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Behavioral Informatics Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Boston University School of Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine is seeking applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship. The Boston-Area Biomedical Informatics Program (http://www.bmiboston.org/) is a behavioral informatics program is internationally recognized for its excellence. The Fellowship offers training in the broad discipline of behavioral informatics with a focus on training in interventional informatics (the study of the use of computers and other information technologies in the direct delivery of behavioral health services). The faculty is known for the development and evaluation of a wide range of automated interventions that promote self-care in patients with chronic disease and that reduce behavioral risk factors for disease (e.g., diet, physical activity, smoking, alcohol and drug use, etc.). Fellows receive full tuition to receive didactic education in a Harvard-based masters degree program in biomedical informatics, in which the masters has four unique tracks allowing coursework to be tailored to meet diverse learning needs in computer science, public health, health communications, behavioral medicine or other curricula. Fellows complete one or more research projects involving the development and/or evaluation of informatics systems. The Fellowship requires a PhD, MD or equivalent degree. A background in public health, psychology, health communications or medicine and a strong interest in information technology are desirable. US citizenship or permanent residency is required.

Send a statement of interest to MISUAdministrativeAssistant@bmc.org. Applications will be reviewed and accepted using a rolling admissions process until August 1, 2010.