Population health refers to the overall health of all individuals in a population and the distribution and determinants of health and health disparities within the population. UT Health San Antonio’s population catchment area comprises 38 mostly Hispanic South Texas counties, a region beset by high rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes, liver disease, cancer, teen pregnancy, maternal mortality, and disparities in access to care.
With funding from the UT System Collaborative on Population Health Innovation and Improvement and the Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH), UT Health San Antonio is creating a new 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in population health. Eligible applicants are individuals who have received a doctoral degree and who are pursuing additional research and training in order to have better skills to pursue a career in academia, research or any other field. The Population Health fellow will be based at the ReACH Center. He or she will take courses through the MPH or MS in Clinical Investigation – Translational Science programs (with an option to complete the degree) and will conduct 1-2 clinical, epidemiologic, health services research, biomedical informatics, or dissemination and implementation project(s) in population health priority areas such as those above under the direction of a research mentor who will provide advance training to prepare the fellow for a research career.
Potential applicants for this position include MDs who are graduating from residency in June 2018 or who have recently completed a clinical residency or fellowship, and PhDs, PharmDs or equivalent doctoral degree graduates who have recently completed their degree program and are seeking a post-doctoral fellowship. The fellowship will pay a stipend commensurate with the number of full years of relevant postdoctoral experience when hired. Relevant experience may include research experience (including industrial), teaching assistantship, internship, residency, clinical duties or other time spent in a health related field beyond that of the qualifying doctoral degree.
Interested applicants should provide a curriculum vitae (CV), letter of support, and a personal statement that includes information about your background, your interest in population health, potential population health research project ideas and your future career plans to Dr. Joel Tsevat (Tsevat@uthscsa.edu) via email. In addition to the required documents listed above all applicants have the option to provide a concept paragraph describing a potential research project as a part of their application.