Mentor: Andrea L. Cherrington, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Medicine/Division of Preventive Medicine, Email: 

A post-doctoral fellow position is immediately available under the direction of Dr. Andrea L. Cherrington to lead the dissemination of results for an ongoing translational diabetes project within the Department of Medicine in the Division of Preventive Medicine. The fellow will work closely with the Principal Investigator to produce manuscripts and grant applications, and will have the opportunity to propose and lead first authored manuscripts. The fellow will also have the opportunity to present findings at regional and national scientific meetings, pursue subprojects and new pilot projects, and will be supported to apply for career development funding, including project and training grants. The focus of this project is to assess the impact of policy change related to reimbursement and the delivery of health care as it relates to diabetes among the Alabama Medicaid population. The overarching aim is to conduct a rigorous evaluation of the impact of Alabama Medicaid Agency’s transition of care management on outcomes in three dimensions: health of a population, experience of care, and per capita cost.

Enthusiastic and highly-motivated candidates should submit a CV, a cover letter detailing research experience, and contact information of three references to April Agne at This is a full-time position with an initial appointment letter for 1 year with additional years contingent on satisfactory performance and available funding. The start date is negotiable, but would preferably occur in Spring of 2019.


An advanced research or clinical degree is required for this position. Individuals may have a PhD in Public Health, Psychology, Health Professions, Nursing, Nutrition or related fields. Individuals with an MD, DO, ND, or other advanced clinical degree are also eligible to apply. Applicants must have a demonstrated track record of being primary author on peer-reviewed scientific publications and must have excellent overall scientific writing skills. Possession of advanced statistical analysis techniques is helpful, but not required. Previous work on diabetes projects is also helpful, but not required. Applicants should be able to quickly absorb new information.

About the University:

UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. The Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) at UAB provides mentoring and career guidance. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB. The NCI-designated UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the nation's leading cancer research and treatment centers. There is access to several outstanding interdisciplinary programs and core facilities. The Birmingham area provides a metropolitan lifestyle, excellent schools, comfortable climate, and low cost of living.

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About our Postdoc office:

UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. Here at UAB, nearly 300 postdoctoral fellows are training currently in a variety of disciplines, including dentistry, engineering, health professions, medicine, natural sciences and mathematics, public health, optometry, and social and behavioral sciences. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB, and teaching opportunities at local universities. There is also a Postdoc Research Day with monetary awards. The OPE strongly encourages UAB research mentors to follow the National Research Service Award stipend level guidelines, and postdoctoral scholars qualify for health, life, and other insurances. They may also have the right to participate in the university’s 403(b) program and enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.