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The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California seeks candidates for one- to three-year research fellowships.  Fellowship positions provide mentored training in research as well as protected time to participate in publishing, grant writing, and various other career development activities.  Fellows will have the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary group of faculty who conduct research on the determinants, epidemiology, and intervention/prevention of behavioral influences on cancer risk: (a) tobacco, alcohol, and drug use; (b) obesity, diet, and physical activity; (c) sexually-transmitted infections related to cancer (e.g., HPV infection); or (d) cancer survivorship. We seek candidates with backgrounds and interests that compliment existing strengths in: (1) health disparities and social/environmental influences on health behavior; (2) psychological influences on health behavior, (3) methodology (e.g., longitudinal data analysis, ecological momentary assessment, mobile health, social network modeling), (4) developmental processes and youth health behavior; and (5) psychoneuroimmunology.


The fellowship program is administered by the Division of Health Behavior Research within the Department of Preventive Medicine and provides an annual salary (based upon year doctorate received), health insurance, tuition, and conference travel support. This multi-disciplinary department of behavioral scientists, epidemiologists, environmental health scientists, and biostatisticians has a long history of conducting innovative externally-funded research and currently holds active research centers on tobacco, obesity, and other public health issues.  Many faculty members are also members of the USC/Norris Cancer Center, an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with strong research programs in cancer control and epidemiology.  More information about can be found at and


Qualified individuals must have completed a PhD, MD or equivalent, and must be a US citizen or have permanent resident status.   


USC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


Send curriculum vitae and statement of interest to:

Marny Barovich,  [log in to unmask]; or call 323-442-8299 for more information.



Thomas W. Valente, PhD

Professor, Institute for Prevention Research

Department of Preventive Medicine

Keck School of Medicine

University of Southern California

Email: [log in to unmask]

Mobile: (310) 977-4123


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