The Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences (C4HDS) invites applications for a two-year fellowship program to provide training and skills development in health services and implementation research with the long-term goal of assisting trainees in establishing their careers as independent investigators.
C4HDS is a highly collaborative academic research center based at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The Center’s multi-disciplinary faculty share a common interest in health services and implementation research, with a specific focus on pragmatic trials of interventions to improve the use and prescribing of prescription medications. Additional information about C4HDS and our research can be found at www.c4hds.org. The fellowship program is led by C4HDS Executive Director, Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD.
Key components of the fellowship include:
Didactic and experiential training in health services research, implementation research, epidemiology, biostatistics, and data science, including exposure to predictive analytics/machine learning and comparative effectiveness research. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in courses taught by the Center and affiliated faculty, including those offered by Harvard Catalyst and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Hands-on experience designing, conducting, and publishing mentored research projects focused on principle-driven interventions to engage patients and providers in healthcare.
Mentoring in the application and use of methods used for health services and implementation research, including quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques, as applicable for the applicants’ long-term interests, and the design and conduct of pragmatic clinical trials, as well as manuscript and grant writing.
Opportunities to interact with a broad range of stakeholders in healthcare, including organizations that deliver care, administer health insurance benefits and/or develop new technologies and therapeutics.
The fellowship program is best suited for individuals with advanced training in clinical medicine, pharmacy, psychology or another clinical healthcare field or doctoral-level training in a methodologically intensive research field, such as health services research, implementation science, health economics, epidemiology, and/or biostatistics. For clinician applicants, prior research experience and advanced methodological training are highly desirable. Clinicians may also practice on a part-time basis while participating in the fellowship program. For non-clinicians, preference will be given to individuals who have worked in multidisciplinary teams and in a healthcare environment, ideally with experience implementing or evaluating health interventions.
The application deadline is February 1, 2021. The anticipated start day for new fellows is approximately July 1, 2021 (flexible start date).
Interested candidates should send a copy of their current Curriculum Vitae with a letter of intent to Kaitlin Hanken, C4HDS Program Manager at email@example.com.
Internal Number: BR0495
About Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
The Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences (C4HDS) is an academic research organization dedicated to improving health care by identifying, designing, rigorously evaluating, and reporting transformational solutions to engage patients and providers in care delivery. Our studies rely on the principles of Implementation Research but incorporate influences from a broad range of fields including cognitive psychology, behavioral economics, biostatistics, epidemiology and clinical medicine.
The research conducted at the Center is highly collaborative and involves close partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders in healthcare, including organizations that deliver care, administer health insurance benefits and/or develop new technologies. The collaborators, funders, and faculty of the Center share an interest in the identification, rigorous testing and the independent evaluation of strategies that actually work to optimize healthcare quality. A key principle of the Center's work is the peer-reviewed publication of study results - whether positive or negative. The Center's collaborators are organizations that value this objective evaluation and use the results to help guide their own decision-making.