Training

The CHEAR Unit offers nationally recognized educational opportunities for residents and fellows interested in learning about and preparing for careers in health services and health policy research regarding children and families.

Through the CHEAR Unit, fellows and residents have opportunities to participate in multidisciplinary research studies relevant to current issues in child health. Linkages are in place with state agencies as well as with faculty from the Schools of Business, Law, Medicine, Public Health, Social Work, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Public Policy.

Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship:
The CHEAR Unit is unique nationally in having been awarded funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for over 10 years to provide two to three years for physicians and fellows to perform graduate studies toward a Master of Science degree in Health and Health Care Research, paired with superb hands-on research opportunities that each fellow designs with very active faculty mentorship and guidance. The master’s program was especially designed for clinicians learning in depth about health services research and health policy. Beyond the Master of Science degree, physicians and fellows may choose to enroll in additional courses focused on research design, methods, and analysis offered through the Institute for Social Research or the Department of Epidemiology Graduate Summer Session. Learn more.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship - Comparative Effectiveness & Child Health:
The Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Comparative Effectiveness and Child Health offers an opportunity for recent PhD graduates to obtain additional training and research experience. The fellowship is designed to provide training and research experience relevant to valuation of child health using decision science and economic evaluation approaches. This 1-2 year fellowship is designed for applicants with doctoral-level training in public health, health policy, public policy, decision sciences, management science, economics, or related fields. Learn more.

Under-Represented Minority Resident Elective in Pediatric Health Services Research:
The Division of General Pediatrics and the CHEAR Unit at the University of Michigan are pleased to sponsor an elective month in pediatric health services research. This elective is open to pediatrics and medicine-pediatrics residents from federally recognized under-represented minorities in their second or later years of housestaff training. The goal of this elective is to provide sufficient exposure to health services research concepts and research so that residents can determine if this is a field they wish to pursue. The program covers the costs of transportation to/from Ann Arbor and lodging during the elective. Past participants have gone on to fellowship and faculty positions at leading universities in the United States. Learn more.