PSY Contacts

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Psychiatry
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

Chair (301) 295-3294

FAX (USUHS) (301) 295-1536

FAX (WRNMMC) (301) 319-6965

USU Campus

Preventive/Disaster Psychiatry- MPH Fellowship

National Capital Consortium

Disaster & Preventive Psychiatry Fellowship Brochure


This two year program is designed to provide military psychiatrists with expertise on preparing for and responding to mass casualty events, designing population-oriented behavioral health prevention and intervention programs, and performing behavioral health epidemiology. Graduates will use their strong quantitative and analytical skills in biostatistics and epidemiology to identify and measure organizational health needs, population surveillance, and to investigate the impact of biological, environmental and behavioral factors on organizational health.

The first year of the fellowship is spent in the MPH program at USUHS. During this year, fellows will select an area related to behavioral health for special emphasis through elective course work and a research project. The second year of the fellowship will be devoted to applying the material gained during the first year across a variety of consultative, research and clinical experiences.

Fellows will become active participants in the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) research team. As members of this team, they will be included in all aspects of research in the area of biopsychosocial responses to trauma and disaster. Typically, they will be paired with a senior investigator and begin analysis on an existing database. They will become expert in the use of various methodologies for the study of individuals and groups following trauma and disaster/combat events. Fellows will be given faculty appointments and participate in teaching activities.


  • Board certification in general psychiatry
  • At least 1 utilization tour as a military psychiatrist

Application Process

The annual deadline for applications is typically late August to mid-September of each year. Candidates must apply through the Army GME selection process.

For further information please contact:
Robert J. Ursano, M.D.
Prof/Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Uniformed Services University
School of Medicine
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4799
Phone (301) 295-3293