The College of Public Health at The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Researcher. The position will be housed in the Department of Health Promotion and report to Dr. David Dzewaltowski, Endowed Community Chair in Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention and Professor with UNMC and the Buffett Early Childhood Institute. The Dzewaltowski Lab focuses on community systems and their practices, how communities create the conditions in which children grow, learn, and play that determine health promoting behaviors, and methods to facilitate and evaluate the diffusion of evidence-based ideas into communities for population health improvement and the prevention of cancer and other chronic conditions. The position will contribute to two aims: (1) Identification of the systemic drivers of the distribution and determinants of inequities in community population health of children through observation of community and organization systems; (2) Evaluation of population health community-wide and organization (child care, schools, after-school program, youth clubs, youth sport) systems strategies to improve childhood physical activity, nutrition, and decrease obesity.
PhD in public heath social and behavioral science or related area .
Experience in community intervention
Experience observation of child settings (e.g., physical activity) using video and observation software
Experience in measurement and data analysis of physical activity using accelerometers.
Experience in data management and data analysis using SAS
Experience in social ecological systems theory
Experience writing and communication skills, and ability to work as part of a team as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications.
A vital enterprise in the nation’s heartland, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has its eye on improving the future of health care in Nebraska and beyond. As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska.Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges and two institutes, serving about 3,700 students in more than two dozen programs. Our primary care program was recently ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our physician assistant program was ranked ninth. The university’s physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country. ... Major Units: College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Dentistry, College of Public Health, Graduate College, College of Allied Health Professions, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute, Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute.