Post-Doctoral Fellowship- University of Michigan School of Public Health

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

VA Center for Clinical Management Research


University of Michigan School of Public Health

Center for Managing Chronic Disease, Ann Arbor, MI


The VA Center for Clinical Management Research in Ann Arbor, MI, and the affiliated University of Michigan Center for Managing Chronic Disease (CMCD), are seeking applications from qualified doctoral degree candidates or recent doctoral graduates for a postdoctoral fellowship in health services research.  Candidates must have an interest in conducting health services research designed to further the development and evaluation of interventions supporting the management of chronic diseases affecting adults, particularly interventions promoting the effective use of care teams, informal caregivers or family supporters, and mobile technologies.  Prior to the fellowship start date, applicants need to have an earned doctorate in a discipline such as public health, health psychology, social psychology, social work, health policy, organizational behavior, medical informatics, pharmacy, or nursing.  


Postdoctoral fellows are expected to collaborate on established projects and are encouraged to lead analytic projects with an emphasis on study inception, data collection, manuscript writing, and applying for grants. Emphasis will be given to producing peer-reviewed publications in medical, health services, and public health literature, taking advantage of locally available datasets.  Research topics of interest include social support, family, and community influences on chronic disease management; patient activation and engagement in medical care of chronic disease; and use of mobile technologies in chronic disease management. Conceptualization of chronic disease is broad, and includes diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, chronic pain and mental health conditions.  Clinical focus is on adult health conditions.


Mentorship will be primarily provided by Dr. Ann-Marie Rosland and Dr. John Piette, with further mentorship or collaboration with other VA CCMR or UM CMCD faculty as appropriate. Opportunities are available to attend research seminars throughout the University of Michigan Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Information, and elsewhere; VA CCMR; and the Institute of Healthcare Policy and Innovation; as well as seminars specifically for health services post-doctoral fellows.

Start date for the fellowship is flexible, but must occur between July 1 and December 31, 2016. The fellowship can be renewed for a second year.  Annual salary is $45,900 for year 1, $48,400 for year 2, + health benefits.  Research assistant support is provided, along with funds to attend an annual professional conference.  This is a federal government position; U.S. citizenship is required.  We are an equal opportunity employer.


To apply please send:

  •  Cover letter including 1) Goals for post-doctoral fellowship, 2) Goals for career  after post-doctoral fellowship, 3) How applicant’s research interests are relevant to the Veterans’ Health Administration and mentors’ research topics.
  •  Curriculum Vitae
  •  2-3 Reference Letters
  •  Writing Sample: PDF of published academic manuscript, or another academic writing sample


Please send the above materials by email attachment to Shelley Stoll at by January 4, 2016.


Applicants who have not received their degree as of March 1, 2016, will need to provide a letter from their dissertation committee chair indicating that the applicant is on track to complete all requirements in fulfillment of their degree by October 1, 2016.  Applicants cannot be more than three years past receipt of their PhD.  


For additional information see:



Dr. Rosland:    

Dr. Piette: