Fellowships & Training Programs

The Department of Population Health offers a range of training programs throughout the academic year and in the summer for faculty, graduate students, health professionals, and other groups coming from across NYU as well as outside of the university. Read below for more information on these offerings.


Department of Population Health Summer Research Fellowship Program

The Department of Population Health offers up to five paid fellowships for research assistants within the department, including in the Divisions of Health and Behavior, Comparative Effectiveness and Decision Science, Healthcare Delivery Science, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Medical Ethics. Each student will work with a dedicated faculty advisor on a rigorous and scholarly research project. The student is expected to complete a project and present their work at the Department of Population Health Research in Progress Seminar.

  • Who is eligible? First year NYU medical students

Fellowship in Primary Care Research

Led by an outstanding interdisciplinary team of academic generalist physicians, the two-year fellowship is designed for physicians interested in careers in population-based, patient-centered primary care research with a focus on improving the health of medically underserved populations, improving the quality of primary care, and enhancing access to care. Fellows earn a Master of Science degree in clinical investigation.

  • Who is eligible? U.S. citizens or foreign nationals with a visa permitting permanent U.S. residence
    While this program is most suited to General Internists (MD or DO degrees) meeting the above requirements, applications from individuals with PhD, DDS, DMD degrees who have a strong background and/or commitment to research in primary care will also be considered.

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Health and Behavior

Behavioral Medicine and Sleep Disorders Research PRIDE Summer Institute

The Behavioral Medicine and Sleep Disorders Research PRIDE Summer Institute provides intensive didactic and mentored research training to underrepresented minorities and those with a disabilities  who are engaged in behavioral medicine and sleep disorders research. Mentees acquire the skills to develop independent research interests and apply for independent research grants. The Summer Institute provides funding to support travel and accommodations for up to 12 trainees.

  • Who is eligible? junior-level faculty members or scientists (postdocs not eligible)
  • of a race and/or ethnicity that is under-represented in the biomedical sciences and/or have a disability.
  • must be a United States Citizen or Permanent United States Resident.

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Center for Healthful Behavior Change Postdoctoral Training Program

The Center for Healthful Behavior Change Postdoctoral Training Program supports the training of postdoctoral fellows for a two or three year term. Fellows gain direct research experience in cardiovascular risk reduction, community and health psychology, translational behavioral medicine, and clinical epidemiology. Fellows are expected to contribute to research projects funded through the Center and to design and conduct a substantive original research project of agreed upon mutual interest, suitable for presentation and publication in the scientific literature.

  • Who is eligible? Applicants with a doctoral degree in psychology, medicine, public health, health education or a related field

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Center for Healthful Behavior Change Summer Research Experience

This Center for Healthful Behavior Change hosts graduate, undergraduate, and high school students each summer to work with investigators and staff to gain hands-on experience in patient-oriented research, data entry, and development of a research project. Students typically study minority health, behavior change, statistics, and survey research methodology. At the end of the summer, students present their research findings at the Center’s Student Research Day.

  • Who is eligible? Graduate, undergraduate, and high school students

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Center for Healthful Behavior Change Training in Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a person-centered approach to counseling designed to motivate people to change their behavior. The Center has faculty and staff who are recognized by Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainer, an international organization of trainers in motivational interviewing.

  • Who is eligible? Teams that conduct research or deliver patient care

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Center for Stroke Disparities Solutions Training Core

The Center for Stroke Disparities Solutions Training Core provides junior faculty in or outside of NYU with adequate training and mentoring to develop successful academic careers in behavioral and translational sciences targeting the reduction of stroke disparities. The Training Core will develop and sustain four cohorts of four faculty who are pursuing careers in stroke prevention and intervention in underserved minority communities. The program is one-year long, beginning with a 2-week intensive didactic summer session, followed by ongoing mentorship by congruent scientists and a mid-year academic meeting, and concluding with a one-week follow-up summer session.

  • Who is eligible? Junior faculty in or outside of NYU

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NYU/University of Ghana Cardiovascular Research Training Institute Program

The Cardiovascular Research Training Program, which takes place at the University of Ghana in Accra, trains 40 investigators to conduct cardiovascular research and compete for extramural funding in Ghana. The program offers two tracks: health services research and patient-oriented research.

  • Who is eligible? Trainees applying for the health services research track should be students who matriculated in an MPH/PHD program at the University of Ghana School of Public Health. Trainees applying for the patient-oriented research track should be highly motivated junior faculty and physicians who are about to start their postgraduate studies in internal medicine, cardiology, neurology or nephrology

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Health Equity

Community Empowered Research Training

The Community Empowered Research Training program is an academic-community partnership dedicated to strengthening community leadership in research. Geared towards executive directors and program directors and managers, Community Empowered Research Training offers free workshops and webinars to strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations to participate in and develop community-focused research initiatives.

  • Who is eligible? Executive directors and program directors and managers

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Community Health Worker Training

In this program, community health workers receive ongoing training on a variety of topics to help build their capacity to reduce health disparities in the communities in which they work. The curriculum includes teaching and communication skills training, clinical skills training, disease-specific trainings, health promotion trainings, and research skills training.

Who is eligible? Community health workers

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Health Disparity Research Training Program

The Health Disparity Research Training Program offers a research training opportunity to qualified students and health professionals. The goal of the program is to increase competence and commitment among trainees to work in community-based participatory research on Asian-American health disparities, increase the number of investigators in this area, and increase the number of research projects addressing health disparities among Asian-Americans. The program provides a unique opportunity for students and health professionals to develop and implement a community-based research project, as well as learn strategies to analyze, compile, and disseminate results for academic and policy communities.

  • Who is eligible? Graduate students and health professionals

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Comparative Effectiveness and Decision Science

Comparative Effectiveness Research Training Program

The Comparative Effectiveness Research Training Program offers a summer institute in July or a 14-month program to earn a master of science in clinical investigation with a concentration in comparative effectiveness research.

  • Who is eligible? Applicants who meet one of the following requirements: board-eligible certified in a clinical specialty, currently licensed to practice medicine in New York State; holds a PhD active in a clinical research-related discipline; holds a master’s degree in public health, healthcare business administration or a related field; holds a leadership position in the healthcare, health policy or public health fields

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Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Use

Fellowship in Addiction Medicine

This one-year American Board of Addiction Medicine fellowship builds on the well-established and nationally recognized fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. The fellow will train across a broad array of clinical and investigational settings on the NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center campuses, gaining exposure to traditional addiction specialty and related inpatient and outpatient programs. Such programs include detoxification, dual diagnosis, consult and liaison psychiatry, emergency care, pain medicine, methadone maintenance, and intensive outpatient treatment. The fellow’s core longitudinal clinical experience will be with an addiction medicine clinic in a primary care setting at Bellevue Hospital. Clinical research opportunities include ongoing NIH-funded clinical trials and extensive training in research methods through the NYU-Health and Hospitals Corporation Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Mentorship and education are incorporated into the program, preparing the fellow for the ABAM certification exam and a career in addiction medicine.

For eligibility requirements and more information, contact Joshua Lee, MD, at Joshua.Lee@nyumc.org.