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Postdoctoral Fellows


The Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health announces the availability of the National Cancer Institute T32-supported postdoctoral fellowship in cancer epidemiology, prevention, and control beginning September 1, 2022. Fellowship applications are accepted continuously and are reviewed as they are received.

Training involves research in a mentored environment in foundational and/or applied population science addressing the etiology, prevention, and control of cancer. To be eligible for this fellowship support, you must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, have a doctorate in epidemiology or a social or behavioral science, and be committed to a career in population-based research on cancer.

Funding (NIH stipend, individual health insurance) usually is for two years. We welcome applications from those who have received or those who are soon to be awarded doctorates in epidemiology or a social or behavioral science.

Before you apply, first identify a primary mentor who is a faculty member in the Department of Epidemiology or Department of Health, Behavior and Society who is willing to take you on as a postdoctoral fellow for 2 years and who agrees to cover the costs of the research you would conduct under of their mentorship.

To identify a potential primary mentor, review the list below and click on their name for more information about them and their research. Then, contact the faculty member(s) to discuss research and mentorship opportunities. After confirming a primary mentor, apply for the NCI T32 supported postdoctoral fellowship, and separately apply to the school to be a postdoctoral fellow.

Postdoctoral fellowship recipients will receive multidisciplinary training in cancer
epidemiology, prevention, and control through:

  • Interactive information exchange via orientation, retreat, symposium, journal club, research in progress, seminars, and a special studies in cancer epidemiology, prevention and control;
  • Teaching, communications, and grant writing opportunities;
  • Community outreach and engagement opportunities;
  • Postdoctoral research;
  • Training-program specific educational, research, and career mentoring.

Postdoctoral fellows must meet the requirements of the postdoctoral fellowship program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), including applying as a postdoc to the School, which is a separate application to this one for fellowship support. Additional information for postdocs at JHSPH is found here.

The application for the Fellowship should consist of:

  • Brief letter (1 page or less) with bullets for the following:
    • Indicate that you are applying for the T32-supported postdoctoral fellowship in Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control.
    • Describe the nature and extent of your commitment to training and a future career in population-based research on cancer.
    • Indicate the name and department of your proposed primary mentor.
    • Briefly describe your proposed research topic or project(s).
    • State the date or expected date of completion of your doctorate, the field in which your doctorate was awarded, and the awarding institution.
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Copy of your unofficial academic transcript for your doctorate (if degree not from Hopkins). You will be asked by JHSPH to send official transcripts at the time of application to the School as a postdoctoral fellow.

Please address your application to:

Dr. Elizabeth A. Platz
Department of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe St., Rm E6132
Baltimore, MD 21205

Forward your application to Dr. Platz by email: Please cc your proposed mentor on your email so that they may confirm their willingness to serve in that role.

Potential Primary Mentors (All faculty have primary appointments at the Bloomberg School of Public Health unless otherwise noted.)

The Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work within the AIDS Linked to the IntraVenous Experience (ALIVE) cohort study. We are looking for a talented and energetic fellow to contribute to the ongoing ALIVE research program. The position provides opportunities for diverse research experiences in a supportive, interdisciplinary, and collegial environment. We especially encourage candidates with complementary expertise in the areas of social or behavioral epidemiology, neighborhood or GIS/spatial analysis, and/or statistical and methodological development for cohort studies. The fellow will be expected to participate in analyses, contribute to manuscript writing, and disseminate results through presentations. Prior experience in complex longitudinal studies and in analysis of cohort data is strongly preferred. Interest in substance use and HIV/hepatitis C is required. The candidate should have the ability to work effectively in interdisciplinary collaborations. Opportunities exist for collaboration with investigators throughout several Hopkins divisions. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Epidemiology, as well as evidence of excellence in research. Clinicians with an MD with additional training (MPH, MHS, or doctorate) or experience in epidemiology, or related field will also be considered.

More information on ALIVE can be found here:

Interested candidates should submit a CV, a cover letter briefly describing the candidate’s research interests and experience, and a list of 3 references. Materials should be submitted to: Dr. Shruti Mehta (email: