T32 Training Program
University of Florida
Department of Epidemiology
Director, Dr. Linda B. Cottler
Co-Director, Dr. Sara Jo Nixon
The core innovative aspect of this new public health oriented T32 is the focus on the epidemiology and prevention of substance use and its consequences and co-morbidities, with an emphasis on social determinants of health and health inequalities, and the development of behavioral interventions to reduce substance use and its harmful consequences.
To apply, contact Tamara Millay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit http://epidemiology.phhp.ufl.edu/training/nida-t32-training-program/ .
An excellent opportunity is available for training in population health united with other sciences through the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Florida (UF). The NIDA Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health T32 training program is directed by Linda B. Cottler and co-directed by Sara Jo Nixon. We can support 4 Pre Docs and 2 Post Docs each year. The justification for the T32 is: a) increased health disparities related to the harmful consequences of drug use; b) a significant shortage of scientists in the drug abuse field; c) the excellent academic and research environment at UF which is ripe for producing public health oriented scientists and clinicians; d) a strong and enthusiastic group of mentors who have an excellent track record to train nationally and internationally prominent substance abuse researchers; and e) the commitment of the State and UF's President to be a top ten public university, which brings additional resources for research. Additionally, the T32 is in sunny Florida, which is now the third most populous state. The core innovative aspect of this new public health oriented T32 is the focus on the epidemiology and prevention of substance use and its consequences and co-morbidities, with a focus on social determinants of health and health inequalities, and the development of behavioral interventions to reduce substance use and its harmful consequences. The training program is crafted with a clear application to practice and public health both domestically and internationally. The program trains individuals to work from the individual level to the population level to eliminate health inequalities related to substance use and its consequences, provides an apprenticeship style education to master skills to critically evaluate data, conduct multiple aspects of addiction research and become successful and independent investigators, and trains individuals to understand, apply and maintain the highest ethical standards in their science and scholarship.
Join Addiction Psychologists at the University of Florida in an interdisciplinary research environment:
· JeeWon Cheong, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Health Education & Behavior
· Robert F. Leeman, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Health Education & Behavior
· Sara Jo Nixon, PhD, Professor & Co-Vice Chair Research, Department of Psychiatry
· Jalie A. Tucker, PhD, MPH, Professor & Chair, Department of Health Education & Behavior
· Richard Yi, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Health Education & Behavior