Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Health Services and Population Health Research Fellowship

The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Fellowship in Pediatric Health Services and Population Health Research is hosted by the Division of Academic General Pediatrics and the Mary Ann & J. Milburn Smith Child Health Research, Outreach and Advocacy Center.

Matthew M. Davis, MD (senior vice president and chief of Community Health Transformation, division chief of Academic General Pediatrics and director of the Smith Child Health Research Program) serves as the fellowship director. Faculty members in AGP and Smith Child Health Research, Outreach and Advocacy Center are most likely to serve on fellows' mentorship teams, but all Lurie Children's faculty and potentially Northwestern University faculty may serve as members of fellows' mentoring teams. Each fellow will have a scholarly oversight committee (SOC; to include mentors and the fellowship director), and we will require meetings Q4 months of each fellow with her/his SOC.

 Education

Advanced Study

Physician fellows will work toward an advanced degree besides the MD, unless one has previously been obtained. The most likely advanced degree to pursue during the fellowship will be a master's degree in health services and outcomes research, offered at Northwestern University. Another possibility is a master’s in public health.

Expectations

Physician fellows will be expected to complete three types of projects during their fellowship years. One project will be a review (systematic, narrative or policy-focused), another project will be a qualitative methods project and a third project will be a quantitative methods project.

Areas of Focus

At the time of application to the fellowship program, applicants are asked to identify one or more areas of emphasis that correspond with institutional training strengths within Lurie Children's and in conjunction with Northwestern University:

  1. Children with medical and social complexity, connecting healthcare across multiple settings
  2. Developmental aspects of children’s wellness and illness, in clinical and community contexts
  3. Preventive aspects of health from early childhood through the lifecourse trajectory to adult health

 Clinical Experience

During fellowship, physician fellows will be active in the general pediatric clinical setting for one half-day per week in year 1 of fellowship, and two half-days per week in year 2 of fellowship. Fellows will also share on-call responsibilities with faculty in AGP.

 Requirements & Eligibility

Individuals who are board-certified or board-eligible in pediatrics and have completed their residency training from accredited U.S. residency programs are welcome to apply.

 Application Process

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis each year, beginning on Oct. 1 until available positions are filled for the following July 1. Each fellowship is expected to last two years. 

 

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Matt Davis, MD, MAPP

Matt Davis, MD, MAPP

Fellowship Program Director, Lurie Children's Hospital Fellowship in Pediatric Health Services and Population Health Research

Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care

MMDavis( at )luriechildrens.org

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Sarah Gioia

Academic and Clinical Coordinator; Fellowship Coordinator, Lurie Children's Hospital Fellowship in Pediatric Health Services and Population Health Research

Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care

SGioia( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-6844

More Information

 

Further program details, including the housestaff manual and a sample training contract, are available on the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University site.

Diversity & Inclusion

 

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks to attract inquisitive, motivated fellows and is committed to providing them with every opportunity for success. We encourage a diverse and inclusive work environment that allows each trainee to achieve their personal goals.

For more information on Northwestern’s commitment to diversity, please see the Northwestern McGaw Underrepresented Residents & Fellows Forum and Feinberg School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Graduate Research Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and training to help our fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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