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.

Comments Requested on Standards for Race/Ethnicity Data

The US Office of Management and Budget requests comments on proposals put forward by the Federal Interagency Working Group for Research on Race and Ethnicity for revisions to OMB's Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity. Comments are due in writing to OMB by April 29, 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

Health and Society in South Asia Conference

Deadline for abstract March 1. One-day conference connecting graduate students, early career researchers, and more established scholars who conduct high-quality research on contemporary population issues in South Asia. April 10th, 2017 at the University of Pennsylvania. Topics include health, mortality, aging, and other non-health focused topics.

2017 NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute 

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities will host the Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) from August 14 - 18, 2017. The HDRI aims to support the development of minority health/health disparities research scientists early in their careers and stimulate research in the disciplines supported by health disparities science. Application process opens soon.

Postdoctoral Associate at Stonybrook

The candidate will be involved in all aspects of data collection in Malawi; will contribute to data analyses related to the prevalence and correlates of adverse childhood experiences; and will be expected to prepare research manuscripts and presentations. Deadline March 18th, 2017.

Postdoctoral Scholar Position at UC Irvine

Position in Department of Psychology and Social Behavior with focus on the Crossroads Study that was designed to identify the long-term effects of juvenile justice system involvement on youth outcomes. Deadline April 15, 2017.

Senior Epidemiologist

The Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI), a unique research center dedicated to improving the health of Chicago’s urban communities, is seeking an epidemiologist to: Conduct independent and collaborative research that will advance the SUHI mission; Seek funding opportunities and lead grant writing activities in line with SUHI strategies; Provide guidance regarding study design, data analysis, and methodology to both epidemiologic and health intervention research endeavors; Lead and support the preparation of manuscripts for publication using a variety of data sources, including Sinai Community Health Survey data, vital records, and claims data. Specific responsibilities may include: supervising and mentoring other research staff and medical students; managing study activities, data, and reports; analyzing data sets using appropriate statistical methods; and identifying and obtaining new funding sources. The selected applicant will be expected to contribute to the intellectual development of SUHI as a whole as time allows. The successful applicant will have the following qualifications: o PhD in public health (such as Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or a closely related field) and at least 5 years of relevant work experience OR a MS/MPH in public health or a related field and at least 5 years of relevant work experience; o Evidence of ability to generate external funds, including federal funding, for research; o  Experience leading epidemiological and/or community health intervention research, including experience as a Principal Investigator on nationally-funded projects; o  Advanced analytical skills, including experience with a statistical programming package (preferably Stata); o  Strong record of peer-reviewed publications; o  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences; o  Comfortable working with others in a diverse team environment. The candidate should have exceptional attention to detail, as well as the ability to think critically and prioritize among numerous activities. An interest in social epidemiology and the use of epidemiological research as tools in addressing the needs of urban and vulnerable communities is a plus. If interested, please apply online through  If you have specific questions about the position or SUHI, please contact Maureen Benjamins at We would like the candidate to start as soon as possible, but no later than July 1, 2017.

Director of Behavioral Health Projects

Douglas County Government in Lawrence, Kansas. Responsible for directing and facilitating the assessment and evaluation of current or proposed community behavioral health programs in partnership with area public and private agencies. No deadline specified.

Population Health Institute Director

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Population Health Institute. Apply by March 1.

PSID Data User Training Workshop

June 12-16, 2017, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. This five-day workshop will orient participants to the content and structure of the Core PSID, its special modules, and the PSID Child Development Supplement and PSID Transition into Adulthood Supplement. Applications for stipends are due April 14 .

Executive Degree in Epidemiology

Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University: an Executive Master of Science in Epidemiology  on a schedule that accommodates working professionals. June 1 application deadline for fall 2017.

Introduction to the Health and Retirement Study (HRS)

June 5-9, 2017: Summer Workshop providing an introduction to the HRS that will enable participants to use the data for research. Part of the University of Michigan Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques. May 15 application deadline.

