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August 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018

Weill Cornell Medicine

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Healthcare Policy and Research
Postdoctoral Fellow

JOE ID Number: 2017-02_111459758
Date Posted: 01/04/2018
Date Inactive: 01/31/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: New York, New York, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Department of Healthcare Policy and Research at Weill Cornell Medicine, in New York City is recruiting for a postdoctoral fellow. The ideal candidate will be a quantitative researcher focused on health systems science and healthcare delivery. The successful applicant will have completed an MD or PhD in health services research, healthcare policy, or healthcare informatics.

The department has significant data resources including the New York City Clinical Data Research Network which includes clinical data from six New York City health systems (Columbia, Mount Sinai, Montefiore, New York Presbyterian, New York University and Weill Cornell Medicine) and 3 FQHCs resulting in a secure data repository consisting of clinical records for 7 million unique patients and 60 million encounters, public and private claims data, and social determinant data. In addition, we have Medicare data and Health Care Cost Institute data from major national insurers including Aetna, Humana, Kaiser and United Healthcare covering 50+ million individuals. Finally we host a state of the art computing environment, the Data Core, that serves as a secure platform for data analysis and includes extensive state and national data available for reuse.

The department has senior collaborators including the Department Chair, Rainu Kaushal, MD, who currently focuses on predictive modeling and new models of healthcare delivery, and Division Chief Lawrence Casalino, MD, PhD, who focuses on payment and organization of healthcare delivery. In addition, there are multiple outstanding faculty, postdoctoral and research staff collaborators in the department and across the institution.

Led by Dr. Rainu Kaushal, the department has a pioneer research team focusing on high need, high cost patients (HNHC). The candidate will be working on projects about identifying HNHC patients in Medicare, Medicaid, and commercially insured populations; incorporating individual- and community- level social determinants of health data to define HNHC patients; aligning and evaluating care models for HNHC patient groups; applying our HNHC patient framework to help hospitals, health systems, and insurers improve health care delivery. Our HNHC work has drawn much attention from multiple funding sources.

The department has close collaborations including Cornell University and Cornell Tech.

Weill Cornell Medical College is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application Instructions:
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest highlighting their research and teaching interests, practical experience and career goals in health informatics, a curriculum vita, and names of 3 professional references to:

Rainu Kaushal, MD, c/of Casey Savin