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Post Doctoral Associate
Job Number: 2022-41896
Category: Post Doc
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Chan Medical School
Department: School - Psychiatry - W833000
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Grade: 86
Union Code: Non Union Position-W63-Residents/Post Docs
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: March 10, 2023

Jumpstart your professional career in womens mental health and integrated behavioral health care with national innovators at the  University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School Department of Psychiatry.This 2-year, research-focused post-doctoral fellowship provides training on integrating mental healthcare into maternal and child health care settings that have not traditionally provided mental health care. Post Docs will work on projects that aim to build the capacity of maternal and child health care providers to address mental health and substance use disorders among pregnant and postpartum (perinatal) individuals and their children. Studies range from outpatient OB/GYN and pediatric settings to community settings and include developing, implementing and evaluating innovative approaches to increase access to care through building front-line provider capacity.  Post Docs will work on existing NIH-funded clinical and implementation studies and help with grant submissions. Post Doc will also have the opportunity to work on population-based statewide programs focused on building the capacity of the medical community to address perinatal mental health and substance use disorders in Massachusetts

This fellowship can be tailored to the career goals of the individual. In addition, fellows can opt to work on a statewide system to increase access to evidence-based trauma services and medical and community supports for children impacted by trauma and adversity and, if interested, can develop training skills in trauma-informed care and trauma-responsive practices in order to be able to train other providers in various settings.  If of interest, fellows will have the opportunity to work on integrating behavioral healthcare into the emergency department setting, including developing, studying, and integrating into practice cutting-edge e-health and m-health technologies. Fellows will be actively mentored to develop their own independent research and have opportunity for publications and presentations

Please send letters of interest to:

Kimberly A. Yonkers, M.D.

Departmental Chair and

Katz Family Chair, Department of Psychiatry

UMass Chan Medical School/U Mass Memorial Medical Center

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