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Postdoctoral Opportunity: COVID-19 County Policies and Health

Posted: 3/5/2023 (Employment)

The Social Policies for Health Equity Research (SPHERE) program seeks a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on the effects of COVID-19 social and economic policies on health inequities. The COVID-19 pandemic prompted rapid and innovative policymaking around the world at the national, regional, and local levels. Researchers at SPHERE are creating a national database of local COVID-19-related public health and social policies. The U.S. COVID-19 County Policy (UCCP) Database aims to provide a reliable record of what local governments have done in response to the pandemic. The postdoctoral fellow will link the policy database with national health data sets that provide individual-level information on mental health and healthcare utilization to assess how these pandemic-era policies affected these outcomes, particularly health inequities.

To indicate interest in the position, submit a cover letter, CV, one manuscript (published or unpublished), and one sample of statistical code to Dr. Hamad at Questions about the position can also be directed to Dr. Hamad. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. The earliest start date is September 2023, but we will consider later start dates for competitive candidates.

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