Announcements 2017-03-23T22:19:20+00:00


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.

Eighteenth Population Health Colloquium

Speaker/Presentation Proposals for the Population Health Colloquium may be submitted no later than October 31. Event will take place March 19-21st in Philidelphia, PA

NIH Office of Disease Prevention Early-Stage Investigator Lecture: 2018 Call for Nominations

The award is made to an early-career prevention scientist who has made significant research contributions and is poised to become a leader in prevention research. The award winner will be invited, with all travel expenses covered, to give a lecture at the NIH on Monday, March 19, 2018. Letter of intent due September 26, 2017, and nominations are due October 27th, 2017.

Call for Submittions: 2018 CUGH

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) invites all persons wishing to report original research, innovative projects or novel programs related to global health to submit abstracts to be considered for presentation.​​ Submission deadline is September 28, 2017.

Public Comment for Healthy People 2030

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments on the proposed framework for Healthy People 2030 developed by the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030. Public comment will be open until September 29, 2017 at 5pm EDT.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Structural Stigma and HIV

The Department of Sociomedical Sciences is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scientist for the NIH-funded "Structural Stigma and HIV Prevention Outcomes" study. This project is led by Drs. Mark Hatzenbuehler (Columbia University) and Brian Dodge (Indiana University).

University of California, Berkeley, Department of Demography Assistant Professor

The Department of Demography at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time faculty appointment at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2018. The search is not restricted by subfield and scholars with interdisciplinary interests are encouraged to apply. Application due October 10th, 2017.

Professor and Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs

The Dornsife School of Public Health Drexel University seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs. The Associate Dean will oversee a comprehensive portfolio of educational programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels, ensuring their excellence and adherence to accreditation standards. Application review will commence October 1. Applications will be received until a successful candidate is accepted.

Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Sociology

The faculty of the Department of Sociology at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications from individuals for a Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor position in the Department of Sociology. Expectations include undergraduate and graduate instruction in the subject of the life course as well as classes in Black Communities. While the position will remain open until filled, review of applications will begin on November 7, 2017. Please visit California State University, Dominguez Hills employment website for full details at

University of Texas at San Antonio: Assistant Professor

The Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for an Assistant Professor in the areas of demography/health and quantitative methodology beginning Fall 2018. Application open until filled.

University of Nevada, Reno: Assistant Professor, Health Administration and Policy

The School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position in health administration and policy. The topic or sub field is unspecified, but we may have particular interest in health law, health-in-all-policies, and healthcare quality. Deadline is October 15th, 2017.

University of Nevada, Reno: Assistant Professor, Social Behavioral Health

The University of Nevada, Reno, School of Community Health Sciences is seeking a candidate for a nine-month, state-funded, tenure-track position in Social and Behavioral Health at the rank of Assistant Professor. A focus on quantitative approaches and implementation and dissemination research is preferred. Deadline is October 15, 2017.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2018-19 Health Policy Fellows

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional mid-career health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health policy. Deadline November 15, 2017 at 3pm ET.

University of Missouri 2017 Faculty Positions Announcement

The Department of Health Sciences: School of Health Professions seeks applicants for two full time tenure/tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor. Applications accepted until position full.

Postdoctoral Fellowship-University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Madison/School of Medicine and Public Health: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Disparities Research. Provides training in interdisciplinary research that addresses disparities in health status and health outcomes among minority populations with an emphasis on maternal/child, adolescent and family health. Accepting applications for Fall 2017 start date.

Assistant Professor, Sociology of Health and Illness

The Department of Sociology at Rutgers University--New Brunswick seeks to hire a tenure track assistant professor who specializes in the sociology of health and illness, to begin Fall 2018 . Beginning to review applications on September 30, 2017.

NIH Postdoctoral Position, Social, Behavioral and Population Science

Applicants will work in the Division of Intramural Research, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, conducting research on tobacco use disparities, tobacco marketing and counter marketing using qualitative and quantitative, observational and experimental methodologies. Send curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests, and three letters of references to: Dr. Kelvin Choi:

Faculty Positions in Epidemiology

The Department of Epidemiology of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, one of the world's leading schools of public health, is recruiting multiple faculty members at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. Open until filled.

