University Hospitals Health System and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Location: Cleveland , Ohio
Type: Full Time
College / University
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Search for the Director, Center for Health Services Research University Hospitals Health System and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
University Hospitals Health System (UH) and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) seek a highly accomplished and nationally and internationally recognized clinician scientist to serve as the inaugural Director for the UH & CWRU Center for Health Services Research, a newly formed research center that will organize and catalyze the growing portfolio of health services, health outcomes, population health, and implementation science research at University Hospitals Health System. The Center is the latest in a long-standing and successful partnership between UH and CWRU, and the Director will collaborate closely with the leaders of UH Academic and Clinical Affairs and the CWRU School of Medicine and Basic Science Departments.
UH has a cadre of funded scientists in a broad range of thematic areas and has seen significant growth in its sponsored portfolio since 2020. At present, UH has $82.5M in health services research (HSR) and UH HSR researchers currently collaborate across multiple units and disciplines. The Director will guide the integration of research activities into a center model with strong research, education/training, and community engagement. The Center will also house a portfolio of core services and supports required for health services research and will coordinate across UH and CWRU to organize further services and supports that will be needed. Over time, the Director will bring on deputies to support the mission of improving healthcare delivery in the Cleveland and Northeast Ohio and the Center will work to determine key performance indicators to make a measurable impact on health outcomes and health disparities in the community.
The Director will lead and develop a strategic direction for UH/CWRU Health Services Research and partner across UH and CWRU leadership to build the Center. UH HSR researchers have been engaging in research largely within their own departments and this new Center, and the Director will facilitate increased collaboration and coordination among researchers to increase funding and successful grant attainment. This person will build and maintain a talented team and associated infrastructure to support research with a focus on developing strong biostatistics and informatics cores. The Cleveland area has tremendous depth in healthcare research, and this Director will work to develop appropriate partnerships across the region including but not limited to partnerships with Metro Health, Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and city and county public health programs.
The successful candidate will bring evidence of leading, coordinating, and facilitating interdisciplinary research teams, be a clinician scientist (MD, MD/PhD, PhD), and will bring strong expertise in health services research. The Center Director will have appointments at UH and within the CWRU School of Medicine, in the appropriate department and with the appropriate rank based on the candidate’s research background. The candidate should bring expertise in nationally and internationally recognized health services research, along with a strong record of scholarly, peer-reviewed publications.
University Hospitals Health System and Case Western Reserve University have engaged executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in the search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (including CV and a cover letter) should be sent in confidence to: