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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Mental Health

We have filled our fellowship positions for the 2024-2025 year.  We expect to open recruitment in September 2024 for the 2025-2026 year.  If you are interested, please check back then.  

If you have other questions regarding the program, please contact Genevieve Avornyo

Program Description

Northwestern University’s Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs) NIMH T32 postdoctoral fellowship, “Multidisciplinary Training Program in Digital Mental Health”  focuses on the use of technology to support mental health with an emphasis on equity, and brings together a cohort of fellows in psychological science (psychology, psychiatry, and behavioral science) and human-computer interaction (HCI; computer science, communication, engineering, design, and human factors). The program provides fellows with research training and mentorship in both mental health and HCI research with the aim of preparing the next generation of digital mental health researchers. The program is co-led by Drs. David Mohr, PhD and Darren Gergle, PhD. Dr. Mohr is an expert in the use of technology and psychological approaches for the treatment of mental health conditions. Dr. Gergle is a leader in HCI as applied to medical settings with expertise in quantitative and qualitative methods.

CBITs provides a unique scientific home for interdisciplinary scholars working in psychology, HCI, computer science, biostatistics, implementation science, and health disparities. The mission of the center is to design, evaluate, and sustainably implement digital mental health solutions in the context of real world care settings. A core value of the center is that digital mental health technologies should be designed and implemented in a manner that extends these services to those people and communities who are currently underserved by our existing mental healthcare system.

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, implementation science, social influences, and mental health disparities. The successful candidate will take a leadership role, overseeing individual research projects in multidisciplinary teams. Mentorship is available from experienced researchers who have federal and foundation funding including Drs. Mohr and Gergle, and many other exceptional faculty in both HCI, and psychological and behavioral science. (see 

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 access to data for publications. The successful candidate will have a strong record of peer-reviewed publications and experience in digital mental health research. 


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