Michael Hoerger, PhD, MSCR, of the Department of Psychology at Tulane University is seeking Psychology PhD applicants for training in Health Psychology


Deadline: Apply online by 12/1/17 for the fall 2018 incoming PhD class. In the application portal select "health psychology" or "behavioral health" where prompted.

Applicants: PhD applicants should be committed to research careers in psycho-oncology. Students interested in palliative care psychology research are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional interests may include healthcare decision making, adult mental health, quality of life, personality, and emotional processes. Students will complete innovative, individually-tailored coursework designed in-part around PCORI’s national priorities for health research and receive tiered mentorship in project design and implementation, manuscript writing, and grant writing. They will also benefit from ongoing interdisciplinary collaborations across the Tulane Cancer Center, School of Public Health, School of Medicine, and Center for Aging, and the resources of the multi-institutional Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center. Psychology PhD students receive five-year assistantships that provide nationally-competitive stipends, health insurance benefits, tuition waivers, and access to research and travel funds.

Psychology PhD Program: Our training in health psychology is administered through the broader Psychological Science PhD program, which includes neuroscience, social psychology, and developmental psychology. The program is ideal for students who may be considering doctoral training in psychology, epidemiology, public health, or health services and outcomes research, but are compelled toward understanding the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral processes that drive health and well-being. Accordingly, the program is intended for students pursuing research-focused careers rather than license eligibility as a clinical or counseling psychologist. Download our Health Psychology brochure.

Tulane University: Established in 1834, Tulane University is a leading private Southern university with over 13,000 students and 1,100 faculty. The Department of Psychology is housed within the School of Science and Engineering and has the largest enrollment on campus. New Orleans is a diverse, welcoming, and rapidly expanding city, with warm winters, and a rich culture that thrives on music, entertainment, and cuisine. Culturally diverse applicants are encouraged to apply as Tulane University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution.