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T32 Training Program in Health Service and Outcomes Research for Aging Populations

Applications are open!

The Health Services and Outcomes Research for Aging Populations T32 Training Program at Johns Hopkins University seeks to produce the next generation of scientists with rigorous training in person and family-centered health services and outcomes research with a focus on older adults.  The program draws on the rich resources for research in health services, health economics, gerontology, nursing, health informatics, and geriatrics across the Johns Hopkins University, including its Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH), School of Medicine (SOM), and School of Nursing (SON). 

We are pleased to announce opportunities for post-doctoral fellows. Postdoctoral fellows will complete core training grant curriculum courses and additional courses to complement their prior academic experience, a year-long practicum experience, a bi-weekly seminar, ongoing mentored research projects, and yearly integrative activities to complement their didactic curriculum. Additional training on this T32 can be acquired in coordination with a clinical fellowship training program. Training in grant writing is also available. Training grant funding provides a stipend, health insurance coverage and a small professional development annual allowance. Suitable postdoctoral applicants will hold a PhD or equivalent in Nursing, Public Health, Pharmacy, or population health field (e.g., health services research, health economics, health informatics); or a clinical doctorate (DO, MD, or please inquire regarding other degrees) with dedication to the pursuit of geriatrics and aging research and development of research skills.

Applicants who would like to be considered for a start date before August 1, 2024 should apply as soon as possible. Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis until the slot is filled, although we encourage applications to be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on January 8.

Application follows a two-step process:

1. Submission of the following materials to Danielle Peereboom (

·         A statement of interest up to two pages in length describing your personal and professional motivations for pursuing the fellowship and areas of specific interest in research focused on health services and outcomes research for aging populations. The statement should describe career goals and career development plans for the fellowship, including a) the skills and knowledge the applicant seeks to obtain; b) expected effects on career goals; and c) potential mentors at Johns Hopkins.

·         A current Curriculum Vitae

·         Two letters of recommendation to be sent directly from your dissertation advisor, a close mentor, or your program director to Danielle Peereboom (

2. Select applicants will be asked to interview with program leadership and potential program mentors.

Please note:

·         The T32 is funded by the National Institute on Aging. Candidates must have U.S. citizenship or permanent residence status to be eligible.

·         Minority and women applicants are encouraged to apply.

·         Pre-doctoral fellows who have been admitted to doctoral programs in participating schools are eligible to be appointed to the program through a separate process.

Questions may be directed to Danielle Peereboom (

“It is clear that everyone who is a part of the T32 genuinely supports each other and is willing to offer help and advice. This was the perfect year"

From the T32 Training Program trainee feedback survey

Key Program Components

A Year-Long Two-Credit Practicum Course

The course comprises lectures by guest speakers and site visits to diverse providers and settings and exposes trainees to the “real world” clinical, financial, and organizational aspects of health services and outcomes in the care of older adults.

“I really enjoyed the hands-on experience! Even though I've been studying health services research for the past couple of years, the field experiences and the guest speakers were invaluable.” - T32 trainee practicum participant

Key Program Components

Biweekly Seminars

Seminars provide designated time and support for trainees to develop materials necessary for growing their research careers, present their work, and receive feedback. Seminars also introduce students to IRB approval, journal submission, and funding opportunities.

“Hearing input from students in years above me and the post docs was immensely helpful because they had similar experiences, challenges, and questions.” -T32 trainee seminar participant