Global Health Equity Research Fellowship

Applications are invited for a two-year Global Health Equity (GHE) postdoctoral research fellowship located in Rwanda. The Fellow will join the Harvard Medical School Global Health Research Core, directed by Professor Megan Murray, and will be based at a Partners In Health-supported site in Rwanda joining a multidisciplinary team of practitioners, program managers, policy makers, and researchers. The Fellow will conduct high quality research on health needs and program implementation and support a broader research capacity-building program and the mentoring of junior researchers in research methods and results dissemination. Requires a PhD (or equivalent) in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, global health, or a related field; strong quantitative skills, strong scientific writing and communication skills, and previous teaching experience. For details and application instructions, see the Global Health Equity Research Fellowship Announcement.

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Integration Science

The Program in Global Noncommunicable Disease and Social Change at Harvard Medical School is offering a post-doctoral fellowship that focuses on evaluating the cost and impact of integrated service delivery strategies for severe noncommunicable diseases and injuries, such as type 1 diabetes and rheumatic heart disease, in highly constrained health systems. The post-doctoral fellow will join a dynamic team that is led by Dr. Gene Bukhman and joined by other faculty and program staff based at the country sites supported by Partners In Health in Malawi, Rwanda, Haiti, and Liberia. The position is based in Boston and requires significant travel. Qualifications: doctoral degree in public health with strong quantitative component, expertise in analysis of cost-related data, experience in epidemiological study design and analysis of health outcome data, knowledge of Stata software, prior field experience in a resource-limited setting, experience working on data management with in-country staff, familiarity with noncommunicable diseases as a subject area for implementation science. For details and application instructions, see the Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Integration Science

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Tuberculosis Research

This position is filled for 2017-2018. The following is provided for informational purposes only.
No funding is available; individuals are responsible for their own funding and health insurance. The fellow will function as a junior investigator under the supervision of a department faculty member, participating fully in research and related scholarly activities. The fellow will participate in ongoing research projects, help coordinate specific research initiatives, coordinate submissions for research ethics review, conduct data management and analysis, assist in writing grant proposals, and prepare manuscripts. To apply, send your CV and cover letter to; enter "Pediatric TB Research Fellowship" in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship

Surgeons associated with Harvard teaching hospitals, in conjunction with Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), Partners In Health (PIH), and the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) at Harvard Medical School are addressing the need for a surgical role in global health through the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship. In this fellowship, dedicated surgeons and surgeons-in-training are able to obtain the medical and non-medical skills they need to improve the health of some of the world's most impoverished people.

For more information on the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship please visit the BCH Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery website. Any questions regarding the Fellowship should be directed to

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Dr. Mario Pagenel Global Mental Health Delivery Fellowship

The Dr. Mario Pagenel Fellowship in Global Mental Health Delivery provides an opportunity for career development in global mental health service delivery and research for post-graduate psychiatrists. Fellows develop expertise in the field while working in Haiti or Rwanda with Partners In Health (PIH) and in collaboration with the Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health and Social Medicine in the Blavatnik Institute.

The Fellowship is a one to two year placement with a PIH sister organization—Zanmi Lasante in Haiti, or Inshuti Mu Buzima in Rwanda. By building capacity through the mobilization, training, and professional development of in-country health care providers, PIH and HMS seek to support locally feasible and sustainable structures for mental health care and, over time, to establish generalizable models for systems of mental health service delivery. The Fellowship offers a combined focus on clinical care, training and education, research and advocacy.

While most of the Fellowship consists of service delivery work, there is a significant academic research component. The fellow develops an area of academic focus in global health related to mental health service delivery and selects an academic mentor with expertise in their area of interest. Fellows have the opportunity to develop and collaborate in mentored research and educational projects with experts in the HMS Department of Global Health and Social Medicine as well as having the option of participating in ongoing research efforts. Fellows will be eligible to attend a three-week intensive summer program in Global Health Delivery at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health.

For more specific information about the Mental Health Programs at PIH, please visit the PIH website. For more information about the Fellowship and sites please see read here .

March 1, 2019 for a summer 2019 start date.

Applicants can apply through the Partners In Health website. Details are:

  • Please include a one to two page document summarizing your experiences and interest in the Pagenel Fellowship. Please summarize why you are interested in Haiti/Rwanda and what skills and expertise make you well suited to serve there.
  • CV with the names of two references and their contact information.
  • We have separate applications for both the Haiti and Rwanda positions. Applicants need only to apply to one of these positions (whichever location is preferred) and state location preferences in the cover letter.

Formal applications must be submitted on the PIH website through the following application portal:

For more information about the fellowship, please contact Amruta Houde.

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Abundance Foundation Fellowship in Global Health Implementation Science

The Abundance Foundation Fellowship in Global Mental Health in Implementation Science provides an opportunity for professional growth in global mental health implementation research for post-doctoral psychiatrists and psychologists.

The Fellowship, based in Boston, is a two-year placement with Harvard Medical School’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, within the Program for Global Mental Health and Social Change. It aims to provide Fellows additional experience in investigation and research focused on global mental health service implementation by building a research component into Partners in Health’s delivery work and capacity-building at its sites.

The Fellow should have experience at in-country sites in mental health service delivery, such as through the Dr. Mario Pagenel Fellowship in Global Mental Health Delivery, and developed a basic proposal based on that work, so as to be able to come to the Fellowship with a circumscribed area of focus that will lead to the creation of a work plan for their research project. At the conclusion of the Fellowship, the goal is for the Fellow to have developed a fundable grant proposal, or will have produced a number of scholarly publications.

For more specific information about the mental health program at HMS, please visit the Program in Global Mental Health and Social Change.

For questions related to the Abundance Foundation Fellowship, please contact Sarah Coleman.

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Improving Mental Health in China

Psychiatrists from participating institutions in China are developing curriculum for training local mental health practitioners in implementation research through the program, Building Research Capacity to Improve Mental Health in China across the Lifespan. This program is supported by the NIH Fogarty International Center, 2012-2017.

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Improving Mental Health in Indonesia

The goal of this program, Inter-University Partnerships for Strengthening Health Systems in Indonesia: Building New Capacity for Mental Health Care, is to develop “action research” linking university researchers with the public health system to build capacity for public mental health care in Indonesia. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - Indonesia sponsors this program.

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Medical Ethics

Weekly seminar in medical ethics for health care and legal professionals. Offered by the Center for Bioethics (previously the Division of Medical Ethics). To learn about the fellowship program, visit the Fellowship in Bioethics page.

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Related Links

Resources for HMS Research Fellows are available at the HMS Office for Postdoctoral Fellows page.

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