CHQOER offers post-doctoral training fellowships in health services research, sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Our goal is to develop well qualified, independent investigators with the skills necessary to conduct high quality, funded research on complex problems relating to the improvement of the quality and effectiveness of health care. Post-doctoral Fellows have the opportunity to participate in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods health services research, as well as implementation research projects.
• a supportive, multidisciplinary professional environment
• opportunities to participate in a wide range of research projects in the areas of patient-centered care, medication effectiveness, implementation research, and health informatics
• assistance for individual Fellows in the realization of professional interests and research goals
Opportunities and Resources:
• Fellows participate in ongoing projects of the Center, as well as independent projects and applications for research funding
• CHQOER investigators have access to a wide range of databases, including the rich clinical and administrative databases of the national VA healthcare system
• We emphasize multidisciplinary collaboration and the creative combination of diverse research methods
• The large, diverse faculty at CHQOER includes individuals with expertise in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, sociology, psychology, anthropology, epidemiology, health informatics, implementation science and statistics
Applicant Qualifications: Applications are invited from individuals who have recently completed a doctoral degree in any of the professional disciplines of health services research, such as the social and behavioral sciences, epidemiology, statistics, management, and nursing, and demonstrate significant promise for contributing to the field of health services research. Applicants must be United States citizens.
Stipend: Fellowships are funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) service. Tenure is two years; Fellowships start on October 1. The stipend is $43,796 in year 1 and $45,896 in year 2. Additional support is provided for research expenses and travel to professional meetings. For more information please contact our Fellowship Directors, listed below.
How to Apply: Submit a CV, brief narrative statement of prior research training and experience, career goals, reasons for seeking fellowship, and specific health services research interests to Fellowship Directors Sue Eisen, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mari-Lynn Drainoni (email@example.com). Application Deadline: January 31, 2012
Physician-Researchers: Although this program is not intended for physicians, we strongly encourage physicians to investigate other training opportunities at CHQOER and the Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Please contact Center Director Dan Berlowitz, MD (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more about opportunities for Physician-Fellows at CHQOER.