UW Obstetrics and Gynecology, Madison WI

The Health Disparities Research Scholars (HDRS) Program does not have any open positions at this time. We typically release an annual call for applications in late fall of each year.

The Health Disparities Research Scholars (HDRS) Program is an interdisciplinary post-doctoral training program based in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. This program supports the training of scholars from diverse fields to become interdisciplinary researchers with a focus on health among minority populations, particularly maternal/child, adolescent, and family health.

Application details
To apply, please submit the following in a single pdf file to Dr. Pam Asquith, Program Administrator at psasquith@wisc.edu.
  1. Cover letter describing your relevant experience, training and career goals
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Research Statement (2 pages maximum)
    • Summary of your dissertation research
    • Describe the research you plan to pursue as a postdoctoral fellow and how it aligns with the HDRS Training program goals.
  4. Writing sample: one chapter of the dissertation OR one published/forthcoming article that best represents your intellectual interests.

Reference Letters: Confidential letters of reference from three referees. Additional letters cannot be included. Letters should be emailed by referees directly in Word or PDF format to Program Director, Dr. Deborah Ehrenthal at ehrenthal@wisc.edu.

Referee guidelines:
  • subject line of the email should be: applicant's last name, first name
  • electronic letterhead and signature preferred, if available
  • address letter to: Deborah Ehrenthal, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • it is not necessary to mail a hard copy of the letter

  • Applicants must have completed all doctoral degree requirements by the time of entry into the program.
  • Applicants must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. Individuals who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence must have a currently valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS Form I-551) or other legal verification of such status.

Stipends and Benefits: Fellows are supported for up to 3 years. Annual stipend levels are set by the National Institutes of Health and are determined by the number of full years of relevant postdoctoral experience when the appointment is made. Fellows have access to the full range of resources offered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Each Fellow is provided with shared office space plus library privileges, access to health insurance, and support for research training, and travel to conferences.

Principal Investigator

Deborah Ehrenthal, MD, MPH
Deborah Ehrenthal MD, MPH
Associate Professor Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families Endowed Chair

McConnell Hall
1010 Mound Street,
Room 416
Madison, WI 53715

Warf Office Building
Room 1007b
610 Walnut St
Madison, WI 53726

Tel: (608) 265-0559