Associate/Full Professor (12 month tenure-track)
Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Healthcare Policy and Research
VCU’s Department of Healthcare Policy and Research (HCPR) invites applications for a tenure-track Associate/Full Professor position in health services research, health economics, or health policy. The Department is a vital and growing research intensive department in the School of Medicine with 9 full-time faculty members, research support staff, and a research oriented doctoral program. VCU boasts one of the country’s most comprehensive health sciences centers—the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, and Allied Health Professions, and the Massey Cancer Center, as part of the VCU Medical Center. The Department is ideally located in the state’s capital and close to Washington DC, providing excellent opportunities for interaction and research collaboration with state and federal policy makers.
Qualifications: Applicants must (1) possess a doctoral degree in economics, health services research, public policy, or related field and (2) have a strong research background with a funded research portfolio. The successful candidate will have strong quantitative and methodological expertise. Salary and start-up packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience.
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Cathy J. Bradley, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Healthcare Policy and Research
Virginia Commonwealth University
P.O. Box 980430
Richmond, VA 23298-0430
Position will remain open until filled.
Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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Deadline for nominations: April 5, 2013
The International Health Economics Association (iHEA) is pleased to invite nominations for The 21th Annual Kenneth J. Arrow Award in Health Economics for the Best Paper in Health Economics in 2012.
In order to be eligible, a paper must have been published in a peer-reviewed journal in English in 2012. Nominations should include a brief letter of nomination and a copy of the paper. Send nominations by email and with a PDF of the paper, to:
Edward C. Norton
Chair, Kenneth J. Arrow Award Committee
Department of Health Management and Policy and Department of Economics
University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 USA
Deadline for nominations is April 5, 2013.
The Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and the Keck School of Medicine at USC invite applications for a one or two year fellowship to conduct research in health policy and neuroscience. The Merkin Brain and Health Policy Innovation Program was established by a gift from Richard Merkin, Founder, President and CEO Heritage Provider Network
The program is the response to the need for greater synergy between advances in neuroscience and the devising of policies that improve life outcomes for children, adolescents and adults experiencing significant risk or adversity due to brain diseases. It is housed at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics. The Schaeffer Center was created in 2009 through a generous donation from Leonard and Pamela Schaeffer with the collaboration of the USC School of Pharmacy and the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. The aim of the center is to promote health, economic well-being, and value in health care delivery through rigorous research and innovative policy recommendations. Dr. Dana P. Goldman and Dr. Pat Levitt direct the program. Dr. Goldman is a professor of economics, holds the Leonard D. Schaeffer Director’s Chair, and is the director of the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics. Dr. Pat Levitt is Provost Professor of Neuroscience, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Eligible fellows will have a MD or Ph.D. degree, an existing faculty appointment and a record of and interest in scholarship in the areas of brain-related health economics and policy or neuroscience. The program supports fellows with research funding and trains them to play a more pivotal role in translating scientific discoveries into practical solutions. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Qualified individuals are requested to send a curriculum vitae, a one-page letter of interest in the position that includes a description of his/her research, and a list of the names and contact information for three individuals who will serve as references to:
Dr. Dana P. Goldman
Director, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics
Attention: Briana White
3335 South Figueroa Unit A
Los Angeles, CA 90089-7273
Subject: Merkin Fellowship Application
USC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer that actively seeks diversity in its workplace.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is seeking a faculty member to be a part of a growing team of health economists and health services researchers across the MSKCC academic campus. The Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center works to identify the causes of health and cancer disparities among underserved populations and to develop solutions to alleviate them. We use a multidisciplinary, community-engaged approach to understand and address disparities at the local, national, and global levels. We conduct research, provide services to people in need, and train others to recognize and address these issues. We are also working to develop a research infrastructure that enables and encourages the equitable participation of the underserved in clinical trials and other research activities.
Candidates at the Assistant and Associate levels will be considered based on the credentials and experience of the successful candidate. The prospective faculty member will have an interest in the area of quantitative analysis of health disparities interventions. A background and record of publication in health disparities, quantitative analysis, comparative effectiveness, cost effectiveness, or a related area, is highly desirable. Applicants can be specialists in any number of disciplines ranging from health services research to health economics, with a PhD or MD degree. Joint appointments with other departments can be structured based on the candidate’s needs and interests. For physicians wishing to continue patient care, joint appointments with clinical departments are possible. Prior research in cancer is not required.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is a large academic medical center on the Upper East Side of Manhattan at the nexus of several large research institutions including Weill Cornell Medical College, Rockefeller University and the New York Presbyterian Hospital network. MSKCC is an equal opportunity employer with excellent compensation and benefits packages. Please send electronic versions of a cover letter, a statement of current and future research interests, a Curriculum Vitae, one or two relevant publications, and the names and contact information of three individuals who can serve as references.
To inquire or apply, please contact the office of:
Dr. Lisa Diamond
Center for Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
300 East 66rd Street- 15th floor
New York, NY 10065
Program in Comparative Effectiveness and Child Health
Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit
Division of General Pediatrics
University of Michigan
The fellowship is designed to provide training and research experience relevant to valuation of child health using decision science and economic evaluation approaches. Established methods for conducting cost-effectiveness or comparative effectiveness studies in adult populations often require modification or novel approaches for application to pediatric populations. Ongoing research studies include health state valuation, preference assessment, cost-effectiveness analysis, comparative effectiveness, and conjoint analysis. Post-doctoral fellows are expected to collaborate on established projects and encouraged to conduct independent research relating to economic evaluation methods for valuing child health with an emphasis on study inception, manuscript writing, and applying for grants. The CHEAR Unit‘s resources and collaborative support are intended to enable the fellows to build their own research programs. http://www.chear.org/training/postdoctoral-fellowship.
The Program in Comparative Effectiveness and Child Health is located within the Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit and the Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Michigan. The CHEAR Unit is a multidisciplinary health services research unit focused on research topics in child health that has an active program for post-doctoral research fellows. This fellowship focuses on methods and applications of decision science and economic evaluation in the context of comparative effectiveness and child health. The University of Michigan has a vibrant health policy community and fellows are encouraged to take advantage of educational and research opportunities at the School of Public Health and the newly-formed Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation.
This fellowship is designed for applicants with doctoral-level training in public health, health policy, public policy, decision sciences, management science, economics, or related fields. All requirements of the PhD or equivalent terminal degree must be completed before the post-doctoral research fellow appointment can begin. Fellows are selected on the basis of previous academic or professional achievements and demonstrated commitment to the field of comparative effectiveness and child health research. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education.
A complete application consists of the following:
- An up-to-date curriculum vitae; this should include standard information such as education, positions held, relevant research experiences, awards, funding and a publication list if applicable. Please define clearly your current status with respect to PhD.
- A brief statement describing your goals and proposed research project for the Fellowship (1,000 words or less).
- One writing sample (e.g., report, unpublished manuscript, published paper, etc.) that demonstrates the applicant’s interest in comparative effectiveness.
- One letter of reference from a person who is familiar with your professional and academic qualifications to be sent directly to the Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship office electronically or by mail.
Please submit application materials by February 28, 2013 electronically to PEDS-PCECHFellow@med.umich.edu or by mail to:
Lisa Prosser PhD
Associate Professor & Director
Program on Comparative Effectiveness and Child Health
Dept of Pediatrics
University of Michigan Medical School
300 N. Ingalls St., Room 6A14
Ann Arbor, MI 48109