VA Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research – Providence, Rhode Island
VA Providence Medical Center
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: COIN LTSS
The Center for Innovation in Long-Term Services & Supports (LTSS-COIN) at the Providence VA Medical Center invites applications for our postdoctoral fellowship in health services research. We seek candidates interested in improving access, quality, and value of long-term services and supports for older Veterans in a learning healthcare system.
The 2-year fellowship program, coordinated by AcademyHealth, offers fellows interdisciplinary scientific and career development training necessary to become independent research investigators in health services research. Fellows are expected to participate in didactic training, team-based research, and quality improvement experiences to meet their individualized career development goals. LTSS-COIN investigators hold joint appointments at Brown University and are internationally renowned for their work in health services research and policy lending to a robust mentoring program to promote the career development of our fellowship trainees. To learn more, visit https://tinyurl.com/mraczvnn .
VA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We recognize and value the power of a diverse community and strongly welcome applications from individuals with varied lived experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and backgrounds. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, protected Veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Cover letter/statement of interest (Indicate research interests and experience, fellowship goals, and proposed mentors.)
Two letters of recommendation
Applications received by January 1 will receive full consideration. After this date, we will accept applications on a rolling basis until the fellowships are filled. Please contact Ms. Archambault with any questions.
PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in relevant health and social sciences
MD candidates must have:
Board eligibility (any specialty)
Completed clinical training prior to entering fellowship program
As Veterans become more dependent, the Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) offers long-term services and support (LTSS) programs to keep Veterans in their environment for as long as possible. The LTSS COIN’s vision is to empower Veterans and the nation to overcome the challenges of aging, disability, or serious illness. Working in close collaboration with VA GEC, the LTSS COIN leads research programs involving multiple regional and national partners focused on improving the access, quality, and value of LTSS for Veterans. This work is accomplished by stimulating and developing research that enhances the implementation of programs to support the mission of VA's GEC Service in maximizing Veterans' social participation and quality of life in the least restrictive setting possible.
The Center’s primary mission is to develop research on measurement, implementation, and quality of VA long-term services and support that enhances access to and value of care delivered to vulnerable Veterans to improve the access, quality, and value of VA LTSS programs.
Research Focus Areas
Research at this Center focuses on:
Quality of Care in Nursing Homes and Home and Community Based S...ervices
High Risk Veteran Populations (Palliative Care, Dialysis, and Cognitive Impairment)
Policy and Economic Analysis of Long-Term Care Programs
Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Long-Term Care Community
Mental Health and Homelessness
End of Life Care
Discharge from Hospital to Community
HEDIS mediation dispensation