JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

University of Utah

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Family & Consumer Studies
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health, Economics, and Social Contexts at the University of Utah

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111468340
Date Posted: 11/11/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health, Economics, and Social Contexts at the University of Utah
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: I2 -- Education and Research Institutions
Social Context
Salary Range: $53,760-$65,292
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Post-Doctoral Fellowship available to contribute to an NIH-funded study examining how neighborhood social, political, and economic environments interact with family health history to influence the intergenerational transmission of Type II Diabetes (T2DM). In this project, we estimate the risk of T2DM as a function of both family history of diabetes and neighborhood environments.

We draw on comprehensive records in the Utah Population Database (UPDB), which contain individual-level data on medical, residential, and familial variables spanning decades for an entire population. The UPDB is an unparalleled research resource, permitting investigations of intergenerational and familial characteristics.

Ideal candidates would have doctoral training and interests in one or more of the following: economics, sociology, or demography, with expertise in estimating health care expenditures and/or undertaking cost-benefit analysis. Additional preference is given to candidates with experience in Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques. Position involves working with an interdisciplinary team on data analysis, preparation of manuscripts, and grant writing. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Applications can be uploaded to Please direct questions to Dr. Kowaleski-Jones at the Department of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 (An Equal Opportunity Employer) or (

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 01/31/2022