One of the longest active training programs for mental-health research in the country, the goal of this program is to provide rigorous training in the application of epidemiologic and statistical methods to psychosocial and psychiatric research. Formal training, mentorship, and extensive research experience will provide trainees with the requisite methodological and substantive tools to conduct high quality research in mental health. Providing exposure to diverse specialty areas both within and among the current program and other ongoing training initiatives will provide a broad perspective on the substantive areas of psychiatric research and appreciation for the need for a multidisciplinary approach that is critical to understanding pathogenesis and impact of mental disorders.
This interdisciplinary training program is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The program’s faculty mentors have expertise in biostatistics, epidemiology, and psychology. Trainees will have the opportunity to learn methods and content related to mental health and develop research projects in areas of faculty strengths: genetic epidemiology of mental disorders, mental health across the lifespan, psychosocial gerontology, and mental health disparities.
For more information, please contact Melanie Elliot.
PhD applicants applying to the program interested in this training program should indicate this in their personal statement. The application deadline for admissions is December 15th. Please apply at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and choose the Epidemiology and Public Health Department and either Biostatistics or Chronic Disease Epidemiology concentration.