The mission of the Center for Healthcare Studies at the Feinberg School of Medicine is to generate impactful research about the delivery, equity, safety and quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of healthcare in order to inform and shape healthcare policy, enhance healthcare practice, and improve the health of populations.
The Center for Healthcare Studies is integral to the recently created IPHAM, and its mission is to be the home for health services and outcomes research by coordinating, originating, and promoting, inter-disciplinary, multi-departmental research and education for the purpose of improving safety, quality, equity, effectiveness and healthcare policy Eight programs support the vision and mission of the Center for Healthcare Studies through focused and collaborative research: Program for Healthcare Equity, Health Economics Program, Program for Maternal-Child Healthcare, Chronic Disease Care and Outcomes Program, Program in Health Policy and Implementation, Program for Healthcare Quality and Safety Innovation, the Program in Surgical Outcomes and Quality, and the Program in Child Allergy. Each program provides a forum for investigators conducting related research under the health services and outcomes research umbrella of clinical and translational, outcomes, and comparative effectiveness. As a group, the six programs are complementary and provide a context for investigators to work together to affect change in local, national, and global health and healthcare policy.
Health Economist Faculty Position
The Center for Healthcare Studies at the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM), Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a full-time, health economist faculty member at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This position requires demonstrated ability or strong potential to conduct scholarly research, obtain peer-reviewed funding, and collaborate with clinical scholars. Applicants must have a PhD in health economics, health services research, or a closely related field. The ideal candidate should have research interests and expertise in applied research areas including, but not limited to, health economics, economic evaluation, comparative effectiveness research, large database analysis, and/or health policy analysis. The ideal candidate will be expected to pursue an externally-funded research agenda while collaborating with other departments, divisions, centers and institutes within the Feinberg School of Medicine and across Northwestern University. The position also includes opportunities to teach and mentor students in the Center for Education in Health Sciences’ Integrated PhD Program and Master’s program in Health Services and Outcomes Research. The position also includes opportunities to mentor pre- and post-doctoral fellows.
Two Open-Rank Faculty Positions in Health Services, Outcomes or Policy Research
The Center for Healthcare Studies at the Institute for Public Health and Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a full-time faculty member with expertise in health services, outcomes, or policy research at the Assistant/Associate/Professor level. This position requires demonstrated ability to conduct scholarly research, obtain peer-reviewed funding, mentor pre- and post-doctoral students and junior faculty, teach at the graduate level, and work collaboratively as members of interdisciplinary teams. Candidates must have an MD and/or PhD in relevant areas of expertise.
The ideal candidate should have research interests and expertise in health services and outcomes research including in the areas of safety, quality, equity, effectiveness and policy. The ideal candidate will be expected to pursue an externally-funded research agenda while collaborating with other departments and divisions, centers and institutes within the Feinberg School of Medicine, and across Northwestern University. The position also includes opportunities to teach in the Institute for Healthcare Studies’ Center for Education Master and PhD programs and the Post-doctoral Integrated Fellowship in Health Services and Outcomes Research and to mentor pre and post-doctoral fellows.
Interested candidates for all positions should send their curriculum vitae, including contact information for 3 references and a letter outlining interest in the position and research interests, to:
Jane L. Holl, MD MPH
Director, Center for Healthcare Studies, Institute for Public Health and Medicine
Mary Harris Thompson, MD Professor
Departments of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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