United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Seattle Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care

Post-PhD Health Services Research Fellowship

The Seattle HSR&D Center of Innovation offers a postdoctoral program in health services research. 

The VA Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) Postdoctoral Fellowship is directed toward increasing skills in health services research. Fellows are expected to engage in full-time research on a publishable health services project, participate in related educational activities including selected course work at the University of Washington (UW), and participate in VA research review meetings.

HSR&D is multidisciplinary and covers all areas of health care delivery. Patients, providers, and organizations may be target populations for the research project. Individuals with a PhD from a variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply. Available courses include a wide variety of offerings in biostatistics, epidemiology, health services research, and environmental health.

Faculty and Mentorship 

Mentorship is an integral part of this fellowship. Faculty from VA Puget Sound Health Care System and the University of Washington provide expertise in numerous areas including behavior change, comparative effectiveness, epidemiology, ethics, evaluation research, geriatrics, health care delivery intervention, health economics, health policy, implementation science, long term care, patient self management, quality of care, qualitative research, and statistical methodology. 

Click here for a list of Seattle HSR&D Center of Innovation Faculty. 

Financial and Other Support

Fellowship support includes a $45,000 annual stipend.
           /images/blackbullet.png  Work space   
           /images/blackbullet.png  Information technology support
           /images/blackbullet.png  Administrative support  
           /images/blackbullet.png  University of Washington affiliation

Funding is for two years and can be extended for an additional year. 

Univeristy and Community Resources

The VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle Division is a tertiary care center located approximately seven miles from the main campus of the University of Washington. VA HSR&D Fellowships are closely integrated with the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of Washington.

Eligibility and Application Information

           /images/blackbullet.png  PhD degree in a field related to health services
           /images/blackbullet.png  U.S. Citizenship
Specific aims for a VA-related research project developed with a Center faculty mentor
           /images/blackbullet.png  Current curriculum vitae
Sealed transcript of graduate course work
           /images/blackbullet.png  Letters of support from three professional references; Letters should indicate suitability for the VA postdoctoral position and 
              the Senior Fellowship in the Department of Health Services, University of Washington

Criteria for evaluation:                                                                    

 /images/blackbullet.png  Applicant ability to conduct independent research
 /images/blackbullet.png  Q
uality of the proposed research
 /images/blackbullet.png  R
elevance of this research to VA
 Suitable mentorship
 /images/blackbullet.png  Fit between candidate and Seattle HSR&D

For further information about the availability of Fellowships for the upcoming year, application deadlines, and detailed instructions about the application process please contact:

Chuan-Fen Liu, PhD, MPH
Seattle HSR&D Center of Innovation
1660 S. Columbian Way (S-152)
Seattle, WA 98108
E-mail:  Chuan-Fen.Liu@va.gov
Telephone: (206) 764-2587

For information about the University of Washington Department of Health Services, visit http://depts.washington.edu/hserv/