Application Process

Application Process

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are asked to please submit the following to Marielysse Cortés at mcortes [at] emory [dot] edu :

  • Review the application overview.
  • Submit completed application form
  • Submit one-page essay
    About your research interests and planned dissertation on applying advanced data analytics to SUD-related health problems.
  • Submit log of substance use disorder (SUD) related research or programmatic work
    SUD-related activities that you’ve participated in since inception of your PhD program. Includes courses taken, papers written on SUD-related topics for courses, seminars attended, formal Graduate Research Assistant positions held, and published papers.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
    From program faculty, including 1 from advisor
  • Submit copy of official transcript
  • Submit curriculum Vitae

Acceptance into the program is conditional on entering candidacy, though individuals may apply up to 3 months before taking their comprehensive exams.

Selection Process

The TADA Program seeks candidates with:

  • a track record of academic excellence;
  • demonstrated commitment to studying and intervening in SUD-related health outcomes, and
  • Strong recommendations.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled in in doctoral programs in BSHES, HPM, Clinical Psychology, or Sociology-Health and be committed to a research career applying advanced data analysis methods to study and intervene in SUD-related harms. Students must have already passed their comprehensive exams (Summer of Year 2 for BSHES and HPM; Year 3 for Psychology and Sociology). Additionally, students must be in-residence during the first year of fellowship and be an American Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States


For specific TADA Program application and selection inquiries, please contact Marielysse Cortés at mcortes [at] emory [dot] edu.