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To apply please submit CV, names of references, and inquiries to Dr. Lynda Lisabeth at Please include Application for postdoctoral research fellow position in the subject line.

Lynda Lisabeth, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology
School of Public Health
University of Michigan
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Job Summary

The Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow interested in research that investigates the epidemiology of stroke, stroke recovery, health disparities in stroke, and the role of the environment and social determinants in stroke.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellowship to join Dr. Lynda Lisabeth and her team of collaborators on NIH funded interdisciplinary projects focused broadly on the epidemiology of stroke using data from a longstanding population-based stroke study focused on Mexican Americans. The interdisciplinary research team includes epidemiologists, neurologists, and biostatisticians. Compensation (salary and benefits) will be offered according to University of Michigan and NIH guidelines. The University of Michigan and the Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health offer a vibrant community for the study of social determinants of health, as well as stroke health disparities. The postdoctoral research fellowship consists of an initial appointment for one year, renewable for a second year, contingent upon satisfactory job performance. The position is available immediately but starting date is negotiable. 


Statistical analysis of data from epidemiologic studies and the reporting of the findings in research papers for peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Curation of new exposure data to be linked to large, population-based stroke research study.

Assistance in grant development.

Participation in scholarly activities in the Center of Social Epidemiology and Population Health, including attendance of biweekly seminars, and presentations in this seminar as well as other venues in the School of Public Health and at the University of Michigan.

Required Qualifications*

Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or a related field. A track record of peer-reviewed publication of scholarly work related to PhD thesis, or in process, is required. The successful candidate will be highly creative and self-motivated to produce high-impact manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications and developing and submitting NIH or similar grant applications.

Desired Qualifications*

Desired areas of expertise include: multilevel and longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, missing data approaches, and advanced use of statistical software (Stata, SAS, R). It is also desirable for the applicant to have interest and background in the field of stroke or cardiovascular disease.

Additional Information


Michigan Public Health is seeking a dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

Background Screening

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.