The Department of Health Policy periodically seeks candidates for faculty, staff, post-doctoral, student worker, and internship positions. Please see the individual sections below for current opportunities.

VUMC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Please contact for more information about general information about available positions in the department.

Staff Openings - apply online at Work at Vanderbilt

The positions listed below are currently open to application. Specific questions about the positions can be directed to VUMC Human Resources or the Department of Health Policy Director of Operations, Christine Whitmore, PhD, at

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Faculty Openings

The Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine is conducting an open-rank search for assistant, associate or full professors with expertise in health policy.

Applicants must possess:

• PhD in health policy, health services research, economics, epidemiology, statistics, public policy, public health, or a closely related field; and

• Evidence of or potential to attract external funding for their research.

• Candidates with advanced clinical training (MD, PharmD, or other clinical degree) and extensive research experience may also apply but are encouraged to reach out to the search committee in advance.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Please contact Suzanne Alexander at for more information and specific application requirements.

A complete position description can be found here.

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The Department of Health Policy supports post-doctoral candidates on a discretionary basis as funding and opportunities become available.


Currently, the Department collaborates in the support and mentoring of a post-doctoral fellow through Vanderbilt University’s Data Science Institute. Postdoctoral fellows must apply, including a written letter of support in writing and apply through DSI. More information on DSI postdoctoral fellowships through VU can be found here.


Specific questions about postdoctoral fellowships in the Department of Health Policy can be directed to Christine Whitmore, PhD, at


Student Workers & Internships

The Department of Health Policy takes on student workers and interns (paid or unpaid) on a semester and summer basis. If you are interested in working with a Health Policy faculty member or project, you are strongly encouraged to review the Primary Faculty page of our website to identify topic areas that match your interests.

To apply, please complete an online application here. You will need to upload a current resume and a cover letter indicating your interests and skills. Student employment and internships are dependent upon funding and project availability. While preference is given to Vanderbilt Department of Health Policy MPH and PhD students, other Vanderbilt students and non-Vanderbilt students are welcome to apply.

Current application deadlines are:

Spring 2020                   Application Deadline: December 1, 2019

Summer 2020               Application Deadline: March 1, 2020

Fall 2020                        Application Deadline: September 1, 2020

If you are a non-Vanderbilt undergraduate student looking for a summer internship, we encourage you to explore working with us through the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy opportunities, particularly the Undergraduate Clinical Research Internship Program. Their application deadline is February 1st.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.