Post Doc Opportunities


UC Berkeley’s Innovations for Youth (i4Y) is seeking a postdoc with expertise/interests in youth and adolescent development and community partnered research (including youth-led participatory research) to help support i4Y projects and co-author papers related to youth engagement and participation including connections with other core areas of i4Y. Specific projects may include in-depth landscape analyses around portfolio project areas, literature reviews, grant writing and proposal pitches, relationship building, and white paper, policy briefs and academic publications.

Seeking candidates that are recent PhD graduates in community psychology, education, public health, social welfare or other social sciences and have strong research (multi-method quantitative and qualitative expertise a priority) and writing skills. If interested, please send a letter of interest, CV and two reference names and contact information to i4Y at

Current/Past Post Docs

Alison Cohen, PhD, MPH, 2017 - 2017 Youth & Inequalities postdoctoral scholar

Alison is affiliated with the School of Public Health and Graduate School of Education. Trained in both public health and education, she has a PhD in epidemiology and MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics from UC Berkeley and a BA in education studies and community health from Brown University. Her research focuses on links between schooling and health, evaluating programs and policies that affect youth, and social determinants of maternal, child, and adolescent health. She has experience conducting community-based participatory research studies and program and policy evaluations, using both quantitative and qualitative data. Her work has included developing and participating in multiple research-practice partnerships in the San Francisco Bay Area, nationally, and internationally.  Current research includes: (1) partnering with Generation Citizen, a youth civic education and engagement non-profit operating across the US, to evaluate programming and understand patterns of youth civic engagement in diverse communities around the US, and (2) studying links between education and health across the lifespan, including exploring how schooling and early marriage and early childbearing interrelate in a longitudinal cohort of adolescents living in rural Honduras.