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.
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
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.
- 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
- 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
- Design and implement pilot research projects that leverage internal organizational resources to lay groundwork for externally-funded research
- Identify and obtain funding to support and sustain the Health Services Research unit
- Communicate research findings and implications through peer-reviewed publications and other modalities
- Collaborate with stakeholders within both sponsoring organizations to translate research into policy and practice
- Participate in DPM and TFI faculty meetings and other routine departmental activities
- 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.