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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Multicultural Neuropsychology

The Multicultural Assessment and Research Center (MARC) of Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry seeks a full-time post-doctoral candidate for a 2-year fellowship in multicultural neuropsychology to begin in September 2024. Mass General MARC provides neuropsychological evaluations to adult individuals with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, including Spanish-speaking individuals.

The fellowship program is designed to provide breadth and depth of clinical and research training in multicultural neuropsychology. Experiences and didactics conform to Houston Conference/Division 40 training requirements such that fellows will be successful in obtaining board-certification (ABPP) in clinical neuropsychology. Mass General MARC is an independent fellowship program that has been approved by Graduate Medical Education at Mass General.

This fellowship is a two-year program of full-time education and training that takes place at MARC, which is located at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Charlestown Navy Yard. The program schedule is divided into clinical activities (at least 60%) and clinical research for the duration of the fellowship. The research portion of the fellowship will entail involvement in ongoing research projects within MARC and/or the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology. Clinical experiences will be primarily outpatient based and will consist of adult neurological cases including neurodegenerative conditions, cerebrovascular compromise, epilepsy, brain tumors, learning disabilities, neurodevelopmental disorders, and primary psychiatric presentations among other referral questions. Seminars, didactics, and supervision are also encompassed in the fellows’ clinical time. The training experience will be enriched by inter-disciplinary collaboration between neuropsychologists, psychiatrist, neurologists, and neuroscientists who work closely within MARC, including Behavioral Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

The Fellow holds a clinical appointment at the MGH Department of Psychiatry and an academic appointment as a clinical fellow at the Harvard Medical School. A competitive stipend plus excellent benefits are offered. An academic appointment will be made as a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School.

Applicants should be graduates of APA/CPA accredited programs in clinical psychology and should have completed an APA/CPA-approved pre-doctoral internship with specialization in adult neuropsychology. Completion of doctoral degree is required before the fellowship start date.


Interested applicants should e-mail full application materials including:

  • * Letter of intent describing career goals and research interests
  • * Curriculum Vitae
  • * 2 De-identified Sample Reports
  • * Most recent Graduate Transcript (Unofficial is acceptable)
  • * Three letters of recommendation. These should be sent directly from recommenders to the program co-directors.

The deadline for applications is December 4th, 2023. Invited interviews will be conducted virtually in January 2024.


Yakeel T. Quiroz, Ph.D.

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Director, Multicultural Assessment and Research Center


MAPP Summer Scholarship

MAPP offers unique training opportunities for future scientist-practitioners interested in specializing in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia prevention, intervention studies, and multicultural assessment (in collaboration with Psychiatry, Neurology, and Psychology programs at MGH).

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias are complex neurological disorders that are expected to shift the socio-demographic trends in the U.S. and beyond, with drastic public health consequences for the global community. There is an urgent need for training the next generation of clinician-scientists who are well-versed to provide culturally competent services and conduct research with diverse patients with such diseases.

Program Overview

The Multicultural Alzheimer’s Prevention Program (MAPP) is pleased to announce two openings for the MAPP Scholars Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) beginning June.
Applications are due February 12, 2024.

The MAPP Scholars Program is designed to introduce exceptionally-qualified underrepresented and diverse doctoral students to a career in dementia-related clinical research. The program also seeks to enhance their proficiencies in assessing and diagnosing cognitive impairment in diverse individuals, as well as their professional networking opportunities in the field of Alzheimer’s disease prevention.

The program offers Scholars a rich array of activities and support to maximize their experience:

  • Stipend support during the 8-week training program (June-July).
  • Lectures and curriculum elements structured to deepen the training and knowledge bases of participants.
  • Mentoring and networking opportunities.


  1. The MAPP Scholars Program provides training and networking opportunities for students who are considered to be underrepresented in medicine (URM). The program follows the definition of URM of the NIH and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).  URM groups may include Latino/ Hispanic (including Brazilian), African-American/Black, American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaskan Natives, among others.
  2. Candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate or a graduate program (e.g. M.D., PhD) and have an interest in dementia research.

If an applicant is currently receiving funding from a U.S. federal training or career development grant, please contact the program director for eligibility before applying.

Scholars must live in Boston during the entire duration of the 8-week training program. 

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit the following materials:

  1. Personal statement of interest (500 words)
  2. Statement of research goals
  3. Official transcripts
  4. 2 letters of recommendation
  5. Curriculum vita

Applicants are chosen based on their academic credentials and the areas of research interest.

Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to Dr. Yakeel T. Quiroz, the Program Director.

Zoom interviews will take place in March. All interviewed applicants will receive an email with the final decision in April.

All inquiries and application materials should be forwarded to:

Yakeel T. Quiroz, PhD
Director, MAPP
Massachusetts General Hospital
39 First Avenue, Suite 101
Charlestown, MA 02129

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