New Bio-Social Post-Doctoral Training at UNC

Apply by October 15 2017 for From Biological to Social Processes: Interdisciplinary Training in Life Course Research -- a new Bio-Social Training Program that aims to promote and support interdisciplinary training of Post-doctoral scholars from both the social sciences and biological/health sciences. 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. Training will begin January 2018. NICHD funded.

University of Southern California Applications for Fall 2018 Population, Health and Place Ph.D. program

University of Southern California (USC) is now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 cohort of the interdisciplinary Population, Health and Place Ph.D. program. The PhD’s primary goal is to position graduates among the leading scholars and practitioners working to clarify the role and significance of “place” in shaping human health and well-being in the future. For more information contact, John P. Wilson at or Ken Watson at Deadline December 1, 2017.

Population Health Academy Fall Session

October 23-27, 2017 - a five-day CE program that provides an overview of basic concepts in population health; designed for health system leaders and key administrators seeking a comprehensive introduction to the subject.

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): Population, Clinical and Applied Prevention Research (R01, R21)

PAR-17-473; 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. Deadline is November 27th, 2017. Contains companion link for PAR-17-472 (R21)

Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) (U54)

RFA-MD-17-006; The purpose of the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Program is to expand the national capacity for research in the health sciences by providing cooperative agreement support to institutions that offer doctorate degrees in the health professions or in a health-related science and have a historical and current commitment to educating underrepresented students, and for institutions that deliver health care services, providing clinical services to medically underserved communities. Application deadline December 15, 2017

Mobile Monitoring of Cognitive Change (U2C)

RFA-AG-18-012 invites applications to design and implement research infrastructure that will enable the monitoring of cognitive abilities and age, state, context, or health condition-related changes in cognitive abilities on mobile devices. Deadline November 2, 2017.

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.

RFA-AG-18-011: Socioeconomic Disparities in Health and Mortality at Older Ages (R01)

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) announces a new Request for Applications (RFA) regarding health disparities at older ages. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support studies that identify mechanisms, explanations, and modifiable risk factors underlying recent trends of growing inequalities in morbidity and mortality by income, education, and geographic location at older ages in the United States. Applications are due by October 20, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. For more information please contact Amelia Karraker, Ph.D., (

Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Understanding Mortality Outcomes

NIH RFA-MH-18-410; R01 Program Announcement. This funding opportunity announcement seeks to support efforts focused on linking pertinent data from healthcare system records to mortality data so that a more accurate understanding of the risk factors for, and the burden of, suicide among those seen in structured healthcare settings can be discerned. Deadline November 2, 2017.

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program  (IUCRC)

NSF: develop long-term partnerships (research centers) among industry, academe, and government. Next full proposal deadline February 28, 2017. Thereafter, 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.

How differences in the socioeconomic environment modify genetic variation in cognitive ability

The National Institute of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Director's Webinar Series presents Eric Turkheimer, Ph.D. It has been known for some time that children raised in impoverished environments do not express genetic differences in cognitive ability to the same extent as children raised in middle-class homes, a phenomenon known as the Scarr-Rowe interaction. During this webinar, Dr. Turkheimer will summarize what is known about this phenomenon. September 26, 2017 2-3pm ET.

Hispanic Heritage Month Webinar

Getting Data Right - and Righteous to Improve Hispanic or Latino Health. Featuring Alfonso Rodríguez Lainz, PhD, DVM, MPVM, CDC Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, U.S.-Mexico Unit. October 3rd, 2017 1-2pm ET.

10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health

The Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health (D&I), co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and AcademyHealth, bridges the gap between research, practice, and policy in health and health care. Conference to be held in Arlington, VA on December 4-6, 2017. Register by October 9th for best rate

Special CDC-NIH Collaborative Webinar: Precision Medicine and Health Disparities: The Promise and Perils of Emerging Technologies

The Precision Medicine and Population Health Interest Group in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institutes for Health Genomics and Health Disparities Interest Group, and the CDC Office of Public Health Genomics invite you to a special one-hour online webinar on October 11 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET that explores the intersection of genomics, precision medicine and health disparities.

