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.

    • Call for Abstracts: Comparative Workshop on Adult Mortality Determinants - A one-day workshop co-sponsored by the UC-Berkeley Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging-CEDA, and the USC/UCLA Center for Biodemography and Population Health. The goal is to build a robust evidence base for understanding the drivers of cross-national mortality and health expectancy patterns, especially in populations with unusually high or low adult mortality. Workshop to be held on February 22nd, 2019. Abstracts due October 12, 2018.
    • Call for Book Chapters, Black Women & Public Health - Black Women and Public Health: Regenerative History, Practice, and Planning seeks to create an interdisciplinary dialogue that bridges gaps between researchers, practitioners, educators, and advocates. Black women’s work in public health is a regenerative practice. This collection is an opportunity for specialists and generalists to foster mutual understanding for the benefit of all. Deadline to submit is Tuesday January 16, 2019.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Tenure Track Positions in Social Genomics at University of Wisconsin-Madison - The Initiative on Social Genomics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to hire three new tenure track faculty in order to become home to the largest and most innovative group of researchers pursuing topics in Social Genomics in the world. As part of the new Cluster Hiring Initiative in Social Genomics, an interdisciplinary group of scholars is seeking to hire three new tenure-track faculty members, all with appointments in relevant home departments, with expertise and interests in Social Genomics, defined as a field of research that integrates theories, data, and methods across the social, health, and genetic sciences. These areas of interest are broadly characterized in three new tenure-track faculty searches in Social Genomics. Announcement https://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/docs/clusterhire_flyer.pdf Initiative Details: https://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/wp-site/announcements-events/announcements-and-news/initiative-on-social-genomics/. Apply by November 15, 2018.
    • Chief, Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences - The National Institute on Aging (NIA), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting for a Senior Investigator (Research) who will serve as Chief of the Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences (LEPS), in the Intramural Research Program (IRP), in Baltimore, Maryland. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
    • Associate or Full Professor, Sociology of Health – Medical Sociology - The University of Arizona School of Sociology will be searching for a senior (associate or full professor) faculty addition in the sociology of health / medical sociology, with interests broadly connected to central questions in the discipline of sociology. The recruitment committee chair is Ronald Breiger, breiger@email.arizona.edu
    • Faculty Positions: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Reproductive Equity Cluster Hires - UW-Madison is recruiting a cluster of three tenure track/tenured faculty to build cross-disciplinary research expertise focused on reproductive equity. Candidates must apply to the position vacancy listing using the following links. Application Deadline: October 1, 2018. Applications may be considered after this date until the positions are filled. 1) Professor, Health Services Research and Reproductive Health-Cluster Hire [PVL #94599; http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/498730/professor-health-services-research-and-reproductive-health-cluster-hire ] 2) Professor, Public Policy and Reproductive Health-Cluster Hire [PVL #94865; http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/498771/professor-public-policy-and-reproductive-health-cluster-hire ] 3) Professor, Social Causes and Consequences and Reproductive Health [PVL #94972; http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/498781/professor-social-causes-consequences-of-reproductive-health-cluster-hire]. Cluster Search Committee Chair, Deborah Ehrenthal (ehrenthal@wisc.edu)
    • Postdoctoral Fellowship- Community Health Services – Berkeley SPH - The School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for Postdoctoral Scholar in the area of Community Health Services at 100% percent time. This is a full-time 18-month appointment with a small interdisciplinary research team studying the ethics, psychology, sociology and regulatory science of early gene editing clinical trials. Next review date is August 8; final review date (unless position not filled) August 27, 2018.
    • Rutgers – Associate or Full Professor - The Department of Sociology at Rutgers University seeks to hire a nationally or internationally recognized senior scholar in the sociology of health and illness, to begin September 1, 2019. Application review will begin October 15, 2018.
    • Founding Dean of Population Health Search - The University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) announces a national search for the Founding Dean, School of Population Health in the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences. The Founding Dean will find an extraordinary opportunity to bring the School of Population Health to national prominence. The dean must be operationally astute, highly knowledgeable about opportunities in population health research, and familiar with recent advances and challenges in all disciplines of public health research and practice. The dean will have the opportunity to shape and expand the School through targeted recruitment of high impact faculty members, investments to support growth in extramural research grants, and articulating a vision that inspires philanthropic funding. Please forward, as soon as possible, applications or nominations of appropriate candidates to: Tonika Lam, PhD and John Amer Korn Ferry c/o tonika.lam@kornferry.com. Next review is Sept 14 and final deadline is October 18, 2018.
