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The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing postdoctoral fellow

Health policy for vulnerable populations

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing seeks a postdoctoral scholar in either of the following two areas to work under the guidance and mentorship of Professor Mary Lou de Leon Siantz

  1. Reproductive health – Scholar collaborates to design an intervention to promote improved high school graduation rates and reproductive health of Latino migrant/immigrant high school students. This project is part of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health. This federally funded program was implemented in the state of California to prevent infant mortality and promote reproductive health.
  2. Nutrition – Scholars with a specialty in nutrition and obesity prevention participate in planning the expansion of Salsa Sabor y Salud, a program which promotes a healthy lifestyle for Latino families. The candidate partners with national leaders to evaluate the success of the program. This national program, recently implemented in the Sacramento region, is sponsored by the National Latino Children's Institute, of which Siantz is a member of the board of directors.

Opportunities include:

  • program planning at the state and local level
  • program evaluation
  • development and application of research related to public policy

These positions do not require a background in nursing. Click here for more information on the postdoctoral scholar positions.