UCLA HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse, and Trauma Training Program


The UCLA HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse, and Trauma Training Program is a collaboration of the Center for Culture, Trauma and Mental Health Disparities (CCTMHD), the UCLA AIDS Institute and the Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) and the Nathanson Family Resilience Center (NFRC). The program will provide multi-disciplinary, state-of-the-art training to better equip postdoctoral fellows and early career investigators to submit and receive NIH grant funding.

Who are the Faculty?

Ethnically diverse, multi-disciplinary researchers from Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, Psychology, Anthropology and Family Medicine with expertise in biobehavioral HIV research, substance abuse, trauma, and health and mental health disparities.

What is the goal?

The goal of HA-STTP is to provide multi-disciplinary, state-of-the-art research training in HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, traumatic stress, and health disparities to postdoctoral scholars and early career faculty who are within 10 years of receiving their doctorate or completing the medical residency or has not yet received tenure. We have space for 5 candidates.

Principal Investigators: Gail Wyatt, Norweeta Milburn

Who should apply?

Potential candidates must have the following:

  1. A doctoral degree or have completed their medical residency within the past 5 years;
  2. Experience with HIV, substance abuse, health disparities , and/or bio-and socio-behavioral research;
  3. Ability and commitment to attend two week-long training institutes per year (travel and housing are covered ); and
  4. Clear articulation of research goals and training needs. Applicants from historically black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions are encouraged to apply.

If you have questions or would like to know more about the application procedure, please contact:

Amber M. Smith

Dates and Availability

Duration: 2 years


Size Limit: 4