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ADHD & Learning Differences Psychology Fellowship

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow with a strong foundation in interventions research, digital health and/or school mental health. The one-to-two-year fellowship is designed to prepare the fellow for licensure in psychology and pursuit of a tenure-track position in academia. 

Research Responsibilities and Fellowship Overview

The fellow will have a leadership role in a randomized controlled trial funded by the National Institute of Mental Health evaluating a digital health enhanced organization, time management, and planning skills intervention for middle school students (PI: Melissa Dvorsky, Ph.D.). 

The fellow will participate in: 

  • Data analysis and preparing scientific outputs including publications and presentations
  • School consultation supporting school mental health providers who are implementing the interventions
  • Facilitating focus groups with school/community stakeholders
  • Conducting diagnostic assessments
  • Assist with supervision of graduate and undergraduate students and staff

Opportunities for publications and grant writing are available and encouraged. The fellow will have the opportunity to publish manuscripts from project data as well as access to multiple large longitudinal and treatment datasets focused on attention, behavior and psychosocial functioning in children, adolescents and emerging adults.

Fellows receive weekly clinical and research mentoring with the goal of ensuring that they are highly competitive job applicants upon completion of the fellowship. Fellowships in the ADHD & Learning Differences Program are also part of a larger network of psychology fellowships the Division of Psychology and Behavioral Health at Children’s National with associated didactic and professional development training.

Additional professional development opportunities pertaining to program development/evaluation, education, research, community engagement and advocacy are available. The fellow will also have the opportunity to work with other members of the Center for Translational Research, CTSI-CN, and across the Division of Psychology and Behavioral Health at Children’s National including other faculty, fellows and graduate students.  


  • A Ph.D. in clinical, school, educational or developmental psychology, education, public health or related discipline by the position start date
  • Clinical/research experience conducting diagnostic interviews
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

Candidates with experience in academic-community partnerships, school mental health research, clinical supervision and/or consultation with school staff, are especially encouraged to apply. Across Children’s National, there is a strong commitment to recruit, train and retain trainees, faculty and staff of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. 

How to Apply

The projected start date for this one-to-two-year fellowship position is this summer. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV, or direct any questions regarding this fellowship, to Melissa Dvorsky, Ph.D. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. Email inquiries are welcome. We look forward to reviewing your application! 

Children’s National Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, gender and sexual orientation diversity.