Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research - Salt Lake City VA IDEAS Center

LOCATION: Salt Lake City, UT

CLOSING DATE: open until filled


JOB #: 18599

POSTED: April 8, 2022



The Informatics, Decision-Enhancement and Analytic Sciences (IDEAS) Center at the Salt Lake Veteran Affairs (VA) Medical Center is recruiting candidates for its Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research, BRITE-IDEAS. The interprofessional post-graduate 2-year program under the VA Office of Academic Affiliations is paid and full-time.

Program Description

The mission of BRITE-IDEAS is to develop future VA leaders in health services research and to support trainees to achieve independent research careers through mentorship, career development, and experiential learning that focuses on the core competencies of a Learning Healthcare System (LHS). Our vision is for a community of mentors, graduates, and trainees in HSR, with the research, leadership, and mentoring skills necessary to cultivate ongoing generations of VA scientists who constantly strive to improve the quality and delivery of care to our Veterans. The fellowship features a national curriculum for health services research in a LHS, individualized research project development resulting in scholarly products, outstanding mentoring by accomplished local investigators and leaders, and a strong track record of training new scientists. There are specialized tracks for Policy & Health Services Research, Implementation Research, and Informatics in the LHS.

Application Details

Clinical (e.g., physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers) and non-clinical associated health professionals (e.g., epidemiologists, data scientists, population health scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, health economists) with doctoral degrees or nearing the end of their doctoral training are eligible to apply. Master’s degrees are considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must be US citizens. For a full list of eligibility requirements or more information about the program, please contact We are currently recruiting to start July 2022. The priority deadline is May 1st. All others will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

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