NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program > Overview
The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in partnership with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Duke University Medical Center, offers postdoctoral training opportunities for qualified candidates. Other collaborating units at UNC-CH include the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine and the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. The program is supported by a National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Training Grant from the National Institute of Mental Health of the U.S. Public Health Service, under the authority of Section 487 of the Public Health Service Act as amended (42 USC 289 1-1).
The Program is intended to expand the pool of investigators capable of undertaking policy-relevant mental health and substance abuse services and systems research. It will assist persons with a doctoral degree in sociology, psychology, anthropology, social work, psychiatry, public health or related fields to gain experience in applying research methods to the systematic analysis and evaluation of mental health, substance abuse services, and their associated public policy issues. The emphases of the training program are the organization, financing, utilization, quality, and evaluation of care services; public policies for ensuring access to such services; and the social epidemiology of mental and substance abuse disorders. The Program is committed to multidisciplinary training, a public sector orientation, and a special focus on persons with a severe and persistent mental illness and substance abuse disorders.
The collaborating institutions are located a short distance from each other in The Research Triangle, the world renowned area of central North Carolina bordered by the cities of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. UNC-CH and Duke offer some of the finest graduate programs in sociomedical sciences and public health in the entire country. Close relationships are maintained for research and training purposes with a broad range of mental health facilities and community programs in North Carolina and throughout the United States.
It is the policy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University not to discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, or handicapping condition in any of their policies, procedures, or practices.