Health Services Research Track
The Health Services Research Track is designed to train fellows in health services research including outcomes, implementation, and cost-effectiveness in chronic lung diseases (i.e. asthma, COPD, sleep apnea, lung cancer) and critical illness. The fellow will benefit from interactions with a wide range of research groups in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Public Health as well as other area universities. The fellow will identify a pulmonary mentor and a health services mentor to develop a novel project in epidemiology, population genetics, chronic disease management, health services, health disparities, behavioral sciences, or implementation and dissemination research. Co-mentors can be selected from the Department of Medicine, the VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Critical Care Medicine, or the Graduate School of Public Health including the Departments of Environmental and Occupational Health, Biostatistics, and Health Policy and Management. Scholarly work will be supplemented by course work and will include the opportunity for fellows to pursue a Masters in Clinical Science from the ICRE or a Masters in Health Policy from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. The fellow will be expected to participate in all relevant research conferences.