Our faculty members participate in classroom teaching and research training at Feinberg, as well as professional and public education efforts locally, nationally and internationally.


Our faculty serve as mentors for undergraduates in CURE, Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing internships, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine internships and independent research studies.


Our faculty members contribute to graduate education through these PhD programs: Health Sciences Integrated PhD Program, Clinical Psychology and Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience.

MD Students

MD students may choose to focus their Area of Scholarly Concentration project on Medical Social Sciences & Outcomes Research. Faculty are encouraged to explore teaching opportunities within the MD program.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral fellows within our department participate in many of our research activities. Visit our Postdoctoral Fellows page for information about our current fellows and their work.

Post doctoral students having a discussion.

Training Grants

The department also provides training programs for faculty postdoctoral fellows. These currently include the ACCELERAT K12 and Mental Health, Earlier (NU-MHE) T32 post-doctoral program.


We contribute to the broader world of social science research and education through instructional webinars. Watch the following archived webinars: "Conceptual Introduction to Item Response Theory" by Karon F. Cook, PhD, and "PROMIS Webinar" by Nan Rothrock, PhD.

Contact Us

Betina R Yanez, PhD
Director of Education, Medical Social Sciences

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