    • Assistant/Associate Professor – Yale Sociology - Seeking applicants whose work uses quantitative methods to study social inequality broadly defined. Substantive fields include but are not limited to race and ethnicity, immigration, gender, education, family, urban sociology, social networks, computational social science, demography, health, and the labor force. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2018
    • Postdoctoral Position at Princeton Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs - A focus on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or other identity-based research and the interaction with policy issues is highly preferred. The ideal candidate is an individual who enjoys teaching in addition to research, and in particular enjoys cross-disciplinary engagement.
    • Cornell University; Associate Professor - The Department of Policy Analysis and Management (PAM) in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University invites nominations and applications for a faculty member at the Associate Professor level with research interests in population. Reviewing of applications will begin September 1, 2018 and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
    • 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 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Journey to Cultural and Linguistic Competency Conference: “Policy, Practice, and Child Health Equity” - This conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland on September 18, 2018. Registration closes September 11, 2018.
    • Rural Families and Communities – Penn State’s 26th Annual Symposium on Family Issues - October 22-23, 2018. The landscape of family life is ever changing. The strategies needed to maintain family economic stability, health and general well-being vary across space and place. Although the rural-urban divide is often portrayed as the most important geographic distinction, there is tremendous diversity across rural communities. Contrary to some depictions, families in rural areas come from diverse backgrounds. Further, some rural areas are resource constrained while others host opportunities that can support healthy families and child well-being. The 2018 National Symposium on Family Issues will focus on the challenges facing families in rural areas and the unique strategies invoked by families in rural areas today.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Building a Culture of Health through Action and Measurement - RAND and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have released an update to the measures for monitoring progress in building a Culture of Health.
    • Building the Case for Health Literacy: Proceedings of a Workshop - To understand the extent to which health literacy has been shown to be effective at contributing to the Quadruple Aim of improving the health of communities, providing better care, providing affordable care, and improving the experience of the health care team, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a public workshop on building the case for health literacy. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
    • Faith–Health Collaboration to Improve Population Health - Faith plays a variety of roles in the context of health improvement: as a place, social structure, partner, and intervention. To better understand the potential for faith-health collaboration, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop on March 22, 2018. Participants discussed the potential and, in some cases, the value, of community faith-based entities as partners with health-sector organizations. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
    • Women’s Mental Health across the Life Course through a Sex-Gender Lens - This publication from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine summarizes a workshop that was convened in March 2018 to help inform research, programs, and policies to better meet the mental health needs of women in the United States. Participants examined trends in mental health as well as risk and protective factors for diverse populations of women, and they considered the research needed for a better understanding of women’s mental health. Important issues of practice and policy also were discussed. Experts explored these topics from a life-course perspective and at biological, behavioral, social/cultural, and societal levels of analysis.
    • Improving Health Research on Small Populations - In order to address the issues associated with improving health research of small populations, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop in January 2018. Participants 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.
    • Permanent Supportive Housing - Although a number of programs have been developed to meet the needs of persons experiencing homelessness, this report focuses on one particular type of intervention: permanent supportive housing (PSH). Permanent Supportive Housing focuses on the impact of PSH on health care outcomes and its cost-effectiveness. The report also addresses policy and program barriers that affect the ability to bring the PSH and other housing models to scale to address housing and health care needs.
    • Urbanization and Slums: Infectious Diseases in the Built Environment: Proceedings of a Workshop - On December 12-13, the Forum on Microbial Threats, in collaboration with the Board on Life Sciences hosted a workshop examining "Urbanization and Slums: New Transmission Pathways of Infectious Diseases in the Built Environment." The workshop featured discussions on the social, physical, environmental, and political drivers of infectious disease transmission in an increasingly urban and interconnected world. The workshop rapporteurs have prepared this proceedings as a factual summation of the session discussions.
    • Advancing Obesity Solutions Through Investments in the Built Environment: Proceedings of a Workshop - This Proceedings of a Workshop highlights key points made by workshop participants and discussions from a September 12, 2017 workshop. The workshop brought together diverse partners to examine the ways in which the places we live, work, and play influence obesity, health, and equity. Real estate developers, leaders from state, regional and local government, and innovative non-profit organizations came together to discuss strategies to create more healthful and equitable built environments, concluding with a wide-ranging discussion on next steps.
    • Report Release: Housing, Health, and Homelessness - On July 11th, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Science and Technology for Sustainability Program and the Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice will host a public release of a new joint report, Permanent Supportive Housing: Evaluating the Evidence for Improving Health Outcomes among People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness. This report will stimulate research and federal action to move the field forward and advance efforts to address chronic homelessness and improved health in this country.
    • Physician-Assisted Death: Scanning the Landscape: Proceedings of a Workshop (2018) - To discuss what is known and not known empirically about the practice of physician-assisted death, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a 2-day workshop in Washington, DC, on February 12–13, 2018. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
    • 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.
    • 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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