The MPC Training Program in Population Health Science at the University of Minnesota produces scientists who understand complex health problems and health disparities resulting from multiple interacting layers of influence that unfold over chronological, biological, and historical time. The program features cross-training in the biology and etiology of disease as well as in the social sciences, including engaging in independent and collaborative population health research supervised by interdisciplinary teams of faculty; coursework in population health science, population modeling, and the responsible conduct of research; and intensive professional socialization designed to integrate trainees from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and prepare them to have outstanding careers as population health scientists.
The positions provide up to two years of training for postdoctoral fellows and include a stipend at the appropriate National Institutes of Health (NIH) level, financial support for travel to scientific conferences, and opportunities to apply for other research-related financial support as needed.
Postdoctoral applicants must apply to one of two tracks (whereby, the training program will provide cross training that is different from the field/track in which the applicant received their PhD):
- Biology and etiology of disease (for those with their doctoral degree in a social science field)
- Social Science (for those with their doctoral degree in a health science, biological science, epidemiology, or other related discipline)