T32 Overview

This NIMH-funded (T32) two-year Postdoctoral Research Training Program provides fellowship training in health services research involving older adults with mental disorders. The program is designed for those professionals who are committed to becoming independently supported mental health services researchers. This multi-site program includes expert faculty mentors from four locations: Dartmouth College, Cornell University, University of Washington, and University of Michigan.

The program utilizes a productive faculty, diverse patient populations, numerous community-based research sites, the training and research structures of the participating institutions, and a number of collaborating laboratories. The program also provides rich opportunities for trainees to learn about mental health services for older adults and health services research methods in diverse community and healthcare settings.

Fellows in the postdoctoral research fellowship in geriatric mental health services research spend two years:

  • Working with expert faculty mentors in mental health services research and participating in ongoing research
  • Participating in local and national seminars with investigators and postdoctoral fellows at Dartmouth, Cornell, University of Washington, and University of Michigan
  • Participating in research presentations and conferences for postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty in mental health services research
  • Developing their own research projects/ grants under the mentorship of a faculty member