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Multiple Sclerosis Research Fellowship

The Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Research Fellowship is a full-time, two-year, mentor-based postdoctoral fellowship within the Johns Hopkins Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. This fellowship is funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

This fellowship is a unique opportunity for a fellow to train in an environment that is at the forefront of multiple sclerosis rehabilitation research. The fellow will have the opportunity to work and collaborate with a multidisciplinary group of MS specialists and researchers in the following fields: rehabilitation psychology, neuropsychology, physiatry, medicine, immunology, radiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy and social work.

The overall goals of the training program are to:

  • Train clinician-scientists who will go on to be leaders in the advancement of rehabilitative strategies for people with MS.
  • Equip trainees with the skills needed to become independent, grant-funded investigators.

This program will provide clinical and research training in MS-related rehabilitation science. Trainees will be accepted by competitive application from psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech pathology, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and related neuroscience or medical fields who wish to pursue an academic career in MS rehabilitation research. Trainees will be accepted at the completion of their doctoral training. The fellow will spend 70 percent of his or her time on mentored research projects and 30 percent on didactic activities and clinical training.

Salary is based on National Institutes of Health postdoctoral standards.


  • Deadline: December 1, 2018
  • Application materials: cover letter stating your research interests, relevant research experience, training goals, and career plans; and your CV with contact information for three references
  • Please submit application materials to Meghan Beier, Ph.D.

Fellowship Director

Photo of Dr. Meghan L Beier, M.A., Ph.D.

Beier, Meghan L, M.A., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Research Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Cognitive Aging, Mental Health

Please contact Meghan Beier, Ph.D.with any question regarding this fellowship.

Current Fellow

Jagriti (Jackie) Bhattarai, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

Jagriti (Jackie) Bhattarai, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: health, neuropsychology and social justice, especially in the context of individuals with chronic medical conditions like multiple sclerosis; the relationship between mental and physical health conditions with regard to risk factors, protective factors, as well as current and potential future treatments. 

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