VA Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research and Development

Nov 9,2017 | Consortium_staff Fellowships

Rolling start date
Location: Pittsburgh or Philadelphia, PA

The Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) invites applications for a two-year program with advanced interprofessional training in health services research, implementation science, and health system quality improvement. The focus areas for this fellowship are:

  • Improving the quality and equity of health and health care for vulnerable populations;
  • Improving the effectiveness, safety, and value of medications and other clinical therapeutics (primarily Pittsburgh site);
  • Applying behavioral economics to improve health and health care (primarily Philadelphia site).

CHERP is a two-site VA Center of Innovation, with offices in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Both sites have multiple formal and informal opportunities for fellows to obtain competencies in research focused on quality and equity of health and health care, but training specific to clinical therapeutics will be primarily based in Pittsburgh and training in behavioral economics will be primarily based in Philadelphia. Applicants pursuing these focus areas will be given priority although outstanding fellows with other interests will also be considered.

This fellowship offers rolling start dates.


Applicants must be a U.S. citizen with an MD, PhD, or other equivalent doctoral degree. Physicians, nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists, PhD clinicians and non-clinicians are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have experience in health services research, success in conducting scholarly research projects, and a desire to become a health services research leader.


Applicants should send a CV, a letter detailing their proposed training and research program, and three letters of reference to

For more information, visit the fellowship webpage.