Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research, Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research (CCDOR)

Nov 10,2023 | Consortium_staff Fellowships

The Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research (CCDOR), a VA Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D) Center of Innovation, is currently seeking candidates for the two-year CCDOR Health Services Research (CCDOR-HSR) postdoctoral fellowship. The CCDOR-HSR fellowship provides two years of training for eligible physicians, associated health or nursing professionals, and those with a PhD or equivalent in health services research, public health, the social sciences, statistics, bioscience, or related fields. Candidates interested in mental health, chronic pain and opioids, substance use disorder, health equity, implementation science, Learning Health Systems (LHS), and cancer prevention and screening may find CCDOR a particularly good fit, but other candidates are encouraged to apply.

Fellows spend approximately 75% of their time in research and education and 25% in clinical care (or health care system improvement activities for non-clinicians) at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. All fellows are paired with a Primary Research Mentor, selected from a talented cadre of CCDOR investigators, and an Operations Mentor. Operations Mentors are clinical or operational leaders who will help fellows address high priority research questions, navigate systems barriers to change, and ultimately conduct more impactful research. The curriculum emphasizes experiential mentored learning, embedded research, and formal methodologic training and is led by renowned University of Minnesota faculty. Fellows also have the option to complete a master’s degree.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter stating career interests and fellowship goals, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to Applications for PhD fellows are due December 15. MD applicants may submit applications at any time.

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