Delivery Science Fellow or Delivery Science Informatics Fellow - Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Division of Research
Program Goals for Delivery Science Fellows
- Enhance skills (framing impactful research questions, applying robust research methods, grant writing, manuscript publication, and oral presentations) to help highly qualified researchers pursue successful research careers in delivery science.
- Address critical health care delivery problems in priority areas such as understanding and overcoming barriers to effective health care; addressing race/ethnic disparities in health care delivery; improving clinical quality, outcomes and cost; and effectively applying health information technology, clinical informatics and data science.
- Conduct research to help support advances in how medical care is delivered within Kaiser Permanente’s integrated care setting and the U.S. health care system overall.
- Be prepared to apply for positions in academic or health system settings upon completion of the fellowship program
The two-year, full-time program includes:
- Individualized scientific mentorship on at least two delivery science studies
- Weekly works-in-progress meetings with faculty and fellows
- Experience writing at least two first-authored publications based on Kaiser Permanente Division of Research projects
- Monthly seminar series on career and skill development topics
- Core competency training in Delivery Science methods, including journal club
- Option for emphasis in Clinical Informatics to support delivery science research which addresses uses of existing and emerging informatics tools
- The opportunity to take advanced coursework in relevant methodological areas at nearby University of California campuses.
- Clinician candidates without a Master’s degree or PhD have the option for a concurrent academic study program leading to an MPH from UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health (requires successful application with UC Berkeley)
- Fellows with clinical training have the potential for maintaining a modest amount of clinical activity (arranged on a case-by-case basis)
- Richard W. Grant, MD, MPH, Delivery Science Fellowship Program Director
- Julie A. Schmittdiel, PhD, Delivery Science Fellowship Program Associate Director
- Gabriel Escobar, MD, Clinical Informatics Core Faculty
- Vincent Liu, MD, MS, Clinical Informatics Core Faculty