Postdoctoral Training

The Steve Hicks School of Social Work and the Dell Medical School are not currently recruiting postdoctoral fellows through the T32 award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The next recruitment cycle will begin in the Fall of 2020. Screening of applicants will continue until the positions are filled.

Promoting equity in cardiovascular health (T32HL140290)

  • Increasing diversity among researchers in behavioral, population, and implementation science who focus on promoting equity in cardiovascular health.
  • Annual $60,000 stipend, health insurance, tuition, generous travel/ professional development allowance.
  • Two-year fellowship, starting in August, and contingent upon satisfactory progress.
  • Two fellows appointed in each of the schools of social work and medicine. M.D. candidates have the opportunity to complete a master’s degree.
  • Formal, team-based mentorship.
  • Training in community-based participatory research and population science.
  • Individuals underrepresented in health-related sciences (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hawaiian Natives, natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands, individuals with physical or mental disabilities, first generation college students).
  • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States at the time of application.
  • Ph.D. in a social or health science discipline, M.D., or other doctoral degree in a related discipline, or be enrolled in an accredited doctoral degree program and fulfill all degree requirements prior to program entry.

See an up-to-date list of mentors from across schools and colleges at The University of Texas at Austin. We strongly encourage potential applicants to contact mentors to identify shared interests and to determine if one or more can serve as mentors through the duration of the fellowship.


Postdoctoral fellows are expected to spend about half of their time working independently and about half of their time working together with their mentor(s). In addition, they are expected to regularly attend seminars, submit manuscripts for publication, make local and national scientific presentations, and submit at least one grant proposal for external funding.

how to apply
  • Application materials: Cover letter; curriculum vitae; two-page (single-space) statement describing research interests, experience, eligibility, training needs and career plans; writing sample; three letters of recommendation.
  • Upload application materials here.
  • Direct inquiries to:
Current Fellows
Nazanin Heydarian

Nazanin Heydarian, 2018-2020

Marisol McDaniel

Marisol McDaniel, 2018-2020

Jahanett Ramirez

Jahanett Ramirez, 2019-2021


Resources for current fellows