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.

Hearst Health Prize

Submission deadline is Monday, July 31, 2017, 3:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM PDT for the 2018 Hearst Health Prize for Excellence in Population Health. The winner will receive a $100,000 prize, with $25,000 awarded to up to two finalists, in recognition of outstanding achievement in managing or improving population health. The goal is to discover, support and showcase population health programs that have made a measurable difference.

Ambulatory Assessment for Capturing Adolescent Development

Journal of Research on Adolescence announces a call for high quality submissions for a special section dedicated exclusively to ambulatory assessment methods—including ecological momentary assessment (EMA), experience sampling methodology (ESM), diaries, and wearable sensor monitoring—for studying adolescent development. Deadline August 15, 2017.

10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation

On December 4-6, 2017 the National Institutes of Health and Academy Health will hold the 10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation: A Decade of Progress and the Path Forward. It will reflect on the accomplishments of and challenges to the field and will focus on opportunities ahead. Submissions due July 25th, 2017 at 5pm Eastern.

Second Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop

The workshop is designed to bring together scholars from economics, epidemiology, demography, and related disciplines to present papers on topics related to population health on October 19-20th, 2017. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 31, 2017.

Reimaging Health in Cities: From Local to Global

An international symposium hosted by the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative at the Dornsife School of Public Health. Sept. 7-8, 2017. Abstract deadline: 7/1/17. Earlybird registration deadline: 7/1/17

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.

Policy Manager, Office of Academic Engagement, New York NY

One-year position based in Manhattan, the Policy Manager will work closely with other policy and communications staff to ensure that the Drug Policy Alliance (PDA)'s work is informed by the latest research and scholarship and will serve as DPA’s point person on marijuana research. Application open until position filled.

Community-Based Participatory Research Faculty: The University of Texas

The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School Department of Population Health seeks senior and junior faculty researchers. Faculty will play a key role in engaging community members and key stakeholders in designing, conducting and using collaborative research methods to improve the health of Central Texas.

Course Designer: Simmons College

Simmons College Master of Public Health in Boston, MA seeks a Course Designer/Developer for the following classes: "Health Policy Analysis and Change" and "Environmental Health Justice".

Adjunct Faculty in the Role of Section Instructor: Simmons College

Simmons College Master of Public Health is seeking Section Instructors across its curriculum. The Section Instructor is responsible for the academic success of students enrolled in an online course in accordance with program and course objectives and course syllabi.

Fenway Institute: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

The Fenway Institute, Boston, Mass invites applications for a 1-2 year HIV and/or LGBTQ Studies post-doctoral research fellow position under the direction of our Co-Chair and Medical Research Director Dr. Ken Mayer, which can also include a joint appointment in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.C. Chan School of Public Health or in the Department of Population Medicine of Harvard Medical School.

Lecturer in Epi/Biostats/Pop Health — Brandeis University

The Health: Science, Society and Policy (HSSP) Program at Brandeis University seeks to hire a Lecturer to teach four sections of an introductory course in Epidemiology. Two sections will be taught in the Fall of 2017, and two will be taught in the Spring of 2018. Three sections will be capped at 35 students (with one Teaching Assistant for each section). One section will be geared towards students with strong math and science backgrounds, capped at 60 students (with up to two Teaching Assistants). Prior syllabi and textbook selections will be made available. This is a 0.8 FTE lecturer position and is benefits eligible. There is a possibility of teaching another course in epidemiology or statistics elsewhere in the university for additional compensation. Depending on availability and interest of candidates, this position may be divided into several per-course contracts. Candidates must have a PhD or be an advanced doctoral student (ABD) with previous teaching experience. Please email cover letter, CV, names and email contact information for two references in electronic format to: HSSP Administrator, Kathryn Howell, Applications will be considered beginning May 31, and the search will remain open until a qualified applicant is hired. Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

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.

Structural Inequalities: An On The Ground View

The Community-Campus Partnership for Health (CCPH) will host a 2017 CCPH Summer Intensive on August 1-2, 2017 in Durham, NC. The program will use an Experimental Learning Model designed for participants to look through the lens of equity and have a mindful and heartfelt real-life engagement. Registration required.

Faculty First-Look at NYU

Scholars of color and others underrepresented in the Academy who are completing their PhD, EdD, or other relevant terminal degree may apply to participate in this program, which provides a glimpse into what it takes to prepare for future faculty careers, particularly in disciplines and field represented within the NYU Steinhardt School. Application deadline July 22, 2017.

Qualitative Research Workshops

Emory University is offering four summer workshops in qualitative research in August 2017: Qualitative Research Methods, Mentored Qualitative Methods, Qualitative Data Analysis, and Mentored Qualitative Analysis. Registration is now open.

Second Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop

The workshop is designed to bring together scholars from economics, epidemiology, demography, and related disciplines to present papers on topics related to population health on October 19-20th, 2017. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 31, 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.

