Pre and Postdoctoral Training T32 - Health of Older Minorities

Funded by the National Institute on Aging, this program provides training for predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers interested in studying the health of older minorities, particularly older Hispanics.

Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All applications will be reviewed by the Training Grant Selection Committee and applicants may be invited to interview.


Predoctoral and postdoctoral students interested in aging research

Legal Status:
Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. or permanent residents

Trainee Benefits:

  • May qualify for an additional $5,000 - $10,000 over the NIH stipend level plus moving expenses
  • Receive full health care benefits
  • Additional funds to cover tuition and fees for relevant courses and other training related expenses
  • Predoctoral fellows - Earn a Ph.D. degree in Population Health Sciences or Clinical Science (Health Services Research) in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, or other doctoral programs at UTMB

Training Program Director
Rebeca Wong, PhD

Training Program Co-Director
Kyriakos S. Markides, PhD


Mentoring teams provide expert guidance in an environment proven to maximize progress toward independent researcher status. Funded investigators include sociologists, economists, demographers, physicians, epidemiologists, and statisticians.

Aging-related research initiatives at UTMB include:

Trainees collaborate with SCOA faculty who have over $42 million in research pertaining to minority health and aging in the areas of health disparities, aging trajectories, medical outcomes, health service utilization, social epidemiology, psychosocial stress and health promotion.

Participating Faculty

  • Soham Al Snih, MD, PhD
  • Christine M. Arcari, MPH, PhD
  • Jacques Baillargeon, PhD
  • Melanie de Boer, PhD
  • Karl Eschbach, PhD
  • James S. Goodwin, MD
  • Bret Howrey, PhD
  • Yong-Fang Kuo, PhD
  • Kenneth J. Ottenbacher, PhD
  • M. Kristen Peek, PhD
  • Mukaila Raji, MD, MSC
  • Taylor Riall, MD, PhD
  • Elena Volpi, PhD, MD
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