Post-Doctoral Research

Yale School of Nursing and Yale University offer several post-doctoral fellowships that provide nurses the opportunity to gain mentored training in the development of independent programs of research.

Fellows participate in coursework, research seminars, faculty-sponsored and independent research, and national/international conferences. Mentoring in grantsmanship and dissemination of research are integral components of these training programs.

Current Post-Doctoral Training Programs

The National Clinician Scholars Program

The National Clinician Scholars Program is a 2-year interprofessional fellowship for physicians and doctorally prepared nurses designed to prepare future clinician leaders. Scholars gain research and leadership skills to change health policy and health care. Applications for the next cohort (starting July 2021) will be due in July of 2020. More information on the National Clinician Scholars Program.

YSN PhD graduate who is a NCSP Alum:

Shelli Feder, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, ACHPN

YSN PhD graduates who are current NCSP Scholars:

Jose Gutierrez, PhD, FNP-BC 

Abigail Wilpers, PhD, WHNP-BC

Yale School of Public Health Post-Doctoral Training in Cancer Prevention and Control

This multidisciplinary fellowship will train post-doctoral fellows in cancer etiology, cancer outcomes, lifestyle behavioral interventions, implementation science, and community-engaged research. Applications are due August 9, 2021. More information at:

Yale Center for Implementation Science

This multidisciplinary fellowship trains junior faculty and post-doctoral fellows in dissemination and implementation science. More information at:

Yale Center for Clinical Investigation Multi-disciplinary Post-doctoral Training

This multidisciplinary post-doctoral training program trains scholars from medicine, nursing, public health, biomedical engineering, statistics and data science, computer science, and applied mathematics in clinical and translational research for up to 2 years.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32) 

The purpose of this training award is to support research training of highly promising postdoctoral candidates who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers.  Applications are expected to incorporate exceptional mentorship.

NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)

The purpose of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) program is to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers with a research and/or clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions. The program will provide independent NIH research support during this transition in order to help awardees to launch competitive, independent research careers.

Current|Recent Post-Doctoral Trainees


Eileen Condon, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, Postdoctoral Associate, Yale School of Nursing
Biological, Behavioral, and Genetic Mechanisms in the Intergenerational Transmission of Toxic Stress (K99, Funded September 2019)


Samantha Conley, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Yale School of Nursing
Self-Management and Symptom Science of Symptom Clusters in Adults with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Cherlie Magny-Normilus, PhD, FNP-BC, Research Scholar, Boston College
Self-Management and Glycemic Control in Adult Haitian Immigrants with Type 2 Diabetes (K99, Funded August 2020)