Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Education in Health Sciences

Fellowship Program Faculty

Each fellow is guided by at least two mentors, a methodological mentor with methodological expertise relevant to the fellow's research and a substantive mentor with expertise in the fellow's research area of interest. Substantive mentors may have appointments in any of the Northwestern University Schools (e.g., Feinberg School of Medicine, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering).

If neither mentor is a member of the Executive Committee of the Integrated Fellowship, a member of the committee serves as a liaison mentor.

Program Directors

Heinemann, Allen W

Heinemann, Allen W

Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Center for Healthcare Studies - Institute for Public Health and Medicine and Medical Social Sciences

a-heinemann( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Health services research related to disability and chronic illness; psychosocial aspects of disability

 
Holl, Jane L

Holl, Jane L

Professor in Pediatrics-Community-Based Primary Care, Center for Education in Health Sciences - Institute for Public Health and Medicine, Center for Healthcare Studies - Institute for Public Health and Medicine, Medicine and Preventive Medicine

j-holl( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Current main research interests include: (1) patient safety, primarily risk assessment and in-situ simulation to improve team work and communication in pediatrics, obstetrics, transplant surgery, and ... [more]

 

Faculty and Mentors

Baker, David W

Baker, David W

Adjunct Professor in Medicine-General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

Description of Interests

My research focuses on strategies to improve quality of care and to reduce health care disparities for racial/ethnic minorities, the poor and uninsured, and individual with low health literacy.

 
Bilimoria, Karl Y

Bilimoria, Karl Y

Assistant Professor in Surgery-Surgical Oncology, Center for Healthcare Studies - Institute for Public Health and Medicine and Medical Social Sciences

Description of Interests

CLINICAL: Melanoma and Skin Cancers; Sarcoma and Soft Tissue Tumors; Breast Cancer; Sentinel Node Biopsy, Locally and Regionally Advanced Melanoma, Isolated Limb Infusion RE... [more]

 
Cella, David

Cella, David

Professor in Medical Social Sciences, Center for Healthcare Studies - Institute for Public Health and Medicine, Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes - Institute for Public Health and Medicine, Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department, Preventive Medicine-Health and Biomedical Informatics, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

d-cella( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

From 1987-1997, I built a clinical service and research program at Rush University with an emphasis on quality of life and outcome evaluation in cancer treatment research. I developed and am continua... [more]

 
Chang, Rowland W

Chang, Rowland W

Professor in Preventive Medicine-Epidemiology, Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM), Medicine-Rheumatology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

rwchang( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Dr. Chang is noted for his clinical epidemiologic/health services research focused on the outcomes of rehabilitation and orthopaedic surgical treatments for persons with arthritis and the determinants... [more]

 
Courtney, D Mark

Courtney, D Mark

Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine

dmarkcourtney( at )gmail.com

Description of Interests

I am interested most in the optimal acute diagnosis and therapy of venous thromboembolic disease.

 
Dunlop, Dorothy D

Dunlop, Dorothy D

Professor in Medicine-Rheumatology, Center for Healthcare Studies - Institute for Public Health and Medicine and Preventive Medicine

Description of Interests

Dr. Dunlop is a health services researcher with expertise in statistical methodology. Her applied research interests include the investigation of physical activity to prevent disability in older adul... [more]

 
Feinglass, Joseph M

Feinglass, Joseph M

Research Professor in Medicine-General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and Preventive Medicine

j-feinglass( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Joe Feinglass, PhD is a Research Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. Dr. Feinglass is a health services researcher with a degree in Public Policy Analys... [more]

 
Gordon, Elisa J

Gordon, Elisa J

Associate Professor in Surgery and Medical Education-Medical Humanities and Bioethics

e-gordon( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Dr. Gordon is Associate Professor in the Center for Healthcare Studies and Comprehensive Transplant Center in the Department of Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gord... [more]

 
Grobman, William A

Grobman, William A

Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology-Maternal Fetal Medicine, Center for Healthcare Studies - Institute for Public Health and Medicine and Preventive Medicine

Description of Interests

Blood group isoimmunization, Fetal anomaly, Hypertension in pregnancy, Prenatal diagnosis

