Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Health Services Research

A post-PhD Fellowship in Health Services Research at the University ofWashington, Department of Health Services, is available Summer, 2008,for an MD or PhD.

Requires status as a U.S. citizen or permanentresident. Applicants must want a long term career in Health Services Research and be conducting research in the areas of AHRQpriorities, including medical safety, quality improvement, comparative effectiveness, and prevention of chronic disease.

MD or PhD Fellows engage in full-time research and related educationalactivities. Faculty provide expertise in areas of interest, includinggeneral health services research, outcomes research, economics, qualityof care, disparities research and health policy. The stipend depends on educational preparation.

"Health services research is the multidisciplinary field of scientificinvestigation that studies how social factors, financing systems,organizational structures and processes, health technologies, andpersonal health behaviors affect access to healthcare, the quality andcost of healthcare, and ultimately our health and well-being. Itsresearch domains are individuals, populations, costs, and organizational factors that influence the availability and quality of care."(Definition from Health Services Research and Health Policy, 10/2000.)

More information on the Fellowship is found at:

A statement of research interest, specific aims for a health servicesresearch project of interest naming a UW Health Services faculty mentor, curriculum vitae, transcripts and three letters of reference should be sent by July 1, 2008 to:

Diana Siembor, Department of Health ServicesUniversity of Washington, Box 357660Seattle, Washington, 98195206-616-2979Equal Opportunity Employer