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Fellows Program in Implementation Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

The Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences (C4HDS) and the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School is accepting applications for the Fellows Program in Implementation Research. This one to two-year program will begin in the summer or fall of 2019 and is designed to help advanced clinical or research trainees develop and enhance their skills in implementation research with the long-term goal of establishing careers as independent investigators. This unique program is funded by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim and provides the opportunity for successful candidates to receive implementation research training, experience and exposure in both an academic and an industry setting.

The key components of the program are:

  • Didactic and experiential training in implementation research, health services research, epidemiology, biostatistics, and comparative effectiveness research. Fellows will participate in courses taught by the Center faculty, including those offered by Harvard Catalyst. For Fellows spending two years at the Center, this may include training towards a Master of Public Health (or an equivalent degree) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

  • A weekly meeting series consisting of journal clubs, behavioral science design sessions, updates about ongoing projects and methods sessions to develop new approaches for study conduct and results reporting.

  • Hands-on experience designing and conducting observational and experimental research projects focused on scalable interventions to engage patients and providers in healthcare; this will include mentorship in manuscript preparation and grant writing.

  • Frequent opportunities to interact and network with faculty, affiliates and other trainees at the Center.


To gain exposure to implementation research studies conducted in diverse settings and to the variety of investigators working in this field, Fellows will spend time at the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and the Health Economics and Outcomes Research group at Boehringer Ingelheim, headquartered in Connecticut. The specific schedule for each Fellow will be based upon the nature of their projects and other training obligations, including required coursework.

Fellows may participate in the program for one or two years. The program will provide salary, benefits, tuition (if applicable), as well as travel and accommodation costs for the periods of time that Fellows spend at Boehringer Ingelheim.

Highly-desirable candidates will have:

  • Advanced training in clinical medicine, pharmacy, psychology or another healthcare field or doctoral-level training in a methodologically-intensive research field such as health services research, health economics, epidemiology, or biostatistics.

  • Demonstrated an interest in implementation research.

  • Prior experience working with multidisciplinary teams.

  • Strong quantitative, analytical and writing skills.

All interested candidates should send a copy of their current Curriculum Vitae with a letter of intent to c4hds@bwh.harvard.edu.

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