Postdoctoral Fellowships in Implementation Research in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Oct 13,2018 | Consortium_staff Fellowships

The Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research (CMHPSR) at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) Perelman School of Medicine invites applications for post-doctoral fellowships. This one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary training program at the intersection of implementation science, public policy, and mental health provides an excellent opportunity for social scientists to improve their knowledge of implementation science, public mental health systems, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and how to conduct research that can impact the needs of our most vulnerable citizens. The center’s research addresses the needs of individuals with psychiatric and developmental disabilities across the lifespan, and the intersection of policy and practice. The CMHPSR has a longstanding commitment to postdoctoral training and offers a unique environment in which to train early-stage investigators. Over the past three decades, faculty have collaborated closely with community agencies, including Philadelphia’s Departments of Health and Behavioral Health and the School District of Philadelphia. Through these partnerships, we have created unique opportunities to embed postdoctoral trainees in the settings in which they hope to conduct research.

The centerhas 4 fellowship positions available through two different tracks. Please specify which track you are applying to in your cover letter. You may indicate more than one track in your cover letter. If you have questions about the tracks, please reach out to Rinad Beidas, PhD, Director of Implementation Research (


The Center seeks applications from persons with a PhD, MD, or equivalent doctoral degree and a strong commitment to a career in mental health services research and implementation science. Past applicants have come from both qualitative and quantitative backgrounds in disciplines such as clinical psychology, school psychology, community psychology, social work, public health and anthropology. Both recent graduates as well as those seeking to enhance their skills in new areas are welcome to apply. We encourage applications with interests in digital health, integrated behavioral health care, global mental health, or behavioral economics. Stipends vary with experience.


Please submit your application by November 1 for full consideration. For more information and to apply, visit the fellowship posting here.