The Health Policy Research Consortium

NIMHD grantee, The Health Policy Research Consortium (HPRC), launches Conversations on Health Equity, a public policy video series that explores major policy issues in the public debate over how to best address health inequities in the mid-Atlantic region and nationally.

Africa Population-Health-Environment Mini-Conference

The Population Center at the University of Colorado Boulder is pleased to announce a mini-conference prior to the April 26-28 2018 PAA meeting in Denver. The focus will be on Africa Population-Health-Environment linkages. Watch for submission details in September; contact or for more information.

Improving Population Health: Now, Across People’s Lives, and Across Generations to Come

Register now for the third annual population health conference, to be held in Austin, Texas October 2-4, 2017. The conference connects population health scientists from diverse disciplines and sectors to better understand the multiple determinants of health and health disparities and to generate new knowledge to advance population health. Registration is free, but required.

Annual NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival

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. December 8, 2017.

Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Methods for Evaluating Natural Experiments in Obesity

The NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP); National Cancer Institute (NCI); National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI); and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) are sponsoring the Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Methods for Evaluating Natural Experiments in Obesity on December 5–6, 2017, in Bethesda, Maryland. Register now!

Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences

8th annual conference at the Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado in Boulder, October 19-20, 2017. The conference showcases cutting edge research at the intersection of social scientific and genetic inquiry. The conference will also include a 3-4 hour workshop on new advances in statistical genetics. Use the provided link to submit an abstract and/or indicate your plans to attend.

Preventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia: A Way Forward

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Impairment have published a Consensus Study Report. This report assesses the current state of knowledge on interventions to prevent cognitive decline and dementia, and informs future research in this area. This report provides recommendations of appropriate content for inclusion in public health messages from the National Institute on Aging.

Global Health and the Future Role of the United States

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Global Health and the Future of the United States have released a 2017 Consensus Study Report. This report identifies global health priorities in light of current and emerging world threats. This report assesses the current global health landscape and how challenges, actions, and players have evolved over the last decade across a wide range of issues, and provides recommendations on how to increase responsiveness, coordination, and efficiency

10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure

Health Impact Project convened a team of researchers to assess the implications of childhood lead exposure and perform a cost-benefit analysis of various policies to prevent and respond to the problem of childhood lead exposure. The team included staff from Altarum, Child Trends, Urban Institute, Trust for America’s Health, the National Center for Healthy Housing, and the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Preparing for the Future of Disaster Health Volunteerism: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief (2017)

On April 26, 2017, the Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies convened a workshop during a 4-hour session of the 2017 Preparedness Summit. Participants discussed potential characteristics of society in the year 2042 and the key resources, tools, and opportunities necessary to support the development of a robust, scalable, and regularly engaged disaster health volunteer workforce prepared for such a future. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Microbiomes of the Built Environment: A Research Agenda for Indoor Microbiology, Human Health, and Buildings (2017)

This report reviews what is known about the intersection of microbiology, ecology, chemistry, science and physiology, and how new tools may facilitate advances in understanding the ecosystem of built environments, indoor microbiomes, and effects on human health and well-being. It offers a research agenda to generate the information needed so that stakeholders with an interest in understanding the impacts of built environments will be able to make more informed decisions.

Developing Affordable and Accessible Community-Based Housing for Vulnerable Adults: Proceedings of a Workshop (2017)

In December 2016, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a public workshop to better understand the importance of affordable and accessible housing for older adults and people with disabilities, the barriers to providing this housing, the design principles for making housing accessible for these individuals, and the features of programs and policies. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally

The Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally, in collaboration with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, held nine global workshops exploring evidence-based, strategic investments in young children across the 5 continents over 3 years. This document summarizes the key themes of these workshops.

Systems Science and Population Health

This new volume, edited by Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed and Sandro Galea, offers an introduction to the history of systems science as it intersects with population health, important and emerging methodological tools in systems science, and future implications for systems science and its applications to our understanding of population health issues.