Health Policy Research Scholars

Deadline March 29, 2017. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; policy leadership training for doctoral students from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds representing a wide variety of research-focused disciplines.

17th Population Health Colloquium

To be held in Philadelphia, PA on March 27-29, 2017. Bringing together health professionals to share best practices, case studies, expert insights and industry trends.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

The University of Utah Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity. Focuses in health inequities, behavioral risk factors, and the use of state of the science mobile health technologies. Open until filled.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Brown University Population Studies & Training Center. Postdoctoral Research Associate. Providence, RI. Position open until filled.

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders

Deadline March 8, 2017. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; provides leadership training and research experience to teams working on community-engaged, action-oriented, equity-focused health research.

Clinical Scholars

Deadline March 8, 2017. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; three-year leadership program for health care providers and practitioners to develop skills to lead communities and organizations toward a Culture of Health.

Aetna Foundation 2017 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program

Inviting projects that address issues in the following domains: Built Environment, Community Safety, Environmental Exposures, Healthy Behaviors, and Social/Economic Factors. Will award up to $2 million in grants through this program. All applications must be received by April 14, 2017 at 3 PM ET.

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.

Choosing Care Challenge

Deadline March 13, 2017. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; award for the most effect app or tool to help the average consumer navigate the health care system.

Developing Healthy Places

Kresge Foundation; supports projects on healthy housing and neighborhoods, healthy food systems that benefit low-income communities, and equitable transportation and land use. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

Big Data, Small Data, and the Implications for Human Subjects Research

A Research Community Forum hosted by Hackensack University Medical Center, April 4-5, 2017 at the Hilton Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ. Staff of the Office of Human Research Protections will examine several important issues that arise from the use of big data. Register at:

Measuring 100 Million Healthier Lives

Webinar, April 5, 2017. 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT. Carley Riley and Brita Roy of 100M Lives will present the evolving measurement framework for 100 Million Healthier Lives and discuss key data and measurement opportunities and challenges.

PRB Webinar

PBR Webinar for the Policy Communication Toolkit How-To Guide to be held March 15th, 2017.

Biomarkers of Neuroinflamation– A Workshop

National Academy of Medicine:T his public workshop will bring together key stakeholders from government, academia, industry, and disease-focused organizations to explore and advance efforts to identify biomarkers of neuroinflammation that can be validated and used in clinical development and regulatory decision making. Washington, DC (or webinar). March 20-21, 2017.

SPRINT 2017 Kickoff Workshop

SPRINT is designed to foster, grow and nurture an innovation ecosystem for behavioral interventionists. An in-person kickoff workshop will be held April 17-19 in Rockville, MD. Applications are due February 23. 

38th Annual Minority Health Conference

Systems of Power: Recalling Our Past, Restructuring Our Future: February 24, 2017, 8:00am–5:00pm; William and Ida Friday Center, Chapel Hill NC. Webcast viewers welcome.

Health And… Racial Equity and Urban Well-Being

May 22, 2017. Sponsored by NYU School of Medicine's Department of Population Health. The “Health And…” Conference series brings together leading investigators, policymakers, practitioners, and community leaders who work at the intersection of health and its many determinants. Keynote by New York City Health Commissioner Mary Bassett.

17th Population Health Colloquium

March 27-29, 2017, Philadelphia, PA. Bringing together health professionals to share best practices, case studies, expert insights and industry trends.

2017 Psychosocial Workshop

April 25-26, 2017, Hilton Chicago. The preliminary program features presentations on reproductive health. For more information, email

Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention by Communities to Promote Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health in Children: Proceedings of a Workshop

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Forum on Promoting Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health. Summarizes presentations and discussions from a workshop June 9-10, 2016 which examined the implementation of evidence- based prevention by communities. Participants examined questions related to scaling up, managing, and sustaining funding in communities. Released 3/23/17.

International Journal for Equity in Health 15th Anniversary

International Journal for Equity in Health celebrates its 15th anniversary with an article collection that that covers innovative methodologies, theoretical perspectives, and interventions that promote equity in health or its understanding.