Michigan Postdoctoral Pioneer Program, 2021

Collaborative PIs


Melvin G. McInnis, M.D., FRCPsych

Principal Investigator and Scientific Director, Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program
Thomas B. and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression
Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Director, University of Michigan Depression Center

Co - Mentor

Emily Mower Provost

Associate Professor
University of Michigan
EECS Department
Computer Science & Engineering

Co - Mentor

Santiago Schnell, DPhil (Oxon), FRSC

Interim Chair, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
John A. Jacquez Collegiate Professor of Physiology
Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Professor, Computational Medicine & Biology



mHealth Mood Affect Physiology in Bipolar Disorder (MAP-BD) 

The MAP-BD fellowship is designed to attract academic researchers interested in a research career in bipolar disorder. This fellowship centers on the use mobile technology to collect a wide range of physiological data using wearable technology, including sleep and activity levels, in combination with speech and clinical data sampled at regular frequencies in a time series. The successful candidate will join an established multidisciplinary team in the Prechter Bipolar Research Program with a wide range of expertise in computational and translational research. This fellowship will allow both the flexibility of developing and leading individual projects as well as working as a team member in a group of experts focused on developing predictive patterns in bipolar disorder. The ideal candidate will have a diverse background with doctoral level degrees in human psychology or psychiatry as well as experience, preferably formal training, in mathematical modeling, computer science, or human physiology. Applicants must have experience writing publications, excellent communication skills and have a strong work ethic.