Northwestern University

Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies

Feinberg School of Medicine

 

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN DIGITAL MENTAL HEALTH

Northwestern University’s Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs; www.cbits.northwestern.edu) is seeking applicants for our NIMH T32 postdoctoral fellowship, “Multidisciplinary Training Program in Digital Mental Health.”  This fellowship co-trains fellows in mental health (psychology, psychiatry, and behavioral science) and human-computer interaction (HCI; computer science, communication, engineering, design, and human factors). The program provides research training and mentorship in both mental health and HCI research to fellows in both areas with the aim of preparing the next generation of digital mental health researchers to tackle the challenges of the field. The program is co-led by Drs. David Mohr PhD and Madhu Reddy PhD. Dr. Mohr is an expert in the use of technology and psychological approaches to the treatment of depression and anxiety. Dr. Reddy is a leader in human computer interaction (HCI) as applied to medical settings with expertise in qualitative methods.

CBITs provides a unique scientific home for interdisciplinary scholars working in psychology, HCI, computer science, biostatistics, and implementation science. The overarching mission of the center is to design, evaluate, and sustainably implement digital mental health solutions. The overarching theme of the CBITs’ research is focused on the design, evaluation, and implementation of technology-enabled interventions for depression and anxiety in the context of real world care settings.

Fellows work in a variety of complementary lines of research focused on digital mental health. This work will include collaborations with specialists in HCI, mental health, and implementation science. The successful candidate will take a leadership role, overseeing the individual research projects in a multidisciplinary team that includes psychologists, HCI researchers, quantitative scientists, and implementation scientists. Mentorship is available from experienced researchers who have federal and foundation funding including Drs. Mohr and Reddy as well as a variety of other faculty (see https://www.preventivemedicine.northwestern.edu/education/multidisciplinary-training-program-in-digital-mental-health/mentors.html).

The primary objective of this fellowship is to prepare the individual for an academically oriented career in fields relevant to technology and mental health. The fellow will have the use of data for publications. The successful candidate will have a strong record of peer-reviewed publications and experience in digital mental health research. Minority applicants encouraged. To comply with NIMH rules, fellows must be US citizens. We expect to begin reviewing applications in late fall on a rolling basis, and will continue until the positions are filled. Appointments are for one year, renewable to two. To apply, send CV, statement of research interests and goals, & three letters of recommendation to David Mohr, PhD and Madhu Reddy, PhD, care of Lucia Ontiveros (lucia.ontiveros@northwestern.edu) Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies, Department of Preventative Medicine, 750 N. Lake Shore Drive., 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611.