Katherine Levandoski

Research Fellow

Katherine Levandoski is a research assistant in the Patient Oriented Research on the Epidemiology of Skin Diseases (PORES) Unit in the Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and the Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her bachelor's degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from Yale University. She is a medical student at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is pursuing a year of research with the PORES Unit prior to completing her final year of medical school.

Anjali Kaimal

Associate Professor

Anjali Kaimal, MD, MAS is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Her research program is focused on the definition, design, execution, and dissemination of evidence-based, patient-centered interventions to improve the quality and effectiveness of obstetric care, particularly regarding mode of delivery and interventions during pregnancy including induction of labor, prenatal testing, and medications for management of medical complication

Mara Murray Horwitz

Research Fellow

Mara Murray Horwitz, MD, is a fellow in the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in General Medicine and Primary Care. She completed her internal medicine residency at Boston Medical Center, graduated from the University of California, San Francisco medical school, and studied biology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her prior research experiences include a post-bachelor fellowship at the University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, and a year of clinical research in rural Uganda through the Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Program.

Andres Cardenas Salazar

Research Fellow

Andres Cardenas, PhD, MPH, received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and biophysics, and his graduate degrees in biostatistics and public health, from Oregon State University. His research looks at environmental exposures in utero and epigenetic alterations along with their potential role in the developmental origins of health and disease. He is currently working with Marie-France Hivert and Emily Oken on research projects focused on epigenetics and environmental epidemiology. He is originally from Nicoya, Costa Rica.

Heather Hsu

Research Fellow

Dr. Hsu is a Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellow and Hospitalist at Boston Children's Hospital.  Dr. Hsu received her Master's degree in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency training in Pediatrics in the Boston Combined Residency Program at Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Dr.

Manjiree Karandikar

Research Fellow

Dr. Karandikar is a clinical fellow in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Boston Children’s Hospital, and a research fellow in the Center for Healthcare Research in Pediatrics (CHeRP). She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed her residency training in pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Prior to medical school, she received a Masters in BioScience from the Keck Graduate Institute, with an emphasis in Biopharmaceutical Drug Discovery and Development.

Melanie Kornides

Research Fellow

Melanie Kornides, Sc.D., is a postdoctoral research fellow working with Melissa Gilkey in the Center for Child Health Care Studies. Her research focuses on improving HPV vaccination coverage among adolescents. She graduated from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a Doctor of Science degree in epidemiology. Formerly a family nurse practitioner with a Master of Science degree from University of Michigan, she worked in primary care with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr.

Faculty Position Research Program in Chronic Disease and Obesity Prevention

Faculty Position

Research Program in Chronic Disease and Obesity Prevention

Department of Population Medicine
Harvard Medical School and
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

Instructor or Assistant or Associate Professor

The Department of Population Medicine seeks a faculty member to expand its portfolio of research on chronic disease and obesity prevention.  This faculty member will initiate and participate in collaborative research focused on weight-related or metabolic conditions such as obesity and diabetes. Areas of active investigation include: surveillance of trends in risk factors or disease; etiologic research into the underlying causes of chronic diseases at individual and population levels, with a particular focus on the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD); interventions to prevent or treat these chronic diseases; health services and policy research; and new methods for the application or evaluation of these approaches.

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following qualifications:

  • MD plus MPH (or comparable advanced degree), or doctorate in appropriate field (epidemiology, nutrition, behavioral or social sciences, health policy)
  • A record of high quality peer-reviewed publications
  • Ability to lead and work in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Interest and skills appropriate for writing grant proposals to multiple funding agencies
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Demonstrated capacity for obtaining research funding, program development, and leadership in research and teaching is desirable, but not required.  

Besides her/his principal research activities, the faculty member will also be expected to spend a portion of time participating in the broader missions of the department and medical school as follows:

  • Teach and mentor medical students, graduate students, and/or research fellows
  • Establish and maintain collegial and productive contacts with other researchers and educators in the university and within existing research partnerships
  • Contribute to departmental administration as a member of committees

The Department of Population Medicine (DPM) is jointly sponsored by Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and focuses on research and teaching related to improving population health and health care delivery. The department is multi-disciplinary, with a research and teaching portfolio spanning a range of clinical, educational, and health service areas. The DPM is home to a number of rich data resources and has numerous strong local and national connections that amplify the opportunities for and impact of its research. It has a longstanding collaborative

relationship with Atrius Health, eastern Massachusetts’ largest fully computerized multispecialty group practice. It participates in a number of national collaborative research networks, including the Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN). It is currently leading a consortium of 28 institutions in the FDA-funded Sentinel project and is part of the Coordinating Center for the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet).

Clinicians may include part-time practice in their activities. Joint appointment in a second Harvard Medical School department or at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health may be appropriate. 

