Dr. Nadorff IS NOT planning to accept a clinical doctoral student for Fall 2024 (updated 9/9/23)

Intellectually-curious, hardworking graduate students are invited to apply to the sleep, suicide, and aging lab.  Students who have an interest in suicidology, behavioral sleep medicine, or clinical gerontology will likely be the best fit for our laboratory.  The lab can be best described as research intensive, though given the lab’s focus on applied research (particularly behavioral sleep medicine and suicide prevention), clinically-minded students may also find the lab to be a strong fit as long as they are willing to be active researchers while in the lab.

Graduate students are treated as junior colleagues within the lab, and are expected to play an active role in the lab.  In addition to their milestone projects (e.g. thesis), graduate students are expected to play a significant role in at least one of the lab projects, as well as help mentor the undergraduate students.  Graduate students may also have the opportunity to collaborate with other labs so long as they are making good progress on their milestone projects and meeting expectations.

Although not required by the clinical psychology PhD program, our students pick an external member for their dissertation committees.  Inspired by the European dissertation model, this committee member is typically a premier researcher in the topic being studied.  To date, we have been fortunate to have Drs. Julie Cerel, Anne Germain, and Christy Hoffman serve as external committee members.

Prospective students who are seriously considering our lab are encouraged to learn more about our graduate programs and then email Dr. Nadorff so he is aware of your interest and can watch for your application.  After emailing Dr. Nadorff, please apply!

Prospective Undergraduate Students

The Sleep, Suicide, and Aging laboratory occasionally has openings for undergraduate research assistants to help us with our various studies.  In addition to learning about the lab’s research and gaining research experience, research assistants may assist with participant recruitment, entering data, and administrative tasks such as making copies and calling participants.  Advanced research assistants may also have the opportunity to play a more hands-on role with our research projects, including potentially having the opportunity to present at research meetings, or taking part in publications.  If you are interested in joining, please complete our lab application Download here.