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Applying to the Program

Now accepting applications for appointments beginning August 2022!

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Health Equity in Cancer Prevention and Control 

Eliminating health disparities is at the heart of the UMass Chan mission. We are working on multiple fronts to advance health equity through education, research, health care delivery and public service., Our institution is investing in infrastructure and resources to serve as an engine of discovery to generate new knowledge that can have a tangible and measurable impact on those greatest in need. Our investigators conduct epidemiological, interventional and implementation research, including work focused on social determinants and disease prevention and management among populations that bear a greater burden of disease.

Postdoctoral fellows (PhD, MD, DO, ScD, DSN, etc) are eligible for 2 years of funding; those without prior training in research methods may be eligible for a third year of funding, if they enroll in the  Master of Science in Clinical Investigation degree at UMass Medical School

All Pre-doctoral positions for 2021-22 have been filled. 


Predoctoral trainees will be doctoral students enrolled in the PhD program in Clinical and Population Health Research (CPHR) at UMMS. 


  • Applicants must be interested in pursuing an independent research career focused on cancer prevention and control. All trainees must pursue independent research in this area while enrolled in the program.
  • Postdoctoral fellows must have earned a doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, MD, DO, etc.) 
  • Applicants, per federal policy, must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. UMass Medical School is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

How to Apply:  Applications will be considered until positions are filled. Please include:

  • A cover letter describing your professional background, unique qualifications, career goals and research interests in health equity and cancer prevention and control
  • Your curriculum vitae or NIH biosketch

Please submit your application and direct questions about the program to

UMass Medical School is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

This program is funded by National Cancer Institute Grant # 2 T32 CA172009-08.