Faculty Investigator in Health Services Research




The Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research (IUCHSOR), Indiana University School of Medicine, and Regenstrief Institute, Inc. in Indianapolis, Indiana are recruiting physician-scientists and health services researchers with expertise in the areas of outcomes research, health information or health communication, with specific application to transforming health systems to optimize patient health. The ideal candidate will be a physician-scientist with strong methodological skills, including experience developing experimental designs for implementation and observation of real-world experiments, and assessing barriers and facilitators to translation of evidence-based practics. Successful candidates will help grow our health services research community and its programs by developing independent, externally funded research programs and participating in collaborative research initiatives. This position will hold joint appointments at Indiana University's School of Medicine and Regenstrief Institute.


The goal of IUCHSOR is to improve the outcomes of health care through innovative, high-impact, patient-centered research. To improve outcomes of health care and the clinical experience, IUCHSOR bridges health services research and health care delivery in health systems, such as Eskenazi Health, Indiana University Health, and the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center. Programmatic research areas include adult medicine, biomedical informatics and technology, human factors, health communication, cancer health services and analytics, population health, global health services research, behavioral medicine, stroke, chronic pain, mental health, and implementation science. 

Regenstrief Institute is an internationally recognized informatics and healthcare research organization. Established in 1969 as an independent, non-rofit research organization, it has supported scientific initiatives of the Indiana University School of Medicine and its affiliated health care systems for nearly 50 years. The Institute has played an integral role in improving quality of care, patient safety, and efficiency of healthcare delivery, in part by developing on the country's first comprehensive electronic medical records systems. Regenstrief’s vibrant scientific community continues to engage in innovative research across its three collaborative centers (Health Services Research, Aging Research, and Biomedical Informatics), with 60 doctorate-level investigators trained in medicine, biomedical informatics, engineering, social and behavioral sciences, epidemiology, and biostatistics. The Institute maintains a research portfolio with federal grants and contracts totaling more than $46 million in fiscal year 2018 due to its strong partnerships with the Veterans Health Administration, Indiana University Health, Eskenazi Health, the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Indiana University Center for Global Health, and Indiana University’s Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing. A dynamic intellectual environment combined with a robust research infrastructure make Regenstrief Institute a premier platform for academic scientists.

The Indiana University School of Medicine features an enriched atmosphere of collaborative and transdisciplinary research within and across over sixty departments and specialty divisions. It is the largest medical school in the U.S. and is annually ranked among the top medical schools in the nation by US News & World Report. The school offers high-quality medical education and access to leading medical research. With more than $300 million in external grants and awards for medical research from federal, state and private sources, IU School of Medicine oversees a comprehensive research enterprise that’s nationally recognized for its successes in many specialty areas, including cancer, genomic medicine, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, transplantation, alcoholism, bone and stem cell biology, and health outcomes research. 



Applicants must have a MD with demonstrated skills and experience in health services research, scientific publication, and grant writing. Candidates with a PhD in a relevant research discipline also will be considered. Appointment is open rank (assistant, associate, or senior investigator) although 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. Assistant Professor candidates must have a track record of peer reviewed publications and a funding history commensurate with their years of experience. Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated ability to lead an extramurally funded research program and collaborate on multidisciplinary research teams. 


Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.



The City of Indianapolis, known as the "Crossroads of America," is a thriving economic and cultural metropolis. The city and surrounding areas offer an exceptionally high quality of life including access to museums, cultural districts, excellent dining, professional sporting events, and historic sites. Indianapolis features A-rated schools in both its central urban areas (public and private), as well as in surrounding suburban neighborhoods. Several suburbs are regularly voted "best places to live in America" by various national news sources. Residents enjoy relatively low cost of living, attractive neighborhoods and green spaces, convenient commutes, access to a newly remodeled award-winning Indianapolis International Airport, and emerging eco-friendly transportation options such as downtown bike shares and an electric car rental program.


Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis hosts nearly 30,000 students and more than 7,000 full-time faculty and staff. Indiana's premier urban research university offers more than 350 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs from Indiana University and Purdue University in pursuit of its mission to advance the State of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.



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; Phone 317.274.9026; Fax 317.274.9304

Please reference "Faculty investigator search" in the subject line.


Indiana University and Regenstrief Institute, Inc. are Equal Opportunity Employers. 



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IU CHSOR | 1101 West Tenth Street, 2nd Floor | Campus Address: Regenstrief Building (RF2) | Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-4800 | Ph: 317.274.9026 | Fax: 317.274.9304