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[ ASHEcon 5th Biennial Conference: Health and Healthcare in America ]

Fifth Biennial Conference, 2014

Health & Healthcare in America:
From Economics to Policy

June 22-25, 2014

Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA



Sep 30 14

Fellowships in Cancer Prevention & Control, Virginia Commenwealth University

by charmaine

The NCI-designated Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia invites applications for a FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM in the ECONOMICS OF CANCER PREVENTION & CONTROL RESEARCH

This 2 year flexible program is NIH funded, offering salaries and start-up funds while preparing Fellows for an academic career.

Areas of research interest as they relate to health economics and cancer include (but are not limited to):

Sep 25 14

Professor, University of Michigan Medical School, Learning and Knowledge Systems

by charmaine

Professor, Division of Learning and Knowledge Systems (Multiple Positions)
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

The Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School is seeking up to three distinguished scholars to expand substantially its Division of Learning and Knowledge Systems. Successful applicants for these full professorships may also elect to be considered for the role of chief of this division and for an endowed professorship. Professors will be innovative scholars with backgrounds from any of a number of disciplines, including, but not restricted to: information, computing and statistical sciences; public health; informatics; complexity and systems sciences; behavioral and social sciences; organizational and policy sciences; engineering; and economics. Successful applicants will have a record of significant accomplishments in collaboratively addressing the grand challenge of transforming health-related systems locally and globally into entities that learn and improve through self-study in order to benefit the health of individuals and populations.

The Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS): The DLHS is a first-in-the-nation academic department focused on learning applied to health at all levels of scale: individuals, teams, organizations, and ultra-large scale systems. DLHS operates in three divisions. (1) The Division of Learning and Knowledge Systems primarily focuses on learning at higher levels of scale. (2) The Division of Professional Education primarily addresses learning by individuals. (3) The Clinical Simulation Center deploys advanced simulation technology and conducts a related program of research. (The DLHS was formerly the Department of Medical Education. With its new name and mission, the department addresses a much broader scope of learning and change.)

The Division of Learning and Knowledge Systems: Within DLHS, this Division is an interdisciplinary community of scientists focused on improving health care at the levels of interprofessional teams, complex organizations, regional networks, national and multi-national systems. The Division addresses how these systems can routinely “learn” and improve through continuous self-study and self-surveillance, applying analytical methods that convert data to knowledge, and subsequent application of that knowledge to drive beneficial change. In collaboration with colleagues across the campus, the Division’s research programs examine fundamental questions and develop novel methods related to the creation, operation, and sustainability of “learning systems” that support health care, public health, and biomedical research. Its educational programs will include a new doctorate in learning health sciences and opportunities to participate in the curricula of other schools and colleges within the University. The Division’s service activities will engage health systems in pursuit of becoming “learning systems.” For further information about DLHS, and the Division, see

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead collaborative, cutting-edge research programs related to the design, development, operation, and/or evaluation of learning health systems at the organizational, regional, national, and/or global levels of scale.
  • Advance the field of learning systems through scholarly development/dissemination of theory, research, and innovation.
  • Mentor junior faculty in developing successful, productive careers in learning and knowledge systems.
  • Play a senior role in developing graduate curricula and courses, offering courses relevant to the individual’s background.
  • Develop and lead programs to assist health-related entities in becoming learning systems.
  • Help the University of Michigan position itself as a leader in improving health through learning systems.

A generous start-up package will be available. Joint appointments with other University departments will be encouraged.

To qualify for a position, an applicant must have:

  • A terminal research degree (PhD or equivalent, MD not required) in a relevant discipline – see examples in the first paragraph. (We welcome applications from active clinicians with relevant postgraduate research training.)
  • A sustained research focus related to the Division’s mission to advance large-scale learning health systems.
  • A record of scholarly leadership and achievement that would merit appointment as a tenured full professor.
  • Exceptional leadership, organizational and communication skills for work in an interdisciplinary department.


To apply, assemble and submit the following information:

  • Letter of application, addressing the four qualifications listed above.
  • Current curriculum vitae.

Application materials should be sent by email to:

Tana O’Lone; [email protected]
Associate Administrator
Department of Learning Health Sciences
University of Michigan Medical School

Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Contact Us: [email protected]

Sep 25 14

Faculty Position in Economic Evaluation

by charmaine

Department of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

The Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has an open faculty position in health economics with an emphasis on economic evaluation. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in health economics, decision sciences, health services research, pharmacoeconomics, economics, or a closely related field with research interests focused on cost effectiveness analysis and economic evaluation. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Criteria for evaluating potential candidates for this position include: publications in peer-reviewed health economics, health services research, economics and clinical journals, track record of obtaining extramural funding for research projects, and demonstrated potential for developing an innovative research agenda. We are particularly interested in candidates focused on developing methodological advances in the field of economic evaluation. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to provide economic expertise and consultation for clinical and public health intervention research projects conducted by other faculty.

Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching and advising graduate students in the department’s masters’ and doctoral programs in health economics, as well as other graduate programs at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Teaching graduate level courses in economic evaluation, and cost effectiveness and cost benefit analysis is expected.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current CV, and at least one research paper. Applicants should also arrange for three professional references to submit recommendation letters. These items can be emailed to:

Darrell J Gaskin, Ph.D.
Chair, Economic Evaluation Search Committee
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Department of Health Policy and Management
624 N. Broadway, Room 441
Baltimore, MD 21205
[email protected]

The Search Committee will begin to review applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Johns Hopkins University actively encourages interest from women and minorities and is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sep 25 14

Associate or Full Professor of Health Policy and Administration, Pennsylvania State University

by charmaine

The Department of Health Policy and Administration (HPA) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applicants for a tenured faculty position at the associate or full professor level.

We seek a colleague who has established a national reputation in the field of health services research or any of its disciplinary fields, including but not limited to economics, management, demography, policy, sociology, or public and population health. The successful candidate will join a vibrant community of scholars dedicated to improving health care services and the health of populations through research, teaching and service. Competitive applicants will have the demonstrated ability to conduct research in a multi-disciplinary setting, including a track record for securing external research funding to support one’s scholarship. Successful applicants will join a multidisciplinary faculty and will be expected to conduct research, teach, and advise students in doctoral, master’s and/or bachelor’s degree programs.

We envision the successful applicant as a key component of the department’s growth strategy, with active involvement in the recruitment and selection of additional faculty hires. Compensation is highly competitive as are non-salary elements of the compensation package, and the position itself is a fully funded, “hard-money” position. Penn State has excellent support services available to faculty members and the College of Health and Human Development and the HPA department is committed to providing the necessary resources critical to helping the successful candidate further his or her research prominence.

The Department of Health Policy and Administration (see the following link for a more detailed summary of the HPA department: is an academic unit of the College of Health and Human Development. It offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, resident and online Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) degrees, a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Health Policy and Administration, and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. The department currently has 19 faculty members including 12 tenured or tenure track faculty, with authorization to grow that number to 16 or more tenured or tenure track faculty over the next few years. Currently, HPA faculty members are actively engaged in important externally funded research totaling more than $4.7 million annually. Opportunities to collaborate with other Penn State faculty include work in the Center for Health Care Policy and Research, College of Medicine, Center for Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems, Social Science Research Institute, Population Research Institute, Children, Youth, and Families Consortium, Center for Healthy Aging, Methodology Center, and Prevention Research Center. These provide a vibrant environment for collaborative approaches to research and teaching in population health, health economics, health care management, and health policy.

The Pennsylvania State University is a land grant institution and member of the Big 10 Conference. Recently Penn State was ranked in the top 50 of research universities in the world by Times Higher Education ( The University Park campus, located in State College, PA, is the largest campus with an enrollment of nearly 40,000 students and offers more than 100 programs of graduate study. The surrounding community of State College is a quintessential university town well known for its exceptional quality of life, including a low cost of living, a growing economy, a diverse offering of cultural and recreational opportunities, and excellent resources for families including well regarded local school systems. State College is served by three commercial airlines and is within a three hour drive to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Baltimore, and a four hour drive to Washington, D.C. and New York City. The University and the College have a variety of resources available to assist scholars with a transition to Penn State from another university and location.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials as soon as possible for full consideration. The expected beginning date is July 1, 2015. To be considered, applicants must complete an on-line application and upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, and supporting information along with the names and contact information for three professional references. Questions or informal inquiries about this position can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Dennis Scanlon at [email protected] or 814-865-1925.

Interested candidates should apply to job 53613 at

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to , which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

Sep 5 14

Full Professor of Health Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business

by charmaine

Ref. no: 2627-95

WU, Vienna University of Economics and Business, is currently inviting applications for the position of a Full Professor of Health Economics at the Department of Socioeconomics.

This Chair will be granted for a five-year period, and is both publicly and privately funded.

Research and teaching at the Department of Socioeconomics integrates knowledge across disciplines to investigate the interplay of social and economic dynamics and to address social, economic, demographic and environmental challenges to sustainable development.

The ideal candidates have an outstanding international reputation in high quality scholarship and conduct applied health economic research in areas such as the analysis of health care markets, the economic evaluation of health service organization and delivery, the financing of medical care, health disparities or the economics of (risky) health behaviors. They should have a proven track record of excellent teaching in health economics.

For details of the position, please see (PDF). Applications must be submitted by September 21st, 2014.