Fellowship Opportunities Include:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Economics
  • Predoctoral Fellow in Health Economics

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Economics

**Updated November 2017: We are currently accepting applications for a new fellowship. The selection will be made as soon as possible**

The fellowship allows scholars to sharpen their analytical skills and advance their research agendas in the fields of health policy and health economics through formal and informal training and extensive collaboration with distinguished researchers.

Scholars that have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline such as economics, public policy, health policy, biostatistics, medicine, and epidemiology, are invited to apply. Scholars may be recent graduates or may have several years of relevant research experience.

Particular Interest should include:
  • Dementia
  • Economics
  • Disorders of the central nervous system, including:
  • Mental and behavioral health problems
  • Health Policy
  • Aging
The fellowship provides a competitive stipend and other benefits. Review is ongoing.
Interested scholars should send a curriculum vita, a one-page statement of research interest, writing sample and at least one reference letter to:

Briana Taylor
Program Manager, Education and Training
Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics

Email Subject: 2017 Health Economic Postdoctoral Application


Predoctoral Fellowship in Health Economics

The Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, and the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC invites predoctoral students in the Department of Economics to apply for a two-year fellowship as part of the new Graduate Certificate Program in Health Economics. Fellows will be afforded the opportunity to conduct research at the Schaeffer Center under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The fellowship will cover the 3rd and 4th year of study.

To qualify for the fellowship, students must pass the core exam and be working toward the health economics certificate. To complete the graduate certificate program in health economics, students must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. in economics including two advanced fields - one of them being health economics. Successful completion of the program is acknowledged by a certificate awarded by the University of Southern California. More details are in the attached description of the certificate program.

Schaeffer Fellows in Health Economics

Please send your 2nd-year empirical paper, curriculum vitae and one name and contact information of an individual who will serve as a reference to Briana White, with the subject line, 'Schaeffer Fellows in Health Economics.'

Briana Taylor

Program Manager, Education and Training

Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics