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Health Services Research Faculty

Winston Salem, NC, United States
Job ID: 99764
Job Family: Faculty/Physicians
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Remote Opportunity: Yes
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 55811085045117-Public Health Sciences-Social Sciences

Overview

The Program in Health Services Research at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, the academic core of the 3rd largest non-profit healthcare system in the United States, is seeking an open-rank tenure-track faculty member to join our team of faculty in the Division of Public Health Sciences in Winston-Salem and Charlotte.

Anchored by our aim to improve healthcare access, quality, and value, we are searching for an ideal candidate with the following qualifications:

  • A Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in health services research, health economics, health policy or related fields. 
  • Track record of health service research, including publications in peer-reviewed journals and securing extramural funding that is commensurate with rank.
  • Quantitative skills with experience in application of econometric/statistical models and large claims and administrative data.
  • Proven ability to thrive in a diverse and inclusive academic medical setting.

Research Excellence: Conduct cutting-edge research in health ecoomics, health services research, health policy, or related fields. Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals and actively seek extramural funding opportunities to advance the field.

Data Utilization: Leverage access to large healthcare claims and administrative data to generate insights into healthcare interventions, policy, and cost-effectiveness. Apply quantitative skills and utilize econometric/statistical models to analyze and interpret complex healthcare data.

Collaboration: Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams of faculty within the Division of Public Health Sciences and across Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Embrace a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration to address complex healthcare challenges.

Teaching and Mentoring: Share your expertise and knowledge with learners and early-career researchers. Provide mentorship and guidance to foster the development of future healthcare researchers.

Extramural Funding: Seek and secure extramural funding to support research projects, ensuring resources are commensurate with your rank and research goals.

Health Equity Focus: Align research efforts with the aim of improving healthcare access, quality, and value. Champion health equity initiatives and contribute to transformative strategies that benefit diverse patient populations.

The Division of Public Health Sciences includes 75 faculty and 240 staff across four departments: Social Sciences and Health Policy; Implementation Science; Epidemiology and Prevention; Biostatistics and Data Science. With a diverse, extensive and highly successful research portfolio, the Division has consistently ranked in the top 10 of NIH funding for organizations of its type, with $37.4 million in extramural funding in 2022. While the current Program faculty are based within the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, the candidate can choose  Comprising a dedicated team of 25 faculty and 83 staff members, the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy aims to improve the human condition through the application of social sciences and public policy research to health and health care. 

Wake Forest University School of Medicine is home to nationally and internationally recognized research in Alzheimer’s Disease, Aging and Mobility, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Obesity, Cancer, Neurosciences, and Regenerative Medicine. There will be opportunities to collaborate with faculty across multiple disciplines and become members of one or more of our nationally recognized centers, including, among others: The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, Office of Cancer Health Equity, Center for Healthcare Innovation, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Center for Addiction Research, Center for Vaccines at the Extremes of Aging, Center on Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, etc.  Research excellence, coupled with a robust Informatics data infrastructure, clinically integrated implementation science efforts, and a firm commitment to the promotion of health equity, renders the Wake Forest University School of Medicine a rich environment for breakthroughs in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and improvements in quality of life.

Wake Forest University School of Medicine, located in Winston-Salem and Charlotte, serves as the academic core of Advocate Health and is among the top 50 research institutions in the United States. Advocate Health (AH) is a large, integrated healthcare delivery system that serves nearly 6 million patients annually and is the fifth largest nonprofit health system in the nation. The health organization is comprised of more than 1,000 care sites and 67 hospitals across 6 states spanning the Southeastern and Midwestern portions of the United States. Advocate Health employs nearly 150,000 team members across 67 hospitals and over 1,000 care locations and offers one of the nation’s largest graduate medical education programs with over 2,000 residents and fellows across more than 200 programs. Committed to equitable care for all, Advocate Health provides nearly $5 billion in annual community benefits.

The expertise, size, and scope of our highly integrated enterprise, research excellence, a robust informatics data infrastructure, clinically integrated health services research efforts, and a firm commitment to the promotion of health equity, renders the Wake Forest School of Medicine a rich environment for breakthroughs in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and improvements in quality of life.

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