Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) Scholar Program
Yale BIRCWH Scholar Program on Women's Health and Addictive Behaviors
- Samuel A. Ball, Ph.D., Research Director – Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Research - APT Foundation, and Scientific Director - Psychotherapy Development Research Center
- Jacob K. Tebes, Ph.D., Team Science Advisor – Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology), in the Child Study Center, and in Public Health, and Director - Division of Prevention and Community Research & The Consultation Center
2014 Positions Available: We invite applications for scholar positions that will begin July 2014. Candidates will typically be within three years of completing their doctoral degree and have at least one year of research related to women's health or addiction. Scholars must be U.S. citizens. Yale is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and applications from women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged. To Apply: Please send a cover letter detailing your research interests/goals and curriculum vitae to email@example.com or to Women's Health Research at Yale, PO Box 208091, New Haven, CT 06520-8091. Three letters of recommendation are required.
Current BIRCWH Scholars:
Elise DeVito, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist
Research Area: Impact of sex and gender on the risk and maintenance of addictive disorders
Mentor: Kathleen M. Carroll, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry; Director of Psychosocial Research, Division of Addictions; Scientific Director, Psychotherapy Development Center for Drug Abuse
- Click here to read more about Dr. DeVito's research, featured in the Spring 2012 issue of our newsletter, "Innovations in Women's Health."
Megan Smith, M.P.H., Dr.PH., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Child Study, and Lecturer in the School of Public Health.
Research Area: Substance abuse and the roles of social context and environment in mental illness in pregnant, postpartum and parenting women
Mentor: Linda C. Mayes, M.D., Professor in the Child Study Center, of Epidemiology, Pediatrics and of Psychology
- Click here to read more about Dr. Smith's research, which was featured in the Winter 2012 issue of our newsletter.
Azure Thompson, Dr.PH. and M.P.H., Associate Research Scientist
Research Area: Conceptualizing programs aimed at prevention of substance abuse among adolescent girls and young women
Mentor: Jacob K. Tebes, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Professor in the Child Study Center, and of Epidemiology
- Click here to read more about Dr. Thompson's research, featured in our Fall 2012 issue.
Tomoko Udo, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist
Research Area: Development of a human laboratory model for smoking relapse to better understand gender differences in smoking cessation
Mentor: Sherry McKee, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Yale Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory