Our Team

The Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center includes over 150 faculty, fellows, and staff. Faculty and fellows represent a group of researchers with diverse interests and expertise who, together, share a vision for better health for all people. Our work is recognized nationally and internationally and has been featured in scientific publications, conferences, and media. The dedicated staff who support the research and education missions of the center are key to our success in improving health.

  • Tenure-track or Tenured Faculty Positions

    The Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) invites candidates to apply for tenured or tenure-track faculty positions. More than 50 epidemiologists at Vanderbilt conduct clinical and population-based studies, including three large cohort studies in the U.S. and abroad with survey data and biological samples from approximately 225,000 study participants. Areas of ongoing research include diet and nutrition, health behaviors, environmental exposures, reproductive epidemiology, genetic and other biomarkers for disease risk and progression, and racial disparities in health outcomes. The Center is particularly interested in expanding its research and training programs in epidemiology of cancer and other chronic diseases.

    Successful candidates will have a doctorate in epidemiology or a related field with additional training or experience in epidemiologic research, and a demonstrated ability to develop and sustain an independent research program. Vanderbilt fosters a rich environment of cross-disciplinary collaboration, providing exciting opportunities to work on cohort consortium projects and collaborate on ongoing research projects in epidemiology.

    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is ranked #14 on the recent US News and World Report list of top medical schools for research in the US and is in the Top 10 for NIH-funded research. VUMC is home to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, an NCI-designated Cancer Center. VUMC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

    Nashville, the state capital, is the largest metropolitan area in Tennessee, with temperate climate, low cost of living, affordable residential areas, vibrant cultural activities and abundant recreational opportunities.

    To apply, email a cover letter briefly describing research experience and interests and curriculum vitae to deandra.harris@vumc.org.

    Address the cover letter to: Dr. Loren Lipworth, c/o Deandra Harris.

  • For more information on employment opportunities, please see the official listing on the Work at Vanderbilt website.