January 15, 2006
Postdoctoral Training in Health Services and Health Policy Research: University of California, Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Closing date: 15 January 2006
Deadline: January 15, 2006 (Fellowships begin August 2006)
Through funding from the National Research Service Award (NRSA) program, the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley offers advanced multidisciplinary training and education to outstanding economists, political scientists, sociologists, public policy and health professionals interested in health services research training. Training areas include health economics, financing of health services, public health policy, managed care, health workforce, and health insurance.
The goals of the training program are to:
- Equip scholars with the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience to conduct research that will meet the evolving needs of patients, providers, health care plans, purchasers, and/or policy-makers.
- Provide mentorship to help trainees select and conduct research topics in health services areas.
The program provides stipends and support for travel, as well as health insurance for the trainees. Awards allow selected trainees to gain one or more years of training and experience in applying research methods to the evaluation of health services. Trainees will have the opportunity to work with Richard M. Scheffler, PhD, Director of the NRSA Berkeley Program, Director of the Nicholas C. Petris Center on Health Care Markets & Consumer Welfare, and Distinguished Professor of Health Economics & Public Policy.
Trainee Eligibility Requirements: Postdoctoral and mid-career fellowships are open to those with health professional degrees (MD, DDS, etc.) and those with a PhD in a disciplinary field or degree from a professional school, including economics, sociology, political science, public health, and public policy. Those with clinical backgrounds should have completed residency training. Trainees are required to pursue their research training on a full-time basis, devoting at least 40 hours per week to the program. Within the 40 hours per week training period, research trainees who are also training as clinicians must devote their time to the proposed research training and must confine clinical duties to those that are an integral part of the research training experience.
Citizenship: To be appointed to a training position supported by a NRSA research training grant, an individual must be a citizen or non-citizen national of the United States or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence, i.e., possess a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551. Non-citizen national are generally persons born in outlying possessions of the United States (e.g., American Samoa). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.