 
Gupta, Ruchi S

Gupta, Ruchi S

Associate Professor in Pediatrics-Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care, Center for Healthcare Studies - Institute for Public Health and Medicine and Medicine-Allergy-Immunology

rugupta( at )luriechildrens.org

Description of Interests

Ruchi Gupta, M.D., M.P.H, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and a health services researcher at Northwestern University and Lurie Children's Hospital. Dr. Gupta has significant interest and experi... [more]

 
Hahn, Elizabeth A

Hahn, Elizabeth A

Associate Professor in Medical Social Sciences, Center for Healthcare Studies - Institute for Public Health and Medicine and Preventive Medicine

e-hahn( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Patient-reported outcomes in chronic illness, and the design and use of health information technology, with a focus on underserved populations and health disparities.

 
Jordan, Neil

Jordan, Neil

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for Healthcare Studies - Institute for Public Health and Medicine and Preventive Medicine

neil-jordan( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Dr. Jordan's work spans several areas, including quality and cost of care for persons with chronic illnesses, financing and outcomes of mental health and child welfare services, and health economics.

 
Kandula, Namratha R

Kandula, Namratha R

Assistant Professor in Medicine-General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Preventive Medicine and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Description of Interests

My primary research interests are to: 1) Eliminate health disparities by working with individuals and their communities to develop prevention interventions that reach underserved populations; 2) Infor... [more]

 
Lai, Jin-Shei

Lai, Jin-Shei

Professor in Medical Social Sciences and Pediatrics

js-lai( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Jin-Shei Lai, Ph.D., OTR/L., is a registered occupational therapist and a trained psychometrician. She has been a member of the Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Children's Oncology Group (COG), ... [more]

 
McHugh, Megan Colleen

McHugh, Megan Colleen

Research Assistant Professor in Center for Healthcare Studies - Institute for Public Health and Medicine and Emergency Medicine

Description of Interests

Dr. McHugh is a health services researcher with an interest in federal policy making, health care reform, quality improvement, patient flow and emergency department crowding, and the safety net. She h... [more]

 
Mohr, David C

Mohr, David C

Professor in Preventive Medicine-Behavioral Medicine, Center for Engineering and Health - Institute for Public Health and Medicine, Medical Social Sciences and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

d-mohr( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

My primary interest is developing and evaluating technology-assisted behavioral and psychological interventions. I am also interested in the relationship between stress, depression and inflammation, ... [more]

 
Mustanski, Brian

Mustanski, Brian

Associate Professor in Medical Social Sciences and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

brian( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

My research focuses on the mental and behavioral health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, with a particular focus on youth. The health issues I study include mental health, HIV/... [more]

 
Nowinski, Cindy J

Nowinski, Cindy J

Research Associate Professor in Medical Social Sciences and Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department

c-nowinski( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

My research interests include outcome measure development, evaluating the impact of chronic diseases (particularly neurological) and their treatments on patient-reported and clinical outcomes, and usi... [more]

 
Persell, Stephen D

Persell, Stephen D

Associate Professor in Medicine-General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and Center for Healthcare Studies - Institute for Public Health and Medicine

spersell( at )nmff.org

Description of Interests

I am a health services researcher and primary care internist. My research involves the design, implementation and evaluation of electronic health records-based quality improvement tools, practice rede... [more]

 
Simon, Melissa A

Simon, Melissa A

Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology-General/Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences

Description of Interests

Dr. Simon's primary research interests are aimed at eliminating health disparities among low income, medically underserved women across the lifespan. Integrating health services research with social ... [more]

 
Spring, Bonnie J

Spring, Bonnie J

Professor in Preventive Medicine-Behavioral Medicine, Center for Behavior and Health - Institute for Public Health and Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

bspring( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

My laboratory conducts research on behavioral risk factors (obesity, poor quality diet, physical inactivity, tobacco use). We also develop cutting-edge technologies that support self-regulation and he... [more]

 
Woods, Donna M

Woods, Donna M

Research Associate Professor in Pediatrics and Center for Healthcare Studies - Institute for Public Health and Medicine

woods( at )northwestern.edu

 
Yount, Susan E

Yount, Susan E

Associate Professor in Medical Social Sciences and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

s-yount( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Susan Yount, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical health psychologist and associate professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her rese... [more]