Integrated Fellowship in Health Services and Outcomes Research - Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Posted: Monday, May 13, 2019

The Center for Education in Health Sciences, in the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine anticipates the availability of post-doctoral health services research fellowships beginning summer/fall 2019. These two-year, full-time fellowships provide an opportunity for individuals who have completed an M.D. or Ph.D. to gain expertise and experience in health services research, with the goal of preparing fellows for a career in health services research. Program graduates will help ensure that there are adequate numbers of highly trained individuals to carry out the nation's health services research agenda, with a focus on improving quality and safety of healthcare, enhancing access and healthcare equity, and appraising the effectiveness of healthcare expenditures and health policy. Positions preferably begin between July and September 2019.

Research is centered on the following topical areas: 

  • Disability, Chronic Illness, and Rehabilitation
  • Disability Policy
  • Employment of Persons with Physical Disabilities
  • Healthcare Quality 
  • Healthcare Communication
  • Health Services Research and Health Policy 
  • Healthcare Equity
  • Patient Safety 
  • Healthcare Economics 

The major clinical areas for research include health of persons with disabilities and chronic illness, general internal medicine, maternal and child health, hospital medicine, emergency medicine, transplantation surgery, and rheumatology. The fellowship requires enrollment in one of the following Master of Science degrees in Health Services and Outcomes Research, Public Health, Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, or Clinical Investigation. See the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research's long-range plan for guidance on suitable topics. 

The fellowship program builds on the synergy between several Northwestern University departments, schools and organizations, including Feinberg School of Medicine Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medicine (Divisions of General Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Gastroenterology), Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine), Emergency Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Surgery (Transplantation) and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center, the Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics, and the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Information about application requirements is available on the program's website.

Contact Allen Heinemann for questions about eligibility and program fit.

We encourage applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Northwestern University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.