Drug Abuse, Addiction, and HIV Research Scholars (DAHRS)

The Yale-Drug Abuse, Addiction, and HIV Research Scholars program is a K12 sponsored fellowship that provides a comprehensive three-year, post-doctorate, interdisciplinary, mentored career development program. The aim of the program is to prepare investigators for careers focusing on improving medical outcomes for patients with, and at risk for drug abuse, addiction, and HIV, by integrating prevention and treatment in general medical settings including emergency departments and primary care, and HIV, adolescent, and women’s health clinics.

Scholars will earn the Master of Health Sciences degree which combines vigorous research methodology, statistics and design didactics with small group sessions and seminars on topics related to substance abuse, addiction, HIV, leadership, grant writing and responsible conduct of research. Candidates will complete a publishable mentored research project and prepare an application for their next career step.

About Us

Our current scholars are Deepa Camenga MD, MHS, Jennifer Edelman MD, MHS, Aileen Gariepy MD, MPH, FACOG, and Kathryn Hawk, MD.

The DAHRS faculty include our principal investigators, Gail D'Onofrio MD, MS and Patrick G. O'Connor MD, MPH, FACP, as well as a group of core and contributing faculty mentors.

The practice settings span 12 different departments and locations. 

Education

Scholars will be accepted for a three-year period. Through coursework, practical experiences, interaction with renowned drug abuse and HIV researchers, methodologists, statisticians and leaders in the field, the Yale-DAHRS program will prepare participants to work effectively across disciplines; think creatively about drug abuse, addiction and HIV research, and generate ideas and test hypotheses.