Candidates should send their CV and statement of research interests by mail to:

Emily Oken MD, MPH

c/o Julie McGrath

Department of Population Medicine

Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
401 Park Drive, Suite 401E

Boston, MA  02215

Or by email to: opp_recruitment@hphc.org

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Assistant or Associate Professor in Health Services Research

Assistant or Associate Professor in Health Services Research

Harvard Medical School Department of Population Medicine at

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

&

The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health

 

Function:

We are seeking an experienced and entrepreneurial researcher to develop a robust Health Services Research unit as a collaboration between The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health (TFI) and the Harvard Medical School Department of Population Medicine (DPM) at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (HPHCI).  The research unit will focus on community health, public health, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) health, and/or health disparities.  The successful candidate will oversee the implementation of a collaborative research program, identify and apply for funding to support the research, and explore and develop research opportunities with other investigators at HPHCI and TFI.  Research questions may span the diversity of health services research, including topics such as consumer education; patient outcomes and effectiveness of care; health care quality and patient safety; patient-centered care; health care for minorities, children, elderly individuals, and other special populations; and health care access, utilization, cost, and financing.  The incumbent will incrementally establish and maintain external funding for his or her research agenda within a 3- to 5-year period.  Strengths of TFI and DPM include rich mentorship, a collegial work environment, close partnerships with multiple public health agencies (including CDC, FDA, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health) and delivery partners (including Fenway Health, Atrius Health, Cambridge Health Alliance, Partners Healthcare, and the Hospital Corporation of America), and opportunities to mentor trainees from across Harvard University.

Representative Duties:

  1. Develop a collaborative research program within HMS at DPM and TFI that is focused on community health, public health, LGBTQ health, and/or health disparities
  1. Develop a research portfolio that utilizes the unique populations, clinical care environments, and data sets available at TFI and DPM, including Fenway Health, uniform data system (UDS) data, Community Health Applied Research Network (CHARN), CFAR (Center for AIDS Research) Network of Integrated Clinical Systems (CNICS), Accelerating Data Value Across a National Community Health Center Network (ADVANCE), Optum Clinformatics, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care claims data, and electronic health record (EHR) data from Fenway Health, Atrius Health, Cambridge Health Alliance, and the Hospital Corporation of America
  1. Design and implement pilot research projects that leverage internal organizational resources to lay groundwork for externally-funded research
  1. Identify and obtain funding to support and sustain the Health Services Research unit 
  1. Communicate research findings and implications through peer-reviewed publications and other modalities
  1. Collaborate with stakeholders within both sponsoring organizations to translate research into policy and practice
  1. Participate in DPM and TFI faculty meetings and other routine departmental activities

Qualifications

  • Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., Sc.D., Dr.P.H., or equivalent doctoral degree required
  • Post-doctoral training in health services research preferred
  • 3 or more years of post-doctoral experience in the field of health service research
  • Demonstrated knowledge and capacity in minority health care, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender care
  • Track record of successful grant funding as a Principal or Co-Principal Investigator
  • Significant engagement in research publications
  • Management or supervisory experience preferred, ideally in a research setting

 

Interested applicants are encouraged to send a statement of interest and CV to Emily_Gardner@harvardpilgrim.org

Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Instructor or Assistant or Associate Professor of Population Medicine

The Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute seeks a faculty member for a full-time position as a junior or mid-level investigator working in the areas of comparative effectiveness and delivery science research.  Ideal candidates will have an MD degree, plus either an MPH or a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline. However, well-qualified non-physicians with relevant experience are also encouraged to apply.

 

The new faculty member will contribute to activities that aim to reshape the U.S. health care system to better meet population health needs. S/he will develop a portfolio of research, teaching, and policy development in the areas of comparative effectiveness and delivery science. The department has current activities in these domains related to public and private payers, health care delivery systems, and direct engagement of patients. Key research partners include Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a non-profit health plan covering more than 1 million members in four New England states; Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), a national network of 165 private community hospitals; and Atrius Health, an eastern Massachusetts multi-specialty group practice that cares for over 700,000 patients. Some of the Department’s current activities also bridge health system and community-based programs. The Department also has strong partnerships with state and national public health agencies, and leads multi-center research collaborations involving many of the nation’s largest health plans.

 

The incoming faculty member should have several years of experience in relevant research with a strong publication record; interest and skills appropriate for writing grant proposals to funding agencies; the ability to lead and work in multi-disciplinary teams; and the capacity to establish new areas of expertise for the Department and/or support areas of ongoing research.  

 

The Department is uniquely positioned to lead population-based research with joint support from a medical school and a large non-profit health plan.  It has a multidisciplinary faculty with a research portfolio that spans a range of clinical, epidemiologic, health systems, and policy research in content areas that include child health, obesity, pharmaceuticals, infectious diseases, and cancer, among others.   Besides his/her principal research activity, the faculty member will also participate in mentoring students, research fellows, and/or junior faculty, and contribute to teaching and the broader mission of the Department. 

 

The Department is an appointing department of Harvard Medical School, at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. The Department offers a supportive and collaborative environment, and actively encourages applications from women and minorities.  Please see our website, www.populationmedicine.org, for more information.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Candidates should send a CV and statement of research interests to:

Dennis Ross-Degnan, ScD

Associate Professor and Director of Research

Department of Population Medicine

Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
Landmark Center, 401 Park Drive, Suite 401 East

Boston, MA 02215

c/o Joyce_Cheatham@harvardpilgrim.org