Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Preventive Medicine

Multidisciplinary Training Program in Digital Mental Health

Program Description

The  Multidisciplinary Training Program in Digital Mental Health is a unique postdoctoral program aimed at co-training fellows in mental health (psychology, psychiatry, and behavioral science) and human-computer interaction (HCI; computer science, communication, engineering, design, and human factors).  This is the first such program funded by the NIMH, and aims to provide training, research, and mentorship in both mental health and HCI research to fellows in both areas with the aim of preparing the next generation of digital mental health researchers to tackle the challenges of the field.

The program is co-led by David C. Mohr, PhD, a clinical psychologist, professor of Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry, and Medical Social Sciences, and Madhu Reddy, PhD, a computer scientist specializing in HCI, and professor of Communication Studies.   

This two-year fellowship will provide training in in digital mental health, team science, research ethics, implementation science, mental health, and HCI, with at least 75% of the time spent in research activities.  The goal of the program is prepare fellows for academic positions, or research-intensive positions in industry.  

Qualified PhDs and MDs with backgrounds in mental health or HCI are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Please send cover letter, CV, statement describing research interests and experience and at least one letter of recommendation to David C. Mohr, PhD and Madhu Reddy, PhD.