, quality improvement, organizational change, and team and professional dynamics. Application review will begin on October 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

    Society for Research in Child Development; Senior Policy Associate - SRCD seeks a Senior Policy Associate to join its Policy Team to produce policy-related products and engage in activities that (1) effectively summarize and translate developmental research into actionable and useful recommendations for child and family policy, and (2) communicate the needs and interests of policymakers to SRCD’s members. We will begin reviewing applications on October 7, 2019. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Louisiana State University; Department of Sociology Assistant Professor - The Department of Sociology at Louisiana State University invites applications for one tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Sociology. The department seeks applicants with a specialization in Environmental Sociology and/or Sociology of Health to enhance the departmental and program strengths. Application is open until position is filled.

    Columbus University: Mervin W. Susser Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program - The Mervyn W. Susser Post-doctoral Fellowship Program aims to support young investigators to develop research careers studying prevention and treatment of adverse outcomes that arise in the early phases of life, including neurodevelopmental conditions of childhood and pediatric HIV infection. Exposures that occur in the pre- and perinatal period that may affect later outcomes are of special interest. Application deadline is February 1, 2019.

    Washington State University - Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development - The Department of Human Development at Washington State University within the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) seeks candidates for a tenure track Assistant Professor with scholarly expertise in prevention science and health disparities/health equity.

    The University of Texas at Austin; Department of Sociology; Diversity in Cognitive Functioning in Late Life - The Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking a faculty member to contribute to a University-wide cluster hiring initiative in Diversity in Cognitive Functioning in Late Life. We are seeking a productive scholar whose research focuses on advancing understanding of cognitive aging and dementias in diverse populations. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019

    Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies; Sloan Fellowship on Aging and Work - The Sloan Fellowship on Aging and Work is a two-year, interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellowship that addresses the challenges of aging societies and labor force participation in the U.S. The HCPDS is able to offer this program thanks to generous funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Deadline to apply is Monday, December 2, 2019, 3:00 p.m. EST.

    Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies; Bell Fellowship - The Bell Fellowship Program provides opportunities for research and leadership training in a two-year, non-degree program for researchers and practitioners in the field of population and development. Most fellows will have interests that match the focal areas of HCPDS: Social & Environmental Determinants of Population Health, Aging Societies, Workplace & Well-Being, Social & Family Demography. Deadline to apply is Monday, December 2, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. EST.

    Assistant Professor-Prevention Science/Health Equity - Washington State University - The Department of Human Development (HD) at Washington State University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with scholarly expertise in prevention science and health disparities/health equity. This is a 9-month, tenure-track full-time faculty position to begin August 16, 2020, or as negotiated at the university's main campus in Pullman, Washington. Screening of application materials begins October 25, 2019 and will continue until position is filled.

    University of Arkansas; Department of Sociology and Criminology Assistant Professor - The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a research focus in health. Salary is very competitive, with a typical teaching load of two courses per semester. Completed applications received by October 18, 2019, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

    Brandeis University; Heller School of Public Policy Faculty Appointment - The Heller School for Social Policy and Management invites applications and nominations for a faculty position in Disability Policy. We are seeking a scholar whose research and teaching apply to issues of disability policy. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

    The University of Texas at Austin: Department of Sociology Open Rank - The Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking a faculty member to contribute to a University-wide cluster hiring initiative in biosocial approaches to understanding health disparities. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019.

    Indiana University; Assistant Professor of Sociology - The Department of Sociology, IU School of Liberal Arts, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Medical Sociology with a secondary specialization in gender and/or sexuality. The position begins August 1, 2020 and applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Sociology completed by the start date. Apply by October 15th for best consideration.

    Baby's First Year Study; Postdoc - We are seeking one or more post-doctorate candidates to apply for postdoctoral funding to work with a principal investigator of the Baby’s First Years Study, through an NIH administrative supplement. The candidates must meet the NIH’s specified eligibility as a member of an under-represented group in the health-related sciences. Applications will be reviewed as received. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; Assistant Professor - The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB Health) is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant Professor to join the faculty in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health (PMCH) The mission of our department is to apply interdisciplinary expertise toward improving health and function and reducing health inequities across communities. Review of applications will begin immediately.

    The University of Texas at San Antonio; College for Health, Community & Policy Founding Dean - The Dean will serve as the chief academic officer for the College for Health, Community & Policy with responsibility for developing a comprehensive, ambitious, and dynamic vision for the College’s future. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled.

    New York University Shanghai Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Global Public Health - NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for a position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor in Global Public Health. We seek candidates who have completed a doctorate in an area of public health science, population health and health disparities, urban planning, or a closely related applied field, including the social science disciplines. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

    Wayne State University; Department Chair, Public Health - The Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position as Chair of a newly formed, undergraduate-serving Department of Public Health. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019, and will continue until an excellent applicant is identified.

    Cornell University; Division of Nutritional Sciences, Associate/Full Professor - The Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) at Cornell University invites applications for a 9-month, full salaried, tenured/tenure-track position at the rank of associate or full professor. We seek candidates with demonstrated research excellence in nutrition and health inequalities in the US with a focus in maternal and child nutrition, obesity, chronic disease, application of sociological, cultural and behavioral theory in nutrition interventions and evaluation, food insecurity, and/or other areas. Review of applications will begin in late October of 2019 and will continue until this position has been filled.

    Postdoctoral Scholar - Biosocial Training Program - The Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position with the NICHD-funded T32 training program, “From Biological to Social Processes: Interdisciplinary Training in Life Course Research”. This program aims to promote and support interdisciplinary training of PhD students and postdoctoral scholars from both the social sciences and biological/health sciences. Applications submitted by Monday, December 2, 2019 will be considered first.

    University of New Hampshire; Department of Sociology Assistant Professor - The Department of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in medical sociology and/or race and ethnicity to begin in the 2020 fall semester. Review of applicants will begin on October 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

    Montclair State University; Assistant Professor of Medical Sociology - The Department of Sociology at Montclair State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2020. We seek a sociologist with expertise in Medical Sociology/ Sociology of Health with strong quantitative skills. Ph.D. in Sociology. Doctorate should be completed by August 1, 2020.

    Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cancer Prevention and Control - The Public Health Sciences Division in the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is seeking applicants for Postdoc Fellowships. Applications in the following areas will be prioritized: cancer disparities, implementation science, shared decision making, community-based cancer prevention and control. However, all applications will be considered. See link for eligibility requirements. To apply: email application, cover letter, CV, and professional references to Blanka Hodzic at bhodzic@wustl.edu

    The University of Miami; Chair of Sociology - The University of Miami is searching for a senior scholar (Professor) in Sociology in one of the three fields of specialization in which the department has existing strengths: Criminology; Medical Sociology; and Race, Ethnic Relations, and Immigration. Preference will be given to applications received on or before October 11, 2019, although we will continue to consider applications until the position is filled

    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine; Research Project Specialist - The primary function of this position is to provide research operational support for community based population science and policy activities for the Department of Population Science and Policy (PSP) and its affiliated faculty. Please contact Amanda Fogleman at afogleman@siumed.edu

    Department Chair for Health Sciences, School of Health Professions, University of Missouri-Columbia - The University of Missouri – Columbia (MU), invites nominations and applications for the Department Chair of Health Sciences, within the School of Health Professions. The Department Chair for Health Sciences will lead a diverse team of award-winning faculty and staff members. Department faculty and staff are conducting significant interdisciplinary work in the areas of health policy, community health, health services, rehabilitation, social determinants of health, and public health. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicant material should be received by October 20th, 2019.

    Advanced masters or PhD Researcher University of Chicago - The Lindau Lab at the University of Chicago is seeking an experienced masters or PhD-level researcher to address pressing problems affecting health and human flourishing. Current funding from NCI, NIMHD, NIA, AHRQ and other sources. Looking for scholars with advanced quantitative skills in epidemiology or public health, public policy, economics, health services research or related fields with experience and interest in community-engaged research approaches to population health, women's health, female sexuality, aging, and applications of health information technology. Looking for high energy, passionate individual seeking long-term role and partnership with an experienced physician scientist.

