Faculty Investigator in Health Services Research
The Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research (IUCHSOR) <http://iuchsor.medicine.iu.edu/> and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research & Development Center for Health Information and Communication (VA CHIC) <http://www.chic.research.va.gov/> in Indianapolis, Indiana are seeking a health services researcher with expertise in the area of health information or health communication, with specific application to transforming health systems to optimize the health of patients. The ideal candidate will possess strong methodological skills, including experience assessing barriers and facilitators of successful translation, and experience developing experimental designs for implementation and observation of real-world experiments.
The CHIC is a VA Center of Innovation whose mission to improve Veterans' health care through innovative research on health information, technology, and communication. The center has two focused areas of partnered research. The first area is advancing the use of health information technology with tools that connect systems to people and optimize the flow of health information, to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health care. The second area is advancing how information is used and exchanged at the interpersonal level with Veterans, and between healthcare professionals. The CHIC has a broad base of funding of more than $6 million, including grants from the VA and the National Institutes of Health.
The Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research bridges health services research and health care delivery in health systems, including the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center <http://www.indianapolis.va.gov/>, to improve the delivery and outcomes of health care. Programmatic research areas include adult medicine, biomedical informatics and technology, health communication, cancer health services and analytics, pharmaco-epidemiology, population health, behavioral medicine, stroke, chronic pain, mental health, and implementation.
The program’s faculty members are appointed within the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center or Indiana University, and some are jointly appointed to both. The position includes an appointment to the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. <http://www.regenstrief.org/>, an independent research organization, which for over 45 years has supported scientific initiatives of the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research. Regenstrief Institute is an internationally recognized informatics and healthcare research organization, recognized for its role in improving quality of care, increasing efficiency of healthcare delivery, preventing medical errors, and enhancing patient safety. Regenstrief’s scientific community consists of 55 doctorate-level investigators trained in medicine, biomedical informatics, engineering, social and behavioral sciences, epidemiology, and biostatistics, housed in three collaborative centers (Health Services Research, Aging Research, and Biomedical Informatics). The Institute’s research is primarily funded through federal grants and contracts, totaled $40 million in FY15, and sustains partnerships with the VA, Indiana University Health, Eskenazi Health, the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, the Indiana University Center for Global Health, and Indiana University’s Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing.
The Department of Veteran Affairs and Indiana University are Equal Opportunity Employers.
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Position requirements are a MD or PhD degree in a relevant research discipline with demonstrated skills/experience in health services research, scientific publication, and grant writing. Appointment is open rank (assistant, associate, or senior investigator). Established investigators at the Associate Professor level or above, with a track record of publications, are preferred. Applicants from any relevant area are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to someone with a demonstrated ability to collaborate on multidisciplinary research teams and to lead an extramurally funded research program.
- Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.
Forward CV and letter of interest in confidence to:Michael Weiner, MD, MPH Director, Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research, and
VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication C/O Lori Losee, MA Assistant Director, Operations, Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research 1101 West 10th Street, 2nd floor Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-4800 firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone 317.274.9026; Fax 317.274.9304
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