Post-PhD Health Services Research Fellowship
The NW Center 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.
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 NW Center HSR&D Faculty.
|Financial and Other Support
Fellowship support includes a $45,000 annual stipend.
Information technology support
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
PhD degree in a field related to health services
Specific aims for a VA-related research project developed with a Center faculty mentor
Current curriculum vitae
Sealed transcript of graduate course work
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:
Applicant ability to conduct independent research
Quality of the proposed research
Relevance of this research to VA
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:
Gayle E. Reiber, MPH, PhD
Seattle HSR&D Center of Excellence (S-152)
1660 South Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108
Telephone: (206) 764-2089
For information about the University of Washington Department of Health Services, visit http://depts.washington.edu/hserv/