CHNS Postdoc

The Health and Environment Modeling (HEALMOD) Initiative at OSU   

 The HEALMOD initiative at OSU is a newly-established interdisciplinary community of scholars dedicated to convergence research in the areas of human health and environmental sustainability. Co-administered by the Computational Epidemiology and Math/Statistics faculties at OSU’s College of Public Health, and the Anthropology and Sociology faculties focused on quantitative research, HEALMOD prioritizes quantitative analyses of eco-social determinants of health and coupled human-natural systems. 

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities at HEALMOD 

We are currently seeking candidates for up to two 2-year postdoctoral fellowships. 

The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more major theoretical frameworks for linking social and environmental systems: coupled human-natural systems, eco-social determinants of health,  complex adaptive systems, sustainability science, and/or co-evolutionary dynamics. Experience working with human/environmental microbiome data is a plus. Technical areas of interest include mathematical and statistical modeling, causal inference, agent-based modeling, network analysis, machine learning, and/or data melding and meta-data analysis.   

These positions are open immediately and will remain so until suitable candidates are identified. 

Start Date: 

The position offers a flexible start date, with the anticipated commencement period ranging from January 1st, 2023, to January 1st, 2024. 

About Columbus and The Ohio State University: 

Columbus, the vibrant capital city of Ohio, offers a unique blend of history, culture, and modern urban amenities. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., it boasts a dynamic community, rich arts scene, and diverse culinary offerings. The Ohio State University, located in the heart of Columbus, is a beacon of academic excellence and innovation. Joining OSU not only offers the chance to be a part of a prestigious institution but also to live in a city that balances urban energy with Midwestern warmth. 

To express interest in the position, please send your CV and a letter of interest to Dr. Sean Downey ( An official job portal will be provided as soon as it becomes available.  

Updated: 4 December 2023