Russell Sage Foundation Special Initiative: Social, Economic and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act

This RSF/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative seeks to support innovative social science research on the social economic and political effects of the ACA. Of special interest are analyses that address questions about the effects of the reform on outcomes such as financial security and family economic wellbeing, labor supply and demand, participation in other public programs, family and children’s outcomes, and differential effects by age, race, ethnicity, nativity, or disability status. Letter of Inquiry Deadline: August 21, 2017 (2 pm EST / 11 am PST). Direct questions to Aixa Cintrón-Vélez, Program Director, at

Russell Sage Foundation Special Initiative on Integrating Biology and Social Science Knowledge

RSF has launched a special initiative for projects integrating biology into social science models and social and environmental circumstances into biological models to further understanding of how environments influence behaviors and socio-economic outcomes. Projects will capitalize on new theories, concepts, and data from the biological sciences to advance research in RSF core programs in Social Inequality; Behavioral Economics; Future of Work; and Race, Ethnicity and Immigration. Letter of Inquiry Deadline: August 21, 2017 (2 pm EST / 11 am PST). Direct questions to James Wilson, Program Director, at

Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative

MP-CPI-17-004. The Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health, Office of Minority Health invites applications for cooperative agreements to reduce significant health disparities impacting minorities and disadvantaged populations, with a focus on the opioid epidemic, childhood/adolescent obesity, or serious mental illness. Deadline August 1, 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.

Minority Research Grant Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is pleased to announce two funding opportunities to address cardiovascular health, pre-diabetes, diabetes, and kidney disease among minority populations. The two grants aim to support students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities as well as Hispanic Serving Institutions.

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.

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.

Drexel’s Urban Health Collaborative to host second Urban Health Symposium, “Reimagining Health in Cities: From Local to Global”

Drexel’s Urban Health Collaborative will host its second Urban Health Symposium, bringing together people across disciplines – medicine, public health, business, policymakers, and more — to spark conversations on and energize work on urban places and health, locally and around the world. The event, held September 7 - 8, 2017, will be held at the Dornsife School of Public Health. Confirmed speakers include health department leaders from San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, New York City, and Philadelphia, and global health leaders from Australia, Brazil, India and South Africa. Join us as we reflect critically on links between urban environments and health, identify new opportunities for research, and consider implications for community action and policy. To learn more about the symposium and to view the updated schedule, information on hotels and transportation in Philadelphia, visit our website:

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.

The Science of Caregiving: Bringing Voices Together

To be held on August 7–8, 2017 on the NIH Campus, the summit will provide perspectives across the spectrum of caregiving, including the importance of caregiving across the lifespan as well as current and future directions for research to improve the health of patients and caregivers. The keynote speaker is Judy Woodruff of the PBS NewsHour. Register now!

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!

World Congress of Epidemiology

The 21st International Epidemiological Association World Congress of Epidemiology will be held August 19-22 in Sonic City, Saitama, Japan.

National Health Equity Research Webcast

The National Health Equity Research Webcast is on the the fall! In order to provide an opportunity for students to participate in the webcast, the 23rd National Health Equity Research Webcast The Courage to Lead: Scholar-Activism and Health Equity in Turbulent Political Times will take place on Friday, September 22, 2017, from 1:30-4 p.m.

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.

Advancing the Science to Improve Population Health

Proceedings of a September 2015 workshop to explore the basic and translational research needs for population health science, and to discuss specific research priorities and actions to foster population health improvement.

Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic

This volume updates the state of the science on pain research, care, and education and to identify actions the FDA and others can take to respond to the opioid epidemic, with a particular focus on informing FDA's development of a formal method for incorporating individual and societal considerations into its risk-benefit framework for opioid approval and monitoring.

40th Annual Report on the Health of the Nation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its 40th annual report on the health of the nation from the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the President and Congress. The report features a Chartbook on Long-Term Trends in health and health care delivery over the past 40 years.

American Health Values Survey

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation worked with researchers from NORC at the University of Chicago to better understand the extent to which health is a shared value in the United States. Learn more from this final report.

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.

The Value of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences to National Priorities: A Report for the National Science Foundation

In response to a request from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine appointed an expert committee to help determine whether the federal government should fund research in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences at NSF. Specifically, the committee was asked to examine whether SBE research furthers the mission of NSF and those of other federal agencies and advances business and industry.

Protecting the Health and Well-being of Communities in a Changing Climate: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief

A March 13, 2017 workshop explored the implications of climate change for population health and the potential mitigation and adaptation strategies for public health, environmental health, health care and other stakeholders. The one-day public workshop was co-hosted by the Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine and the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement.

Multisector Community Health Partnerships: Potential Opportunities and Challenges: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief

On December 8, 2016, the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement held a public workshop. At this workshop, participants explored multisector community health partnerships that aim to address inequities and improve the health and well-being of communities. This publication is intended to highlight topics that individual speakers identified as opportunities and challenges to engaging a range of residents and other stakeholders in community-driven social change.