    California State University, East Bay; Assistant Professor of Sociology - California State University, East Bay is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area. The Department of Sociology offers its diverse student population a rich array of courses in sociology, covering a wide range of social institutions, sociological perspectives, and methods of inquiry. We are seeking a specialist in sociology of mental health, preferably with experience teaching Mental Health or Medical Sociology related courses. Faculty will begin reviewing files on August 19th, 2019. The position is open until filled.

    The University of British Columbia; Department of Sociology Assistant Professor - The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for two tenure-stream faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. The substantive area of specialization for these two positions is open although the department has identified preferential areas including sociology of health and illness, gender/feminist sociology, and migration. Review of applications will begin on September 16, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.

    Western Michigan University; Assistant/Associate Professor of Sociology - Duties will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses related to public health disparities and to race and ethnicity as well as essential studies and other courses as needed. Produce scholarly publications and pursue grant support, especially in multidisciplinary approaches to public health solutions.

    Dartmouth College; School of Arts & Sciences, Assistant Professor - The Department of Sociology invites applications at the tenure-track Assistant Professor. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Sociology or a related field before the appointment begins and should have research and teaching expertise in inequality, broadly construed. Special consideration will be given to candidates who can contribute to one or more of our research areas (Health, Political and Economic Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, and Social Psychology) and to our core undergraduate curriculum. Dartmouth will begin reviewing applications on September 1, 2019.

    University of Washington; Assistant Professor of Sociology on Health Disparities - The Department of Sociology at the University of Washington invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor who specializes in the sociological study of health disparities. The position will begin on September 16, 2020 and is a full time position with a 9-month service period. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019.

    University of California, Berkeley; Department of Demography, Postdoctoral Fellow - The UC Berkeley Department of Demography seeks applicants for two postdoctoral research positions to study demography of aging and population sciences, broadly defined. The two T32 postdoctoral positions are funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), complementing UC Berkeley’s NIA-funded Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging. Applications will be accepted through December 13 but apply by August 27, 2019 to ensure full consideration.

    NIH; Statistical Analysis, Measurement, and Informatics Fellowship in Cancer-Related Behavioral Research - The National Cancer Institute’s Behavioral Research Program (BRP) seeks to recruit a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellow. This full-time fellowship position in BRP’s Office of the Associate Director provides outstanding opportunities for training and professional development. CRTA Fellows interact daily with researchers in public health, behavioral medicine, and cancer prevention. This announcement will remain active until the position has been filled. Start date is negotiable, though summer or fall 2019 is preferred.

    Assistant Professor, Human geographer studying health and climate change - The Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington (Seattle) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek a human geographer studying health and climate change, with emphasis on socio-spatial disparities and/or environmental justice. Any regional specialty welcome. We welcome, but do not require, candidates whose work engages with intersectional approaches (including decolonial, feminist, and/or Indigenous) or computational approaches, or demonstrates commitments to public engagement and community-based research. Anticipated start date is September 16, 2020.

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine: Division Head and Associate Director - Applications are invited for a full-time behavioral researcher at the level of Associate Professor/Professor to head the new Division of Health Behavior Research and Implementation Science in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health (DEPH) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and to lead community outreach and engagement (COE) efforts in the NCI-designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center (AECC). Open until filled.

    Michigan State University: Research Associate - Do you love data? Seeking a highly motivated Research Associate (RA) to join a research team housed in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Michigan State University (MSU) and lead by Dr. Claire Margerison (http://www.epi.msu.edu/faculty/margerison/). The RA will be primarily responsible for data management and analysis of large administrative and survey datasets in support of research examining impacts of health and social policies on maternal and child health.

    Assistant Professor Utah State - The Department of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology at Utah State University invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment begins in August 2020. We seek candidates who can contribute to our Demography and Community/Environment specialization areas through a research and teaching emphasis on either (1) community and/or environmental health (e.g., environmental health disparities) or (2) the dynamic interplay between population and the environment (e.g., the effects of climate change on migration). Review of applications will begin on October 7, 2019.

    Universidad Mayor; Open-rank full-time faculty position at the Society and Health Research Center - The Society and Health Research Center at Universidad Mayor is seeking candidates for an open-rank full-time faculty position starting on 2019. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until the position is filled.

