NIMH Predoctoral and Postdoctoral fellowships

The Health Psychology Program maintains an NIH training program funded by NIMH. All predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States, and applicants are not eligible if they have received 3 years of prior PHS support. Under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply when openings occur.

NIMH 15750 Biobehavioral Training in Mental and Physical Health

The primary goal of this program is to train research scientists in the development and application of basic theories and research in psychology to issues of physical and mental health and their interrelationship. Our program for predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows includes coursework and intensive supervised research in laboratory, clinical, and community settings. Our program has strong expertise in a number of important biobehavioral processes relevant to mental health and physical illness including stress processes, ethnic disparities, comorbidities across the lifespan, and health promotion and prevention. These areas of concentration in the program are supplemented by further expertise among the faculty in human and animal models of specific mental disorders and physical diseases.

Predoctoral Fellowships

The NIMH training grant provides 2 fellowships for predoctoral trainees in health psychology or other areas of psychology. The NIGMS training grant provides 2 fellowships for predoctoral trainees in health psychology. Students are typically appointed in their second or third year of training and area funded for two years. The training grant pays for registration fees and provides a stipend set by NIH standards ($21,180 per year in 2010-2011) plus health insurance, conference travel and training related expenses. Invitations to apply for openings are circulated to all Psychology graduate students when they occur, typically in March.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The NIMH training grant provides 2 fellowships for postdoctoral trainees focusing on mental health as it intersects with any of our other areas of expertise. Applicants must have completed a PhD in an accredited psychology program or related field. Openings are advertised and inquiries are accepted at any time. Each postdoctoral fellow enters the program with a designated primary and secondary faculty mentor, one of which is from the core faculty.

Core Faculty – Department/School

Dunkel Schetter, C (Director) – Psychology
Stanton, A (CoDirector) – Psychology/ Psychiatry
Bower, J  (CoDirector) – Psychology/ Psychiatry
Craske, M – Psychology
Irwin, M – Psychiatry
Lau, A – Psychology
Miller, G – Psychology
Robles, T – Psychology
Seeman, T – Medicine/Public Health


Affiliated Faculty – Department/School

Callahan, B – Psychology 
Carroll, J  – Psychiatry
Chavira, D  – Psychology
Cole, S – Medicine
Eisenberger, N  – Psychology
Enders, C – Psychology
Fanselow, M  – Psychology
Fuligni, A  – Psychiatry/Psychology
Karlsgodt, K -Psychology
Lee, S  – Psychology
Montoya, A – Psychology
Ng, L – Psychology
Ray, L – Psychology
Silvers, J – Psychology
Sumner, J – Psychology