The Research Program on Children and Global Adversity is seeking a post-doctoral Diversity Fellow applicant whose interests and career goals for training align with the activities of our recently-funded NICHD R01 in Sierra Leone to study the inter-generational effects of war on mental health and child development.  Interested potential applicants with a background in quantitative research skills (field based survey data collection, early childhood assessment, psychometric and multivariate analyses of child and family mental health outcomes) as well as qualitative research skills are encouraged to be in touch with Dr. Theresa Betancourt (<>).  The RPCGA and the potential fellow will then work together to co-construct a proposal for funding to NICHD comprising a multi-year training and mentored research plan aligned with their career goals and project activities. Applicants must come from an under-represented minority group and be US citizens or green card holders. Willingness to spend significant time in Sierra Leone for field work is desired as is prior field based research in Africa.

Theresa S. Betancourt, Sc.D., M.A.

Associate Professor of Child Health and Human Rights Department of Global Health and Population

Director, Research Program on Children and Global Adversity François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights Harvard School of Public Health

651 Huntington Avenue, 7th floor (709-D) Boston, MA 02115 USA

Phone: 617 432-5003<tel:617%20432-5003>

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Posted Date: 01/04/2013


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