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Implementation Science in Cancer Control - The Brown School and Division of Public Health Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis seek applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Washington University Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control, which conducts implementation science research to eliminate cancer disparities in rural and other underserved communities. Current openings address methods development and applications in Implementation Science. However, all applications will be considered, on a rolling basis. To apply, send cover letter, curriculum vitae and professional reference list to Dr. Ross Brownson at rbrownson@wustl.edu and Dr. Graham Colditz at colditzg@wustl.edu.

    NIH Medical Research Scholars Program - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) is a comprehensive, year long research enrichment program designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical, dental, and veterinary students to the intramural campus of the NIH in Bethesda, MD. Applications are due by January 10, 2020.

    National Science Foundation Enabling Program - The Enabling Program is a National Science Foundation-supported initiative aimed at developing junior faculty to become excellent scholars in their individual disciplines as well as in the broader hazards and disasters research community. The Enabling Program is accepting applications for fellows between September 4 and October 18, 2019.

    Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cancer Prevention and Control - The Public Health Sciences Division in the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is seeking applicants for Postdoc Fellowships. Applications in the following areas will be prioritized: cancer disparities, implementation science, shared decision making, community-based cancer prevention and control. However, all applications will be considered. See link for eligibility requirements. To apply: email application, cover letter, CV, and professional references to Blanka Hodzic at bhodzic@wustl.edu

    Introduction to Implementation Science at APHA 2019 Annual Meeting - The purpose of this course is to provide participants with an orientation to implementation science, which addresses the gap between research evidence and routine practice. This course is targeted to public health practitioners, researchers and community health workers at all stages in their careers, who are interested in understanding the rationale for and application of implementation science and its importance to public health. November 3rd, 2019 8am.

    Population Health Academy - The Population Health Academy is a week-long intensive professional development program that provides a comprehensive overview of the tenets of population health, including the key components of creating a population health model/framework. The summer Population Health Academy will be July 29-August 2 and the fall will be October 14-18.

  • Cornell University Population Center Postdoctoral Fellowship - The Cornell Population Center (CPC) invites applicants for the Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellowships. The fellowships stand as a testament to the profound difference Frank Rhodes has made at Cornell by furthering scholarship and research in areas related to poverty alleviation, support for the elderly and disadvantaged children and youth, public health, and human rights. Screening of applications begins December 2, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

    The Intersection of Sex and Gender Influences on Health and Disease - NIH RFA-OD-19-029; The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to invite R01 applications on the influence and intersection of sex and gender in health and disease including: (1) research applications that examine sex and gender factors and their intersection in understanding health and disease; and (2) research that addresses one of the five objectives from Strategic Goal 1 of the new 2019-2023 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women's Health Research "Advancing Science for the Health of Women." Letter of intent is due by October 26, 2019. Application due date is November 25, 2019

    Limited Competition: Specialized Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research - NIH RFA-MD-20-001, This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from eligible institutions of higher education for specialized center grants to support multidisciplinary research, research capacity building, and community-engaged research activities focused on understanding and reducing or eliminating environmental health disparities, defined as inequities in population health mediated by disproportionate adverse exposures associated with the physical, chemical, social and built environments. Letter of intent due 30 days prior to application due date. Application due date is November 22, 2019.

    Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health Disparities - NSF PAR-19-372 (related notices NOT-OD-19-128, NOT-OD-19-137). The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to support and accelerate human epigenomic investigations focused on identifying and characterizing the mechanisms by which social experiences at various stages in life, both positive and negative, affect gene function and thereby influence health trajectories or modify disease risk in racial/ethnic minority and other health disparity populations. Letter of intent is due October 7, 2019 by 5pm local time and application is due November 6, 2019.

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation’s most comprehensive learning experience at the nexus of health, science, and policy in Washington, D.C. Deadline for reference letters is November 4th and preliminary application is due November 6th.

    Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health - Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, funds research that expands the evidence base needed to build a Culture of Health. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

    Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health: 2019 Call for Proposals - Systems for Action is a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that helps to build the evidence base for a Culture of Health by rigorously testing new ways of connecting the nation’s fragmented medical, social, and public health systems. Studies conducted through the program test innovative mechanisms for aligning delivery and financing systems for medical, social, and public health services, with a focus on the effects of these mechanisms on health and health equity. Applications are due November 6, 2019 at 3pm ET.

    NIH; Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research - NOT-OD-19-118; This Notice replaces NOT-OD-18-199. The NIH invites qualified health professionals who contractually agree to engage in NIH mission-relevant research for an average of at least 20 hours each week for at least two years, initially, to apply for an award in the Extramural LRP. Extramural LRP applications are accepted annually from September 1 through November 15, 8:00 p.m. EST. There will be a technical assistance webinar September 23 - details at https://bit.ly/2kQVQii.

    Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Grants - Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy grants aim to support emerging scholars through small grants. Applicants must be current PhD (or DrPH) candidates who are working on their dissertation.

    NIH High-Risk High-Reward Program - The High-Risk, High-Reward Research program supports exceptionally creative scientists pursuing highly innovative research with the potential for broad impact in biomedical, behavioral, or social sciences within the NIH mission. The program's four constituent NIH Director's awards provide a diverse set of funding opportunities: Pioneer Award, New Innovator Award, Transformative Research Award, and Early Independence Award. Individuals from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

    Notice of Special Interest in Research on the Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations - This Notice from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities encourages research that describes the biological, clinical, behavioral, and social processes that affect the health and development of SGM populations and individuals and their families, and that leads to the development of acceptable and appropriate health interventions and health service delivery methods that will enhance health and development of these populations. Regular NIH deadlines apply.

    NIH: Notice of Interest in Long-term Maintenance of Behavior Change Research - The NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices (ICOs) listed on this notice are interested expressly in competitive renewal (type 2) applications that propose continued research with participants from a previously funded behavioral intervention to see if and how behaviors were maintained.

    CNH2: Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems - The CNH2 Program supports research projects that advance basic scientific understanding of integrated socio-environmental systems and the complex interactions (dynamics, processes, and feedbacks) within and among the environmental (biological, physical and chemical) and human ("socio") (economic, social, political, or behavioral) components of such a system. Full proposal deadline is February 14, 2019 and November 15, 2019.

    Notice of Special Interest in Understanding Factors in Infancy and Early Childhood (Birth to 24 months) That Influence Obesity Development - NOT-DK-19-007; The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), and Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) of an area of special interest in understanding factors in infancy and early childhood (birth to 24 months) that influence the development of obesity.

    Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) - This National Science Foundation solicitation supports the development of innovative analytical and statistical methods and models for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. MMS seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded in theory, and have potential utility for multiple fields within the social, behavioral, and economic sciences. As part of its larger portfolio, the MMS Program partners with a consortium of federal statistical agencies to support research proposals that further the production and use of official statistics. Multiple mechanisms supported. First deadline January 31, 2019; see link for subsequent deadlines.

    Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention are making funds available to supplement specific types of research grants to improve the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research. Due dates vary by awarding IC.

    Testing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional) - PAR-18-324: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to fund highly innovative and promising research that tests multi-level physical activity intervention programs acting on at least two levels of the socio-ecological model and designed to increase health-enhancing physical activity. Applications due for new applicants October 5, 2018 and June 5 2019. Resubmissions are November 5, 2018 and July 5, 2019.

    Diet and Physical Activity Assessment Methodology - PA-18-856 (R01, Clinical Trial Not Allowed), PA-18-112 (R21, Clinical Trial Not Allowed).This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages innovative research to enhance the quality of measurements of dietary intake and physical activity. Standard NIH Deadlines Apply.

    NIOSH Exploratory/Developmental Grant Program (R21) - PAR-18-789; NIOSH supports exploratory and developmental research projects (R21) that identify and address novel scientific ideas or new model systems, tools, or technologies with the potential for significant impact on occupational safety and health. Application due July 19, 2018 for new applications and August 10 for resubmission and revision applications. For future dates through November 2023, standard NIH dates apply.

