Postdoctoral position in health equity science

Location: United States
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Published: 1 month ago

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Postdoctoral Research Position in Health Equity Science and Health Policy at Stanford
The Health Equity Innovation Lab, led by Drs. Alyce S. Adams (https://profiles.stanford.edu/alyce-adams) and Tainayah Thomas (https://profiles.stanford.edu/tainayah-thomas), is seeking a postdoctoral scholar in health equity science. Postdoctoral scholars will work on grant-funded research projects in health policy that draw on one of two methodological areas: (1) Natural experiments or (2) Implementation science. The work will inform health policy decision-making at the local, state or federal level to reduce disparities in prevention and treatment outcomes for diabetes and cancer. These projects leverage big data analytics and qualitative and community engagement methodologies. Trainees with experience with these methods are welcome to apply regardless of discipline.

Our highly collaborative team is motivated by complex challenges facing the health system and policy leaders related to health equity. The lab aims to accelerate the path from research to impact through close collaboration with patient, caregiver, clinician and community partners at all stages of the research. We believe in individualized approaches to mentorship and tailoring training goals to meet individual needs. Leaning opportunities include:

  • Individualized scientific mentorship
  • Opportunity to work with real world clinical and administrative data sources.
  • Weekly works-in-progress meetings with faculty and other trainees and fellows
  • Experience writing at least one first-authored publication
  • Invitation to attend seminars on career and skill development topics

Drs. Adams and Thomas are also faculty in the DREAMS-CDTR (https://med.stanford.edu/dreams-cdtr.html ) and Adjunct Investigators at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research. Dr. Adams is also Associate Director of Cancer Health Equity at the Stanford Cancer Institute (https://impact.stanford.edu/).

We are committed to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in population health and health policy research. Postdoctoral scholars will have the opportunity to engaged in this efforts in the Department of Health Policy, the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, and at the Stanford Cancer Institute.

Required Qualifications:
  • Post-graduate degree (MD or PhD) and training in health services research, population health, or a related discipline
  • Background and preferably publications in chronic disease and/or care delivery
  • Record of distinguished scholarly achievement
Required Application Materials:
  1. Curriculum vitae;
  2. Cover letter describing research interests to be pursued during training. If you have experience successfully collaborating with community partners, please note this in your letter.
  3. Three letters of reference

 

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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