Geriatric Mental Health Services Research Fellowship
This NIMH-funded (T-32) two-year Research Training Program provides postdoctoral fellowship training health services research for older adults with mental disorders to psychiatrists, psychologists, and social/behavioral scientists who are committed to becoming independently supported mental health services researchers. The program is part of a four-site Research Training Cooperative that brings together expert faculty from Dartmouth, Cornell, University of Michigan and the University of Washington.
- Jurgen Unützer, MD, MPH
University of Washington
- Steve Bartels MD, MS
- Martha Bruce, PhD, MPH
- Frederic Blow, PhD
University of Michigan
At the University of Washington, fellows will spend two years:
- working with expert faculty mentors in mental health services research, participating in ongoing research and developing their own research projects/ grant proposals
- participating in research seminars and conferences for postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty in mental health services research
- participating in web-based seminars and other training activities sponsored by the partnering programs at Dartmouth, Cornell, and the University of Washington
- taking course work in Health Services Research leading towards an MPH degree (unless they already have prior graduate training in Health Services Research methods)
The program provides rich opportunities for trainees to learn about mental health services for older adults and health services research methods in diverse community and health care settings.
Areas of Ongoing ResearchPrimary Care for Late-life Depression - IMPACT, Depression and Comorbid Medical
Disorders/Persistent Pain, Mental Health Services in Nursing Homes, Dementia in Primary Care,
Depression and Cardiovascular Disease, Managed Care, Quality of Life, End of Life Care.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Eligibility, Stipends, Tuition, Fees, Health Insurance, and other Trainee Costs
For detailed information about the T32 Training Program funded by the National Institutes of Health, please see NRSA (T32).
Applications will be accepted at any time for the fellowship which begins as early as July 1st of each
year. To apply please email your CV and a one-page response to the following question:
How to Apply
Why do you want to spend two years training to become an independent geriatric mental health services researcher?
Program Operations Specialist
University of Washington
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Seattle, WA 98195