Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities at UCSD and UCLA


Applications are invited for 2-3 postdoctoral fellowship positions under the direction of Dr. Anna Lau in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles or Dr. Lauren Brookman-Frazee in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego and the Child & Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC). Drs. Lau and Brookman-Frazee are PIs on a multi-site study funded by NIMH entitled, “Sustainment of Multiple EBP’s Fiscally Mandated in Children’s MH Services??? (known locally as “4KEEPS: Knowledge Exchange on Evidence-based Practice Sustainment???). This study will examine the impact of a major policy change mandating use of EBPs and organizational context, organizational accommodation, and practitioner attitudes and adaptations asdeterminants of EBP sustainment in Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH), the nation’s largest public mental health system. The UCSD and UCLA fellows will work closely together in collection and analysis of qualitative (semi-structured interviews, site visit documents) and quantitative (administrative claims, program manager and therapist surveys, observational fidelity) data and assisting with manuscript and grant application preparation. The UCLA fellows will lead collection of data including conducting key informant interviews and surveys from program managers and practitioners throughout LACDMH. The UCSD fellow will lead collection and coding of direct observations of fidelity. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in mental health services or dissemination and implementation research.

Strong applicants will have experience in evidence-based treatment for children, mixed qualitative and quantitative methods and demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Appointments will be made for one year, with a second year re-appointment expected based on review of the fellow’s progress. We anticipate that the fellowship will be available July 1, 2014,although the start date is flexible. The current stipend for first year fellows is commensurate with the standard National Institutes of Health rate and iseligible for benefits.

Interested applicants should submit (1) a letter of interest; (2) CV; (3) reprints of three publications or other scholarly writing; and (4) three letters of recommendation to Dr. and Dr. Brookman-Frazee ( Please specify whether you have a preference for a fellowship at the UCLA or UCSD site.