Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Healthcare Studies

Current Faculty Openings

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.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Surgical Health Services Research

The Center for Healthcare Studies at the Feinberg School of Medicine, in collaboration with the Division of Pediatric Surgery, is inviting applications for a post-doctoral researcher position in surgical health services research.

The fellow will work on projects related to appropriateness, equity, and quality of care of surgical interventions, and projects related to surgical practice, efficiency, and training. CHS provides a multi-disciplinary and stimulating environment to prepare the fellow for an independent career in surgical health services, outcomes, health policy, and comparative effectiveness research.

The fellow will have access to unique administrative datasets, large EMR system with sophisticated data extraction and reporting of granular patient-level data, and a qualitative research core with professional scientific staff. This is a one-year position with possibility of extension to two years and is immediately available. The fellow will benefit from the collective networks of the T32 faculty and fellows at Northwestern via research-in-progress webinars, subject-area mentoring, and other training activities. The fellowship provides the fellow with opportunities to participate as a co-investigator on multi-disciplinary team science, guidance and support in grant writing and budget development, development and submission of manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications.

Applicants must have a doctorate in behavioral or social sciences (economics, epidemiology, health services research, public policy, and other related fields).

Applicants should have completed their PhD within the last 5 years. Students currently enrolled in a doctoral program must provide evidence of degree-in-hand prior to being offered the fellowship. The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative analytical skills and strong writing and communication skills.

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing research interests and experience, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Hassan Ghomrawi, PhD., MPH, Associate Professor, Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics, Center for Healthcare Studies, Institute for Public Health and Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 633 N Saint Clair, 20th Floor, Room 20-056, Chicago, IL, 60611, Phone: 312-503-5970, Fax: 312-503-4401, Email: hassan.ghomrawi1@northwestern.edu

Northwestern University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.

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.

To Apply

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
420 East Superior Street
Rubloff 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611 

j-holl@northwestern.edu 

312-503-5561