The purpose of the fellowship is: • To prepare individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in medical, biological, social, behavioral, and policy sciences to join the next generation of academic leaders in tobacco control. • Upon completion of training, fellows will be well positioned to be active participants in crucial policy debates about the future development and implementation of tobacco control interventions. • Reference our fellows’ alumni status: https://tobacco.ucsf.edu/alumni
The fellowship supports two years of postdoctoral training in all aspects of tobacco control research: • Our program stresses the skills needed to conduct research in diverse, collaborative transdisciplinary settings. • We emphasize leadership in catalyzing the integration of multiple disciplines and translating science to policy and clinical practice. • Postdoctoral fellows will have exposure to diverse training, including both didactic coursework and individualized mentoring to build a personalized research program.
Prior tobacco research experience is relevant, but not necessary for acceptance. Fellows have come from medicine, public health, nursing, economics, anthropology, political science, law, sociology, psychology, and cell biology.
About UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
The Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education provides a focal point for research at UCSF designed to reduce the 7 million deaths worldwide that tobacco and the tobacco industry cause each year. UCSF is a global leader in tobacco science, a World Health Organization collaborating center, and home of the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents. We have a diverse fellowship program that provides individual mentorship with UCSF faculty along with courses in tobacco specific topics, health policy, cancer control and prevention, grant and scientific writing skills, career development, interdisciplinary research, and biostatistics. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.