Applications are invited for one postdoctoral fellowship position, beginning July 2017, under the
mentorship of Dr. Luana Marques, Director of Community Psychiatry PRIDE within the
Department of Psychiatry at MGH, and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.
Community Psychiatry PRIDE is a dissemination and implementation (D&I) research center
with a mission to reduce mental health disparities in ethnic and racially diverse communities. As
such, Community Psychiatry PRIDE focuses on developing strategies for increasing access and
improving quality of care for mental health problems in these communities. Through
community-based participatory research strategies, Community Psychiatry PRIDE has formed
strong academic-community partnerships. Research projects focus on the implementation of
evidence-based treatments (EBTs) for mental health problems. Generally, study therapists in
these projects include mental health specialists and non-specialists who have limited or no prior
experience with EBTs.
The postdoctoral fellow will be directly involved all ongoing D&I research projects. The fellow
will gain experience in conducting research on cultural adaptation of EBTs, clinical effectiveness
trials, implementation trials, and community-based participatory research. The fellow will have
access to large epidemiological datasets and will be afforded the opportunity to gain skills in
predictive epidemiological modeling of health disparities. With close mentorship from Dr.
Marques and field-based learning, the fellow will develop expertise in qualitative, quantitative,
and mixed-methods data collection, analysis, and integration.
The fellowship has a strong emphasis on translational research, and ideal candidates are
individuals interested in pursuing an academic career. To support career development in
research, fellows will receive protected research time and grant-writing mentorship. Fellows are
expected to make significant contributions to the research productivity of the lab, including
preparation of manuscripts as well as submitting for extramural funding (for their own research
and for the lab). Clinically-trained fellows may additionally be involved in training and
supporting community-based providers enrolled in ongoing research projects. Fellows will also
be involved in direct clinical care to the extent that is necessary for licensure.
Community Psychiatry PRIDE is offering a one year, postdoctoral fellowship program for
individuals with an interest in clinical psychology and public health. The fellow will be
considered for a joint Harvard Medical School appointment (appointment is not guaranteed).
The candidate would preferably have a PhD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, or related
disciplines with an interest in implementation science, diversity, community mental health,
and/or health disparities. Salary is competitive with excellent benefits.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest (addressed to Dr. Luana Marques), curriculum vitae, list of three references, and a writing sample (preferably a published manuscript) to Kaylie Patrick
Application deadline: November 30th, 2016