fellowship

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Comparative Effectiveness 

 

Objectives
The fellowship is designed to provide training and research experience relevant to valuation of child health using decision science and economic evaluation approaches. Established methods for conducting cost-effectiveness or comparative effectiveness studies in adult populations often require modification or novel approaches for application to pediatric populations. Ongoing research studies include health state valuation, preference assessment, cost-effectiveness analysis, comparative effectiveness, and conjoint analysis.

Post-doctoral fellows are expected to collaborate on established projects and are encouraged to conduct independent research relating to economic evaluation methods for valuing child health with an emphasis on study inception, manuscript writing, and applying for grants. Fellows are also encouraged to pursue research related to the development of new approaches for valuing child health interventions. CHEAR's resources and collaborative support enable post-doctoral fellows to build their own research programs.

Eligibility
This fellowship is designed for applicants with doctoral-level training in public health, health policy, public policy, decision sciences, management science, economics, or related fields. All requirements of the PhD or equivalent terminal degree must be completed before the post-doctoral research fellow appointment can begin. Fellows are selected on the basis of previous academic or professional achievements and demonstrated interest in the field of comparative effectiveness and child health research. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education.

Application Information
A complete application consists of the following:

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae – please define clearly your current status with respect to PhD.
  • A brief statement describing your goals and proposed research project for the fellowship (1,000 words or less).
  • One writing sample (e.g., report, unpublished manuscript, published paper, etc
  • 1-2 letters of reference

There is a rolling deadline in anticipation of a February 1, 2014 or September 1, 2014 start date. Please submit application materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Prosser, PhD
Associate Professor & Associate Director, Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit
Dept of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan Medical School
Dept of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Director, Program for Comparative Effectiveness and Child Health
Division of General Pediatrics
300 N. Ingalls St., Room 6A14
Phone: 734-232-1077, Fax: 734-764-2599
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Kara Lamarand, MPH  
Project Coordinator
Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit
Administrator, Program in Comparative Effectiveness and Child Health
Division of General Pediatrics
300 N. Ingalls St., Room 6A12
Phone: 734-647-7970, Fax: 734-764-2599
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