The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University and the Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS) offer a post-doctoral fellowship. These scholars are mentored by Judith T Moskowitz, PhD, MPH, with co-mentorship opportunities with other Osher Center research program leads.
The position will provide excellent experience and exposure to integrative medicine, behavioral interventions, and advanced methods of data analysis. The fellow will work on ongoing clinical trials, have access to data sets for publications, receive mentorship in grant writing and publication, participate in providing academic and clinical mentorship of graduate students and research staff, and be afforded career development opportunities through Northwestern University.
Primary responsibilities will be:
- Data analysis and manuscript preparation, including both first-authored and collaborative papers
- The fellow will support all research content areas within the center.
ApplyAppointments are for two or three years, contingent on first year performance. Salary and benefits are competitive. The Osher post-doctoral fellowship positions are all currently filled.
Former Osher Affiliated Post-doctoral Fellows
Elaine Cheung, Ph.D.Post-Doctoral Fellow
Undergrad: Cornell University
PhD: Northwestern University
Fellowship: Dr. Cheung is supported by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and a National Science Foundation (NSF) Social Behavioral and Economics postdoctoral fellowship (award #1714952).
Bio: My research interests primarily focus on emotion regulation, social connection, and health. My current research focuses on examining the factors that promote empathy and psychological well-being in the context of stress. In particular, I am interested in examining the factors that protect against empathy decline and burnout in medical trainees as well as the development of psychological interventions for helping people adjust to serious life stress (e.g., being diagnosed with a chronic illness).
Elizabeth Addington, Ph.D.Post-Doctoral Fellow
Undergrad: Wake Forest University
PhD: University of North Carolina Charlotte
Fellowship: Dr. Addington is supported through a National Cancer Institute (NCI) funded T32 post-doctoral research training program, ‘Behavioral and Psychosocial Research Training in Cancer Prevention and Control’ (5T32CA193193), at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Bio: As a clinical health psychologist, my research and clinical practice are dedicated to enhancing the wellbeing of adults facing chronic illness or other significant stressors. I am particularly interested in psycho-oncology, yoga and mindfulness-based interventions, and facilitating positive outcomes. My goals are to: (1) develop integrative interventions that prevent illness, decrease symptom burden, and improve psychosocial functioning; (2) elucidate the biopsychosocial mechanisms by which these strategies are effective; and (3) increase access to evidence-based tools for improving coping and wellness.
Patricia Moreno, Ph.D.Post-Doctoral Fellow
Undergrad: University of Texas at Austin
PhD: University of California, Los Angeles
Fellowship: Dr. Moreno is supported through a National Cancer Institute (NCI) funded T32 post-doctoral research training program, ‘Behavioral and Psychosocial Research Training in Cancer Prevention and Control’ (5T32CA193193), at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Bio: My primary research interests are emotion regulation, resilience, and disparities in the context of cancer, as well as psychoneuroimmunology and pathways by which psychological factors influence disease biology. My current research at Northwestern focuses on a. tailoring interventions that maximize wellbeing and psychological adjustment in individuals facing cancer, particularly those with advanced or metastatic disease, and b. identifying modifiable factors that can be targeted to reduce disparities among Latino cancer survivors.