Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Duke University School of Nursing Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is not currently accepting applications.

The Postdoctoral Fellow program aims are to:

  • Expand the cadre of nurse and other healthcare scientists with the advanced training necessary to build the science of trajectories of chronic illness, promotion of health in vulnerable populations, integration of genomics into care and treatment approaches and improvement of care systems via testing of clinical innovation models.

  • Deepen conceptual and methodological expertise.

  • Extend interdisciplinary research linkages and collaborations across both Duke Health and Duke University to support postdoctoral training. 

  • Increase ability to disseminate their research and secure funding for their research by working with experienced faculty investigators.

2020-2022 Postdoctoral Associate

Hailey Miller

Hailey Miller, PhD, is a Health Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow at DUSON. Her research focuses on leveraging digital technologies to improve chronic disease self-management among medically vulnerable populations. She has a particular interest in implementing and evaluating the effects of digital health interventions on cardiometabolic disease outcomes. Dr. Miller received her BSN from the University of Cincinnati and her PhD in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University, where she as a trainee on the NIH-funded T32 in Interdisciplinary Training in Cardiovascular Health Research and earned a Certificate in Health Disparities and Health Inequality. At Duke, Dr. Miller collaborates on several projects focused on using digital technologies to improve the cardiometabolic health of people and communities. She also has an interest in clinical trial recruitment methodology and improving clinical trial recruitment disparities. She is a member of oversight committees within the Recruitment Innovation Center at Duke University and the Recruitment Innovation Unit at Johns Hopkins University.

Learn about Dr. Allison Stafford's experience as a postdoctoral associate at Duke University School of Nursing.

Study with a community of experienced investigators conducting research in several areas of focus:

  • Precision Health – Evidence-based customized approach to health that incorporates genomics, environment and lifestyle. Offers opportunities for implementation of genomics and other precision health tools in multiple areas of health care to improve patient and population-level outcomes.

  • Health Innovation – Advancing approaches using ideas, processes, products, procedures or interventions and health system changes to benefit the health of individuals, groups and populations. Study in clinical innovation focuses on patient-centered care and simulation, mHealth, eHealth, wearable technology, robotics and other emerging technologies.

  • Population Health – Improving health outcomes of a group of individuals, families and/or communities, reducing health disparities within groups with chronic illness, co-morbidity and mortality, including racial and ethnic minority, LGBT and rural residents.

  • Data Science - Applying contemporary computational methods and data analytics to large heterogeneous structured and unstructured data to facilitate the discovery of new knowledge in biomedicine that informs decision making in health care.

This program pairs a postdoctoral fellow with an experienced faculty mentor who has active (or within the last two years) national research funding, shares a research interest and is able to supervise the fellow's research training. In addition to conducting supervised research, postdoctoral training will involve auditing advanced coursework in the School and active participation in a Duke interdisciplinary center related to the fellow's research area. Successful candidates must identify and work with a School of Nursing mentor. U.S. and international citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply.

See a current list of externally funded School of Nursing research projects. Individuals who are principal investigators on these projects or co-investigators with prior PI experience on nationally funded research projects and who are currently regular rank, associate or full professors may be available as mentors for a postdoctoral fellow. View our faculty directory for more information.

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