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Epidemiology of Aging Training Program

The aging of the U.S. population has resulted in an increased need for research on diseases and disabilities that affect older persons.

The objective of this training is to provide predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows with the education and skills to conduct original independent research on the prevention of late-life disability and functional decline.

Areas of faculty expertise and interdisciplinary research:

The University of Maryland Department of Epidemiology and Public Health is a national leader in funded research.

The multidisciplinary faculty of epidemiologists, biostatisticians, clinicians, and social scientists serve as a valuable resource for trainees.

In addition to the many interdepartmental relationships within the School of Medicine, our location in the Baltimore-Washington area maximizes opportunities for collaboration with government agencies, health care institutions and life science industries.

Fellows will:

  • Master a core curriculum in epidemiology and biostatistics;
  • Become knowledgeable about the basic biological and psychosocial processes of  aging, fundamental to gerontology;
  • Become an expert in at least one substantive area relevant to the prevention of disability and functional decline in older persons;
  • Contribute to a research team under the supervision of research mentors;
  • Demonstrate capacity to conduct independent research;
  • Prepare for a career in which they will make a major contribution to maintaining the health and lifestyle of an aging population.

The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is a national leader in funded research. Additional information can be found by visiting our multidisciplinary faculty and research programs.  

The University of Maryland School of Medicine provides opportunities for postdoctoral professional development through  The Center for Advanced Research Training and Innovation (CARTI) and the Office of Postdoctoral Scholars.

To apply for a postdoctoral fellowship, please send a statement of career goals, CV, contact information for three references, and US citizenship status to

Note that only US citizens or permanent residents can be supported on the training grant. When you reply, please let us know your US citizenship status (citizen, permanent resident or non-citizen).

Fellowships are supported by an NIH training grant (T32 AG00262); applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident. The University of Maryland Baltimore is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.