Research Training

The department has five T32 research training fellowship programs in Child Mental Health; Adolescent/Young Adult Biobehavioral HIV Research; Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine; Childhood Stress, Trauma, and Resilience; and Suicide.

Psychology interns are also often funded via F32 grants written with a faculty mentor. There are opportunities for research concentration in the General Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry residencies. Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry fellows can devote their second year to research training. All these programs enhance faculty research and lead to training of people who will eventually join our faculty as researchers.

NIH-Funded R25 Psychiatry Research Training Program

  • Our NIMH R25-funded Research Training Program (RTP) is for psychiatry residents who are aiming to develop a career as a physician scientist. This program provides substantial protected research time as well as scientific and career-development mentorship and support during residency training. 
  • Other residents who are interested in participating in research also have rich research and career development support and opportunities available. 

Research Fellowship Program (RFP)

DPHB offers training in four specific emphasis areas (tracks) of clinical psychology. All postdoctoral fellows are admitted to the Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program (PFTP) within the area of emphasis that represents their career focus or interest. ​Elissa Jelalian, PhD, (Director) provides oversight over the RFP. Emphasis tracks within the RFP: adult; child; health psychology/behavioral medicine; neuropsychology.