Faculty Position – Child Mental Health Services Research

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: Psych: Child Psych - CAMP
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Executive Park 12
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Position involves clinical patient contact.
Required Documents
Letter of Interest, List of References

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Faculty Position – Child Mental Health Services Research


The Center for Behavioral and Mental Health at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is seeking a faculty member at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor level to superimpose a program of discovery upon an evolving learning health system for child mental health.  The candidate would join an engaged group of clinicians, public health experts and informaticists to leverage risk, intervention, and outcomes data generated by the clinical activity rendered to a large prospective longitudinal cohort of children served by our Center.  Scientists with backgrounds in the fields of epidemiology, implementation science, public health, health services utilization, and clinical trials are appropriate for consideration of this position.  Physician-scientists are encouraged to apply, and an MD and/or PhD is required.


Long-term support for the Center’s clinical activity and informatics infrastructure have been established by a major endowment to subsidize clinical revenue losses for the delivery of state-of-the-art mental health care to a population-representative sample on the order of 10,000 unique child psychiatric outpatients each year. The utilization of the resource has been strategized such that prospective patients are drawn from specific clinico-epidemiologic populations (representing the developmental continuum of risk for severe, life-course-persistent mental health impairment) and naturally comprise a quasi-randomized intervention cohort reflecting the impact of system transformation for the clinical mental health care of children, involving a racial- and ethnically-representative population of children, greater than 65% of whom are governmentally insured. The candidate is expected to develop an innovative, externally funded research program and to engage in both program evaluation and multidisciplinary research.  Early career investigators may elect to focus on specific sub populations, whereas senior scientists applying for this position would be expected to leverage the opportunity to establish a scientific program for monitoring a nationally significant model of system transformation in child mental health.


Primary faculty appointment will be in Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences with a joint or secondary appointment in the Division of Behavioral and Mental Health within the Department of Pediatrics. We offer a highly interactive collegial research environment with state-of-the-art facilities, as well as proximity to and collaborations with the Children’s Center for Neurosciences Research, the Rollins School of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Grady Trauma Project, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, and the Georgia Division of Family and Children’s Services. Please visit our websites for more information about the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the Department of Pediatrics, or Pediatric Research.


Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University have worked together since 1956, facilitating leading-edge pediatric research, training, and innovation. Together, our partnership advances research and facilitates evidence-based quality care for children. The Emory Department of Pediatrics has been ranked in the top 5 pediatric departments in National Institutes of Health research funding since 2016 and was ranked #1 in 2020 and 2022.


This job opportunity is part of our ambitious $200M investment to substantially grow our team of world-class child health researchers. Click here to learn more about our plan to recruit 30 new researchers over five years or contact peds.research@emory.edu with inquiries and for more information.


Interested applicants should apply online and upload their CV and a letter of interest highlighting their research.

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