    Research on the Health of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Populations - NICHD (and other NIH institutions) invite R01 and R21 applications for Research on the Health of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Populations including both youth and adults who are questioning their gender identity and those individuals who are making or who have made a transition from being identified as one gender to the other. Multiple awards may be made under each announcement. Program eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Standard due dates apply for R01 and R21 grants.

    Testing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional) - PAR-17-306: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to fund highly innovative and promising research that tests multi-level physical activity intervention programs acting on at least two levels of the socio-ecological model and designed to increase health-enhancing physical activity: 1) in persons or groups that can benefit from such activity; and 2) that could be made scalable and sustainable for broad use across the nation. Applications due February 5, 2018, October 5, 2018, and subsequent dates listed in the announcement.

    Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health - Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, funds research that expands the evidence base needed to build a Culture of Health. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

    Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program  (IUCRC) - NSF: develop long-term partnerships (research centers) among industry, academe, and government. Preliminary proposals due each year on the 3rd Wednesday of April and 3rd Wednesday of October; full proposals due each year on the third Wednesday in June and the third Wednesday in December.

    RWJF Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposals - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks out and supports pioneering ideas and innovative solutions to foster a Culture of Health in America.

    Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging (R01, R21) - NIH PAR-17-321; These funding opportunity announcements encourage applications at the intersection of HIV and aging by addressing two overarching objectives: 1) to improve understanding of biological, clinical, and socio-behavioral aspects of aging through the lens of HIV infection and its treatment; and 2) to improve approaches for testing, prevention, and treatment of HIV infection, and management of HIV-related comorbidities, co-infections, and complications in different populations and cultural settings by applying our current understanding of aging science. Contains links for companion announcement PAR-17-320 (R21). Standard NIH Deadlines apply.

    Clinical and Epidemiological Research on Chronic Disease in the Caribbean (R01) - PAR-17-470; R01 Program announcement; Application deadlines: November 15, 2017, November 15, 2018, and November 15, 2019.

    Addressing the Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages Among Immigrant Populations (R01, R21) - PA-17-041; The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support innovative research to understand uniquely associated factors (biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental) that contribute to health disparities or health advantages among U.S. immigrant populations. Standard NIH deadlines apply. Contains companion link for PA-17-042 (R21)

    Research on the Health of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Populations (R01, R21) - PA-17-478; This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) calls for research on the health of transgender and gender nonconforming people of all ages. Contains companion link for PA-17-477 (R21). Standard NIH deadlines apply.

    Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) - NIH PAR-17-484; The purpose of this initiative is to support collaborative research between Tribal Epidemiology Centers and extramural investigators on topics related to minority health and health disparities in American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Application due December 4th, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Contains companion link for PAR-17-483, R21.

    Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) - PAR-17-464; The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage exploratory developmental research to improve Native American (NA) health. Deadline May 14, 2018, 2019, 2020.

    Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions among Immigrant Populations (R01) - PA-17-043: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support innovative research to develop and implement effective interventions to address health disparities among U.S. immigrant populations. Standard NIH application dates apply.

    Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): Population, Clinical and Applied Prevention Research - NIH: PAR-18-847, R01. PAR-18-848, R21. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to support studies on electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) that examine population-based, clinical and applied prevention of disease, including etiology of use, epidemiology of use, potential risks, benefits and impacts on other tobacco use behavior among different populations. Standard R01, R21 dates apply.

    Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Awards in Mobile and Wireless Health Technology and Data Analytics - PAR-18-882, clinical trial required: The goal of the program is to support the development of research capability in mobile and wireless health technology. Special emphasis will be given to independent behavioral and social sciences investigators who seek to train in a STEM discipline or to STEM scientists who which to train in a behavioral and social science discipline. Application due July 12, 2019, July 12, 2020. See PAR-18-881 for the version where clinical trial is not allowed.

    Feasibility Studies to Build Collaborative Partnerships in Cancer Research (P20 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) - PAR-18-911; Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites P20 planning grant applications for developing collaborative partnerships between institutions serving underserved health disparity populations and underrepresented students (ISUPS) and NCI-designated Cancer Centers. Application due date is November 14.

