Family Support for Chronic Condition Care - Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
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Family Support for Chronic Condition Care

Application Deadline

Rolling

Expected Start Date

Flexible (prefer by 9/30/2021)

To apply please send the materials below to complexcaring@pitt.edu, attention Michele Nichols

  1. Cover letter including goals for fellowship and for post-fellowship career
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Two letters of reference
  4. Writing Sample: PDF of published academic manuscript, or another academic writing sample

We are seeking candidates for a Post-Doctoral or Clinical Research Fellowship based at the VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) and the Caring for Complex Chronic Conditions Research Program at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Fellows will conduct health services research designed to improve care for adults with complex chronic health conditions, including diabetes. Research will focus on optimizing the healthcare support roles of family and friends in adults’ social networks, and the role of social support in healthcare, including how healthcare providers can partner with support and community networks to better care for patients. Research will focus on underserved populations and is embedded in community-based and community-partnered principles.

Focus Areas include:

  • Optimizing the healthcare support roles of family and friends in adults’ social networks
  • The role of social support in healthcare, including how healthcare providers can partner with support and community networks to better care for patients

Qualifications

  • US Citizen
  • Doctorate in a discipline such as health services research, health psychology, social psychology, public health, social work, or health policy, or have a clinical degree (MD, RN, Pharmacy)
  • Relevant research experience
  • Demonstrated success in conducting/collaborating on scholarly research projects
  • Desire to become a VA health services research leader

Decription

The VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh is now accepting Post-Doctoral Fellowship applications from:

Fellows will conduct health services research designed to improve care for adults with complex chronic health conditions, including diabetes. Research will focus on optimizing the healthcare support roles of family and friends in adults’ social networks, and the role of social support in healthcare, including how healthcare providers can partner with support and community networks to better care for patients. Research will focus on underserved populations and is embedded in community-based and community-partnered principles. This is an exciting opportunity to study innovative ways to apply psychological, sociologic, and health behavior science to challenges in improving health and care for people with chronic health conditions. Research methods include intervention studies, survey studies, qualitative studies, and secondary data analyses.

Prior to the fellowship start date, applicants are expected to have earned a doctorate in a discipline such as health services research, health psychology, social psychology, public health, social work, or health policy, or have a clinical degree (MD, RN, Pharmacy) with relevant research experience.

Postdoctoral fellows are expected to collaborate on established projects and are also encouraged to lead projects with an emphasis on study design, intervention development, data analysis, and manuscript writing. Emphasis will be given to producing peer-reviewed publications taking advantage of available datasets from NIH and VA funded studies. Clinical focus is on adult health conditions.

Mentorship will be primarily provided by Dr. Ann-Marie Rosland, Director of the Complex Chronic Conditions Research Program, with further mentorship or collaboration with other VA or University of Pittsburgh faculty as appropriate. Start date for the fellowship is flexible, but must occur by September 30, 2020. Fellowships can be renewed for additional years. This is a federal government position; U.S. citizenship is required.

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