The Michael & Susan Dell Post-Doctoral Fellowship was established in 2011 to serve as a research traineeship for post-doctoral fellows interested in nutrition, physical activity, obesity, and/or tobacco prevention research. The program provided funding for one full-time post-doctoral fellow to study in residence at the Center for one year, with the option of additional years of funding based on performance and fund availability. The goal of the post-doctoral fellowship program was to train future experts in nutrition, physical activity, obesity, and/or tobacco prevention research so the fellow is prepared to successfully become an independent investigator. The Center Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program was previously led by Drs. Deanna Hoelscher, Steve Kelder, and Harold Kohl.
The post-doctoral fellowship was administered in 2011-2022 through funding from the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living, part of The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health Austin Campus.
Current Funded Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunities:
- Post-doctoral opportunities are currently available through the National Cancer Institute, please visit The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) School of Public Health website.
- Project-funded post-doctoral fellowship positions may be available through Center projects listed here. Please contact the project PI for possible opportunities.
Past Michael & Susan Dell Post-Doctoral Fellows
2021-2022: Ethan Hunt, PhD, MPH
Additional Post-Doctoral Fellows
The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living is host to multiple post-doctoral fellows throughout the year through project-funded post-doctoral fellowship positions. These post-docs come from a variety of funding agencies to work on projects housed at the Center. Post-docs work with their project PIs and are also mentored by Dr. Kelder and Dr. Kohl as well as other Center and Austin Campus mentors.
Current Post-Doctoral Fellows
Stephanie Clendennen, DrPH, MPH, CHES
Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Project Director
UTHealth School of Public Health
Current Project: Texas Adolescent Tobacco and Marketing Surveillance Study (TATAMS)
Onyinye Omega-Njemnobi, MBBS, MPH
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
UTHealth School of Public Health
Current Projects: CATCH My Breath RO1: Middle School Cluster RCT to Evaluate E-Cigarette Prevention Program and CATCH Healthy Smiles; Texas CARES
Previous Post-Doctoral Fellows
Dale Mantey, PhD, MPH
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Health Promotion & Behavioral Science at UTHealth School of Public Health Austin Campus
Katie Janda, PhD, MPH
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Public Health at Baylor University
Leigh Ann Ganzar, DrPH, MPH
Current Position: Senior Evaluator at Professional Data Analysts
Christine Jovanovic, PhD, MPH
Current Position: Northwestern University’s Behavioral and Psychosocial Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Cancer Prevention and Control
Allison Winters Massie, DrPH
Allison Marshall, PhD, MPH, MSSW
Current Position: UTHealth Cizik School of Nursing
Jacob Szeszulski, PhD
Current Position: Assistant Professor at The Texas A&M AgriLife Center at Dallas
Blanche Greene-Cramer, DrPH, MPH
Current Position: Epidemiologist, Health Emergency Information & Risk Assessment, World Health Organization
Maria Romo-Palafox, PhD, RD
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Doisy College of Health Sciences, Saint Louis University
Casey Durand, PhD, MPH
Courtney Byrd-Williams, PhD
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences, UTHealth School of Public Health Austin Campus