Psychiatric Epidemiology

 

Fellowship Title:

Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program

Fellowship Description:

This interdisciplinary doctoral and postdoctoral program is affiliated with the departments of epidemiology and bio-statistics and with the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the School of Medicine. The program seeks to increase the epidemiologic expertise of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, and to increase the number of epidemiologists with the interest and capacity to study psychiatric disorders. Graduates are expected to undertake careers in research on the etiology, classification, distribution, course and outcome of specific mental disorders and maladaptive behaviors. The program is funded with a training grant from the National Institute of Mental Health and includes both predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows.

Web Address:

 PET Program

Email:

pzandi@jhsph.edu

Contact:

Peter Zandi, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Department of Mental Health
624 North Broadway Street, Eight Floor
Baltimore, MD 21205
410-614-2686
410-955-9088 (fax)

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program

Fellowship Description:

The purpose of this multidisciplinary research training program is to increase the number of psychiatric epidemiology researchers who by virtue of their ability, motivation and training are capable of making significant contributions to understanding the etiology, course, consequences and prevention of psychiatric disorders.  The program is designed to train fellows to integrate methods and theories from epidemiology, psychiatry, genetics, biology and the social sciences.  To achieve these goals, the program provides rigorous training in psychiatric epidemiology through five program components: 1) coursework in general and psychiatric epidemiology 2) coursework in methodology and statistics; 3) training in clinical and diagnostic issues; 4) field placements in ongoing research and the development of fellow initiated research projects and 5) a weekly faculty-fellow seminar.

Web Address:

PET Program

Email:

pet@columbia.edu

Contact:

Sharon Schwartz, PhD, Training coordinator
Columbia University
Mailman School of Public Health
722 West 168th Street, room 720b floor
New York, New York 10032
212-305-7789




Fellowship Title:

Clinical Investigator Training Program

Fellowship Description:

The Clinical Investigators Training Program (CITP) in psychiatry at McMaster University provides comprehensive training in psychiatric research for senior residents, postgraduate students and M.D.s who have completed residency training in psychiatry or neurology. The structure of the program is flexible in order to meet individual needs but generally involves working as a member of a research team, training with a mentor, having a supervisory committee, and completing course work in appropriate areas (neurosciences, research design, biostatistics, etc.). The two major areas of research training at McMaster include epidemiology and the neurosciences. Within each of these, a wide range of training experiences is available with outstanding faculty.

Web Address:

 

Email:

szatmar@mcmaster.ca

Contact:

Peter Szatmari, M.D.
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences
Faculty of Health Sciences
1200 Main St. W., Patterson Bldg., Chedoke Div.
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5, CANADA
905-521-2100
905-574-6665 (fax)




Fellowship Title:

Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program

Fellowship Description:

This program provides predoctoral and postdoctoral training for research in psychiatric epidemiology. Such research requires investigators who are trained in the most current and sophisticated methods of both epidemiology and biostatistics and who understand the application of these methodologies to specific questions raised in psychiatry. The Training Program is a joint program through the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Public Health. Fellows have access to a diverse faculty whose expertise represents major aspects of psychiatric epidemiology, including substance use and abuse, child and adolescent psychiatry, mood disorders, and social and community psychiatry. Applicant must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident in accordance with NIH regulations.

Web Address:

 www.wpic.pitt.edu/research/psychepidtraining

Email:

gar@pitt.edu

Contact:

Gale A. Richardson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Epidemiology
Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
3811 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-681-3482
Fax: 412-681-1261




Fellowship Title:

Master of Psychiatric Epidemiology (MPE) Program, Washington University School of Medicine

Fellowship Description:

The MPE Program is a graduate program offered by the Epidemiology and Prevention Research Group in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine. The program, in a medical school environment, is noted for its community health focus, as it encompasses epidemiology, prevention and health services. It also strongly emphasizes training in the responsible conduct of research. It was established in 1989 by Lee Robins, PhD, and is the first and only program of its kind in the world. This program teaches advanced basic epidemiological and advanced research skills, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary studies.

Candidates develop practical research skills and learn basic epidemiological methods through apprenticeship and didactic approaches. History and development of the major national and international psychiatric epidemiology studies are covered as well as diagnostic instruments commonly used in the field. Students learn how to organize and manage population surveys, including design, data collection and data analysis. Instructors in the program are experienced research investigators, with productive research teams.

Students come from varied backgrounds such as psychiatry, public health, economics, social work, education, engineering, infectious disease, policy, medicine, nursing, mathematics, psychology and anthropology. The overall objective of the MPE Program is to prepare pre-doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows for a productive research career in public health, with an emphasis on behavioral risk and protective factors.

Web Address:

http://medicine.wustl.edu/

Email:

cottler@epi.wustl.edu

Contact:

Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Department of Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine
40 N. Kingshighway, Suite 4
St. Louis, MO 63108
314-286-2252       
314-286-2265