Research Training

Training future leaders in academic research is a core mission of the Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program (YOEMP). Opportunities are available for students seeking new graduate or post-graduate positions, those already enrolled in degree programs at one of Yale’s graduate or professional schools, or those enrolled at another Institution but wishing to work on a YOEMP-based research project or schedule a rotation with us.

The following training opportunities are available:

For physicians

The flagship research training opportunity at YOEMP is the post-doctoral fellowship for physicians who have completed their training in a clinical specialty. This fully funded two-year program, includes the MPH degree from the Yale School of Public Health and all other eligibility requirements for American Board of Preventive Medicine certification. A funded third year is also available for those candidates who are planning a full-time academic research careers. For further information, please contact our Fellowship Coordinator, Debra Mento at 203-785-6434 or email at debra.mento@yale.edu.

For non-physicians and students outside of Yale University

Non-MD post-doctoral fellowships become available from time to time, typically linked to funded research projects. Potential applicants interested in a post-doc year or two should consult our Research Coordinator, Dr. Meredith Stowe, at 764-9794, or email at meredith.stowe@yale.edu.

Enrolled Yale students at YSPH, School of Medicine or other graduate departments

Each year YOEMP sponsors multiple MPH and MD theses covering an array of clinical, epidemiologic or laboratory based topics. Students are invited to discuss the many opportunities for research work, including projects leading to the thesis requirement, with our Research Coordinator, Dr. Meredith Stowe at 764-9794, or email at meredith.stowe@yale.edu. Prospective students should review the faculty profiles and research links on our website to familiarize themselves with the department’s ongoing projects and potential faculty mentors before scheduling a meeting.

Prospective Yale students

For prospective applicants for graduate training at either the master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) level, or the doctoral degree (PhD) at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH), we suggest that you contact our Research Coordinator with the name of the YOEMP faculty member or members with whom you might like to work with. Admission to all graduate programs at YSPH requires a parallel process separate from YOEMP, and funding where available is always arranged through YSPH. We encourage you to review the appropriate admission requirements and financial policies on the Yale School of Public Health Website.