    Leveraging Health Information Technology (Health IT) to Address Minority Health and Health Disparities - PAR-19-093 (R01), This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks to support research that examines how health information technology adoption impacts minority health and health disparity populations in access to care, quality of care, patient engagement, and health outcomes. Letter of intent due 30 days prior to application due date. Due date for 2019 is March 4th.

  • Colloquium on Population Health and Health Equity: Immigrant Health - This is a forum on the role of University of California San Fransisco's role as an academic medical center in addressing ongoing challenges to immigrant health and the current political landscape for immigrants and refugees entering the US. Webinar is available. October 23, 2019 9am-4:30pm PDT.

    Action Collaborative: How businesses can engage in community health, and considerations for how to better target and develop their investments - On October 21, 2019 1-2:30pm the Action Collaborative will hold a webinar. Eileen McNeely, PhD and Aaron Hipp, PhD will be speakers with Megan Collado, MPH as moderator.

    Workshop 2 for the Committee on Developing a Behavioral and Social Science Research Agenda on AD/ADRD - The Decadal Survey of Behavioral and Social Science Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias will hold its second public workshop on October 17, 2019.

    Reimagined in America; What can the world teach us about building a culture of health? - November 21st at 1:30 p.m. ET, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will be discussing how we can tackle social isolation and strengthen social connectedness in our communities, inspired by ideas from around the world.

    American Psychosomatic Society Annual Meeting on Health Equity - On behalf of the program planning committee, we are writing to invite you and your colleagues to submit your work to the 78th annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, which will take place March 11-14, 2020 at the Hilton Long Beach in Long Beach, CA. The theme of the 2020 meeting is “Achieving Health Equity: Opportunities for Psychosomatic Science”. The abstract submission window is now open through October 18th.

    Section on Chronic Disease and Disability at the Western Social Science Association Annual Conference - We are writing to invite you to submit an abstract of a paper, panel, or roundtable for presentation in the Chronic Disease and Disability section of the Western Social Science Association 62th Annual Conference April 1 – 4, 2020, in Portland Oregon. Find "Chronic Disease & Disability" section and submit by December 1, 2020.

    How Businesses Can Engage in Community Health and Considerations for How to Better Target and Develop Their Investments - On October 21, 2019, at 1pm ET, Eileen McNeely and Aaron Hipp will each share research through a Webinar on how business can engage in community health and considerations for how to better target and develop their investments.

    27th Annual National Symposium on Family Issues - Families and Food - The 2019 National Symposium on Family Issues in State College, PA will provide an overview of the many interconnections between families and food. October 21-22, 2019

    International Conference on Stigma - The 10th Annual International Conference on Stigma will be held on Friday November 22, 2019 at the Howard University Cramton Auditorium at 2455 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    National Communication Association 105th Annual Conference: Communication for Survival - The NCA's 105th Annual Conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland on November 14-17, 2019.

    American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting - The 2019 meeting will take place November 13 - 16, 2019 in San Francisco, CA at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. The theme for the meeting is Criminology in the New Era: Confronting Injustice and Inequalities. The last day of registration is October 27, 2019.

    American Evaluation Association Annual Conference; Path to the Future of Evaluation - American Evaluation Association (AEA) 33rd Annual Conference will take place November 11th-16th 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Registration closes November 8th, 2019.

    NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival - SAVE THE DATE: Friday, December 6, 2019 — NIH Campus, Natcher Conference Center (Bldg. 45). The Annual NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival will be hosted by OBSSR and the NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Coordinating Committee. The purpose of the festival is to highlight recently funded behavioral and social sciences research that the NIH supports; bring together behavioral and social scientists within the NIH extramural and intramural communities to network with each other and share scientific ideas; and explore ways to advance behavioral and social sciences research.

    Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Conference - The APPAM fall conference, Rising to the Challenge: Engaging Diverse Perspectives on Issues and Evidence, will convene November 7–9, 2019 in Denver, CO.

    2019 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference - The National Council on Family Relations will hold its annual conference from November 20-November 23, 2019 in Fort-Worth, Texas. This years theme is 'Family Sustainability: Contextualizing Relationships within Evolving Systems'.

  • Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation's Health (2019) - This report examines the potential for integrating services addressing social needs and the social determinants of health into the delivery of health care to achieve better health outcomes. This report assesses approaches to social care integration currently being taken by health care providers and systems, and new or emerging approaches and opportunities; current roles in such integration by different disciplines and organizations, and new or emerging roles and types of providers; and current and emerging efforts to design health care systems to improve the nation's health and reduce health inequities.

    Investing in Interventions That Address Non-Medical, Health-Related Social Needs: Proceedings of a Workshop (2019) - To explore the potential effect of addressing non-medical health-related social needs on improving population health and reducing health care spending in a value-driven health care delivery system, the NASEM held a full-day public workshop titled Investing in Interventions that Address Non-Medical, Health-Related Social Needs on April 26, 2019, in Washington, DC. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

    Sentinel Communities: How Communities Work Toward Health - Since 2016, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have monitored activities related to how a Culture of Health is developing in 30 diverse communities around the country. They have analyzed these communities’ efforts to promote health and well-being through the lens of our Action Framework, and they have described them in community-specific reports.

    The Effects of Incarceration and Reentry on Community Health and Well-Being: Proceedings of a Workshop (2019) - The National Academies convened a workshop on June 6, 2018 to investigate the connection between incarceration and health inequities to better understand the distributive impact of incarceration on low-income families and communities of color. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions of the workshop.

    New Data on How We’re Measuring a Culture of Health - Four years ago, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation introduced a Culture of Health Action Framework and measures to help us track the nation’s progress toward becoming a country that values health everywhere, for everyone. Today they share progress to date.

    Improving Access to and Equity of Care for People with Serious Illness: Proceedings of a Workshop (2019) - On April 4, 2019, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop to investigate barriers, policy initiatives, and opportunities for improving access to and equity of care for people living with a serious illness. This publication summarizes the discussions and presentations from the workshop.

    Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development in Children and Youth - This new report from the Board on Children, Youth, and Families calls for the creation of a broad-based effort to improve the mental, emotional, and behavioral health for children and youth, led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The initiative would build awareness of the social and economic gains associated with healthy child development and engage multiple sectors of society in working toward that goal.

    Investing in Interventions That Address Non-Medical, Health-Related Social Needs: Proceedings of a Workshop (2019) - To explore the potential effect of addressing non-medical health-related social needs on improving population health and reducing health care spending in a value-driven health care delivery system, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine held a full-day public workshop. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

    Criteria for Selecting the Leading Health Indicators for Healthy People 2030 - Every ten years, the Department of Health and Human Service’s Healthy People Initiative develops a new set of science-based, national objectives with the goal of improving the health of all Americans. Criteria for Selecting the Leading Health Indicators for Healthy People 2030 makes recommendations for the development of Leading Health Indicators for the initiative’s Healthy People 2030 framework.

    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.

  • LinkageLibrary - Linkage Library is an online community for people to meet and share data and code across disciplines with the common goal of improving record linkage practices. It is a community and a repository for researchers involved in record linkage and other projects combining datasets. The main goal is to build a community for improving methods through collaborative research. LinkageLibrary is hosted at ICPSR at the University of Michigan in collaboration with Texas A&M, with funding from the National Science Foundation.

    New NLSY Data Available - The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY1979) and NLSY79 Child and Young Adult (CYA) are pleased to announce the public release of their Round 27 data. The surveys provide a rich resource for studying aging and the life course, intergenerational relations, health, and other topics of interest to demographers. The data are free and publicly available for downloading.

    Notice of Interest in Long-term Maintenance of Behavior Change Research - The purpose of this notice is to encourage research into the maintenance of health behavior change. Many funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) state the importance of the maintenance of behavior change, and request research projects that aim to promote long-term behavior change.

    NIH; Notice of Interest in Long-term Maintenance of Behavior Change Research - The purpose of this notice is to encourage research into the maintenance of health behavior change. Many funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) state the importance of the maintenance of behavior change, and request research projects that aim to promote long-term behavior change. Nevertheless, much more research is needed on how best to promote the maintenance of behavior change, particularly given the mounting evidence that the mechanisms underlying the initiation of behavior change are not synonymous with those underlying the maintenance of behavior change.