Faculty Position at the Gehr Center for Health Systems Science
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
The Gehr Family Center for Health Systems Science (http://gehrcenter.usc.edu/) at the Keck School of Medicine seeks an experienced health services research faculty member with at least five years of full-time faculty experience. Candidates should have a history of funding from a career development award program and/or have successfully obtained a federal research grant (R-series or equivalent). The ideal candidate would be at an Associate Professor level. We will consider candidates with an interest in either tenure- or non-tenure track positions.
The mission of the Gehr Center is to improve healthcare delivery in Los Angeles and nationwide through science, advocacy, and education. The Center’s “Mission and Vision” statement is available on the website, along with additional details of the Center’s work. The Center was founded in 2016 thanks to a philanthropic donation from Mr. Norbert Gehr, a grateful patient. Currently, the Gehr Center has three full-time faculty, three part-time faculty, a care delivery intern, and an administrator.
The team seeks another experienced faculty member to support research, education, communication, policy, and implementation work at the Center. We will consider health services researchers from a broad range of disciplines, including both clinician and non-clinician faculty. The ideal candidate will have an interest in advancing his/her projects as well as in mentoring junior members of the team. An affiliation with the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics (http://healthpolicy.usc.edu/) will be considered for candidates with interests in health policy or health economics.
Interested candidates should email their CV to Michael Hochman, MD, MPH, the Gehr Center director (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About USC Keck School of Medcine Gehr Family Center for Health Systems Science
To accelerate the adoption of high-value healthcare through science, advocacy, and education.
We strive to improve healthcare delivery in Los Angeles and nationwide through three central activities:
1) Delivery Science: We aim to bridge the gap between scientific best practices and “real-world” healthcare delivery through research. To do this, we collaborate with health syst...ems to implement best-practices in care delivery and evaluate these efforts using rigorous standards. Specifically, we are interested in working with health systems to determine how best to improve care quality, equity and efficiency.
2) Evidence Based Advocacy: We synthesize knowledge in healthcare delivery to translate research into action. To do this, we communicate about healthcare delivery to providers and other stakeholders. We also develop tools that will help healthcare systems improve their care models (e.g., developing evidence summaries, tool kits, scorecards and commentaries).
3) Education: We train healthcare providers and students interested in becoming clinical healthcare delivery leaders. We also aim to create a network of individuals who are interested in exchanging ideas about healthcare delivery within our community.
The following principles guide the focus of our scientific, advocacy and educational efforts:
• Promote improvements in the quality, equity and efficiency of healthcare delivery and the health of populations.
• Promote initiatives that will be sustainable in “real-world” settings.
• Decrease health disparities through care delivery improvements that are effective in the health safety net.
• Produce scientifically important findings offering generalizable lessons.
• Engage members of the Los Angeles community in care delivery improvements.
• Train the next generation of healthcare delivery thought leaders.