Vanderbilt University

Institutional Training Programs

AHRQ funds 28 institutions which recruit and train predoctoral and/or postdoctoral health services researchers. Details on characteristics of the Vanderbilt University program and its self-identified areas of research interest are described.


Marie Griffin, M.D., M.P.H., Program Director
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1500 21st Avenue South
Village at Vanderbilt, Suite 2600
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: (615) 343-6338

Web site:

Content Areas

  • Medical Informatics.
  • Clinical Health Services Research.
  • Clinical Epidemiology.
  • Outcomes Research.
  • Decision Science.
  • Health Policy.
  • Health Behavior and Education.

Program Description

The objective of this program is to support postdoctoral fellows who have completed their residency training or Ph.D.s in the health sciences for 1 to 3 years each to pursue a career in health services research. The program will be comprised of two major components:

  • Participation in the M.P.H. program which includes a mentored research apprenticeship.
  • Participation in formal career development and mentoring activities.

The program takes advantage of strong collaborations between Vanderbilt and the State Health Department and Meharry Medical College.

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Page last reviewed October 2012
Internet Citation: Vanderbilt University: Institutional Training Programs. October 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.