The Division of Health Policy and Outcomes Research offers a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Services Research and Policy supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality/National Research Service Award (AHRQ/NRSA). Candidates must hold a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree, and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
This fellowship provides unique opportunities to integrate training of postdoctoral fellows with major programs at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and with partners outside of the Medical Center. Key components include other units of the Department of Public Health Sciences (the Division of Healthcare Management and the National Center for Deaf Health Research), five nationally renowned URMC clinical departments (Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Neurology, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry), the NIH-funded UR Clinical and Translational Science Institute (UR-CTSI), and the Center for Community Health.
Most of these URMC units have extensive linkages with the Rochester community. Partners outside of URMC include two health insurers, the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, the Monroe County Department of Public Health, a university-community organization research collaboration (the SHARE Alliance), the Greater Rochester Practice-Based Research Network, and a consortium of major academic institutions in upstate New York organized under the aegis of the CTSI.
The fellowship pays an annual stipend, based on the number of years of prior relevant experience and training. Funds are also available to cover tuition, travel, and research-related expenses. We seek applicants with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.
Applications are currently accepted until the position(s) are filled. Preferred start date is July 1, 2012. To apply, please send the following documents:
- Letter of purpose describing career goals and research interests
- Curriculum vitae
- Graduate transcripts
- Three letters of reference
Interested candidates should contact:
Peter Veazie , Ph.D., M.S..
University of Rochester, School of Medicine
Department of Public Health Sciences
265 Crittenden Blvd., CU420644
Rochester, New York 14642
Phone: (585) 273-5464
The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Services Research and Policy has three major components:
- A planned curriculum of educational activities that are based on goals and objectives focusing on HSR research, education, and leadership/career development;
- An individualized program of study in which fellows become content experts in, for example, cost-effectiveness, decision making, quality of care within pediatrics, adult health, or geriatrics;
- Rigorous mentored experience with two research projects: 1-2 studies analyzing an existingdatabase such the Medical Panel Expenditure Survey, HealthCare Cost and Utilization Projectamong others and/or a study requiring primary data collection.
Postdoctoral fellows complete a set of HSR courses and train in core competencies to become successful independent researchers. Fellows may complete a Masters in Clinical Investigation with HSR concentration. In addition, fellows participate in skill-building workshops and seminars throughout URMC to achieve competencies required for success in academic HSR. Fellows work closely with their mentors to develop and implement a planned curriculum of study that includes coursework and research experiences. The key to this postdoctoral program is a flexible, planned, mentored set of experiences integrated into existing departmental and UR-CTSI or URMC-wide program.
Core faculty with primary appointment in the Division of Health Policy and Outcomes Research:
- Peter Veazie, Ph.D., M.S. – Program Director
- James Dolan, M.D.
- Bruce Friedman, Ph.D., M.P.H.
- Katia Noyes, Ph.D., M.P.H.
- Helena Temkin-Greener, Ph.D., M.P.H.
- Ning Zhang, Ph.D.
Core faculty with primary appointment in other University of Rochester departments:
- Peter Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H., Department of Pediatrics – Program Co-Director
- Yeates Conwell, M.D., Department of Psychiatry
- Kevin Fiscella, .MD., M.P.H., Department of Family Medicine
- William Hall, M.D., Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics
- Robert Holloway, M.D., M.P.H., Department of Neurology