The Center for Health Policy and Health Services Research and the Department of Psychiatry at Henry Ford Health System (Detroit, MI) are jointly recruiting one post-doctoral fellow for a two-year fellowship to commence in the summer/fall of 2019. Aspiring independent researchers will be trained broadly in health systems/health services research with a focus on mental health and substance use disorders as well as suicide prevention. Areas of particular interest and training will be in clinical interventions, healthcare service delivery, implementation science, and health policy.
The fellow will work alongside a primary mentor, while also receiving high-quality training from other scientists within multiple formats. Our Center currently has over 25 NIH, FDA, CDC, and/or philanthropically funded grants in the areas of suicide prevention, prescription opioid use, opioid use disorder treatment, chronic pain management and treatment, SBIRT for alcohol use, tobacco cessation, adolescent alcohol use prevention, suicide etiology, natural language processing, and technology-driven assessment and intervention, among others. We are also core members of the NIMH-funded Mental Health Research Network (MHRN), the Health Systems Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network, and the Trans-America Consortium of the HCSRN for the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program. MHRN is a consortium of 13 health systems, serving over 15 million patients using a common data system, which facilitates rigorous and reproducible multi-site studies.
In addition to one-on-one mentoring in the fellow’s area of interest, they will also receive training in grant writing, manuscript development, health systems research methods (e.g., case-control designs, multi-site trials, dissemination and implementation), quantitative and qualitative methods, ethics, professional/career development, and conducting clinical trials. Teaching opportunities will also be available, as will clinical experiences for those seeking licensure.
Competitive applicants will have extensive research backgrounds; previous grant writing is not required, but highly attractive, while excellent writing skills are imperative. Experience in health care settings and quantitative methods are preferred. The fellow will have access to funds to conduct their own research, as well as attend scientific meetings and other professional development opportunities. Salaries and benefits will be commensurate with NIH’s NRSA stipend levels. Applicants should have a PhD, MD, or other doctoral degree in behavioral or social science (e.g., psychology, social work, public health).