Center Fellowship Program - VA Homeless Programs
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VA Homeless Programs


Center Fellowship Program


Center Fellowship Program

The VA National Center on Homelessness among Veterans (the Center), in collaboration with the VA Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA), has created a postdoctoral fellowship program for those interested in addressing Veteran homelessness.

The Center Fellowship is open to clinicians or non-clinicians with a doctoral degree or who have completed all requirements toward a doctoral degree from an accredited institution. This national fellowship will be embedded at five local sites and will be considered a fellowship track within the local site.

Fellows will have a formal connection with the Center and will be expected to work with a Center mentor along with a local mentor. Center Fellows will have opportunities to work with national operational partners and be on the cutting-edge of the latest research, policy, and educational developments in Veteran homelessness, with opportunities to interact and collaborate on projects, including funded travel to meet in-person at the annual American Public Health Association Conference.

For more details about the program, please see the Center Fellowship Flyer.

Apply for a Fellowship with the Center!

Click on the image below to view the Program Overview video:

Learn about the Current Center Postdoctoral Fellows.

To apply, please contact one of the five participating sites below to obtain their site-specific deadlines and application requirements. If you have any additional questions, you can contact the Center Fellowship Director, Jack Tsai, PhD:, or the Fellowship and Research Coordinator Jeffrey Gluff at:  

  • Dallas, TX
    • Core program: Interprofessional Addiction Fellowship
    • Fellowship Directors: Dr. Geetha Shivakumar & Julia Smith 
    • Point of Contact: Dr. Dina Dooshyar, 
  • Providence, RI
    • Core program: Center of Innovation in Long-Term Services and Supports for Vulnerable Veterans (COIN)
    • Fellowship Directors: Drs. Kali Thomas & Whitney Mills
    • Point of Contact: Dr. Eric Jutkowitz,
  • San Antonio, TX
    • Core program: Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
    • GRECC Director: Dr. Sara Espinoza
    • Point of Contact: Dr. Jack Tsai,
  • Bronx, NY
    • Core program: Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) Advanced Fellowship
    • Fellowship Director: Dr. Chi Chan
    • Point of Contact: Dr. Chi Chan,
  • Bedford, MA
    • Core Program: Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) Center (CHOIR)
    • Fellowship Director: Dr. Stephanie Shimada
    • Point of Contact: Dr. Hong Yu,
  • West Haven, CT
    • Core Program: Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) Center (PRIME Center)
    • Center Director: Dr. Lori Bastian
    • Point of Contact: Dr. Rajiv Radhakrishnan,  

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