Mental Health Services and Implementation Science Post-doctoral Training

Dec 15,2017 | Consortium_staff Fellowships

The Center for Mental Health Services Research at the Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis, invites applications for postdoctoral training in mental health services research. The program is supported by a National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Training Grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH – T32 MH19960). The program aims to expand the pool of investigators capable of undertaking mental health services and systems research with focus on the implementation of evidence based mental health care, globally or domestically. The program provides multidisciplinary training for two years. A mentoring team is established for each post-doctoral research scholar to guide their development as a researcher and authorship of independently funded research proposals. Training also includes:

  • Regular faculty mentorship for planning and developing the candidate’s own publications and research.
  • Developing and submitting winning grant proposals to NIH and to other funders.
  • Collaborating with CMHSR faculty on NIH funded projects.
  • Contributing to the scientific infrastructure and knowledge-based resources of the CMHSR and the Washington University.
  • Dissemination and Implementation Research Core.


Applicants must have earned an MD or PhD from such fields as social work, psychology, health services, organizational psychology, nursing, anthropology, public health, economics or management. Washington University in St. Louis is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Salary and benefits are competitive. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States at the time of award.


The following materials are required for application: 1) up-to-date curriculum vita; 2) letter of application, outlining research goals; 3) three letters of reference; and 4) samples of written/published materials which reflect your potential and promise for this type of training. Materials should be submitted to:

Leopoldo Cabassa, PhD
Director, NIMH T-32 Training program
Campus Box 1196, Washington University
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. There are two openings for this opportunity: one immediate and the other to begin July 2018.