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Post-Doctoral Researcher Position in Mental Health Services Research and Data Science

The Department of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine is inviting applications for a post-doctoral researcher position in mental health services research and data science. This position is funded by multiple sources, including the NIH and Weill Cornell Medicine.

The research program at Weill Cornell Medicine has strong expertise and track records in mental health services and outcomes research. Ongoing projects focus on identifying social determinants of health-related suicide risks and prevention, utilizing state-of-art machine learning, natural language processing, geospatial data science, urban informatics, and social epidemiology methods. We are strengthening our research portfolio in enhancing mental health service implementation research and suicide prevention interventions.

The postdoc will join a vibrant team of health services researchers, computer scientists, informaticians, statisticians, psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists. The postdoc will receive close mentorship for developing an independent research career as well as team science. 

Specific areas of research and development interests for the position include, but are not limited to:

(1)  Natural language processing
(2)  Data mining, machine learning, spatial networks methods
(3)  Mental health services and outcomes research
(4)  Study design and implementation using large EHR, claims, and administrative data
(5)  Program evaluation of therapeutic and mental health service delivery interventions

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or equivalent in public health, health economics/services research, biomedical informatics, computer science, health information technology, biostatistics, data science, or a related field. Applicants should have an early record of significant research accomplishments as evidenced by work experience and publications in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and conferences in health informatics, computer sciences, public health, and mental health research. Strong working experience with electronic health records and insurance claims data, and programming with Stata/SAS, Python, or R is required. The successful candidate will also have a track record of working with an interdisciplinary team, excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Diversity is one of Weill Cornell Medicine’s core values and is essential to achieving excellence in patient care, research, and education. We welcome applications from candidates who share our commitment to fostering a culture of fairness, equity, and belonging. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest highlighting their research interests and career goals and a curriculum vita to Yunyu Xiao, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences, Weill Cornell Medicine | NewYork-Presbyterian, at

Population Health Sciences 402 E. 67th St. New York, NY 10065 Phone: (646) 962-8078