Fellowship Directors

Stephen Bartels, MD, MS
Dartmouth College

Fred Blow, PhD
University of Michigan

Martha Bruce, PhD, MPH
Cornell University

Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH
University of Washington

 

This NIMH-funded, two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (T32) provides fellowship training in health services research involving older adults with mental disorders. The program is designed for

  • psychiatrists
  • medical physicians
  • psychologists
  • nurses
  • social/behavioral scientists

who are committed to becoming independently supported mental health services researchers.

Program Goals: The goal of this training program is to increase the number of researchers in geriatric mental health services research by preparing them with the requisite skills to conduct mental health services research in age-relevant settings, populations, and service models.

This multi-site Services Research Training Collaboratory (SRTC) brings together the strengths of investigators and training opportunities in four leading centers of excellence in geriatric mental health services research, namely Dartmouth College, Cornell University, the University of Washington (UW), and the University of Michigan (UM). For detailed information about the research ongoings at each site, visit our downloadable T32 Program Brochure.

The program’s goal is to grow the field of early-career research scientists focusing on geriatric mental health services through a proven, innovative, transdisciplinary, multi-site, training collaboratory. We achieve this goal by providing fellows with a two-year program consisting of:

  • Mentored geriatric mental health services research training;
  • Cross-site seminars and co-mentoring linked by web-based communication and archived curricula; and
  • Formal coursework at each site, including the opportunity for a master’s degree in public health or master’s of science in health services research.

The SRTC is committed to recruiting and retaining individuals with disabilities, ethnic and racial minorities, and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.