Statistical information plays an important role in informing actions and policies to improve the health of individuals and communities. With this guiding principal, the National Center for Health Statistics and AcademyHealth developed the NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship Program.

The program is designed to encourage the use of NCHS data systems and programs by the health services research community in response to current health policy questions, and provide a basis for future health policy. 

Each year, the program recruits one (1) fellow (preferably a senior investigator at the associate professor level, tenured or non-tenured) from the field of health services and policy research to conduct research on-site at NCHS for up to twelve months using the NCHS restricted data files, especially taking advantage of the Center’s linked data files. The duration of this appointment is approximately 12 months.

Who Should Apply?

The program is geared toward senior researchers with at least 5 years of post-doctorate research experience. Applicants must have a doctoral degree and a demonstrated record of research independence and accomplishments in health services research in disciplines such as public health, public administration, health care administration, sociology, health economics, health statistics, anthropology, and behavioral sciences, or clinical care, including medicine, nursing, dentistry, and pharmacology.

If you believe you meet these requirements, we encourage you to apply. We look at all components of the application in the review process.

The application cycle is now closed.

2019 NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Scholar

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    Andrew D. Carlo, M.D.

    Acting Instructor/Senior Fellow - University of Washington School of Medicine

    Andrew D. Carlo, M.D. is a second-year fellow in the University of Washington's Geriatric Mental Health Servic... Read Bio

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    2019 - 2022 Board of Advisors

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    Member, Researcher

    Becky Briesacher, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor - Northeastern University

    Becky Briesacher is an Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences at the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. Read Bio

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    Member, Researcher

    Leighton Ku, Ph.D, M.P.H.

    Professor - George Washington University

    Dr. Ku is a Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, and a Director in the Center for Health Policy Research at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. Read Bio

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    Member, Researcher

    Jill A. Marsteller, Ph.D., M.P.P.

    Associate Professor - Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

    Dr. Marsteller has been involved in health services research since 1993 and specializes in organizational behavior and theory. Read Bio

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    Ernest Moy, M.D., M.P.H.

    Medical Officer - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

    Ernest Moy, M.D., M.P.H., is a medical officer in the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).  Read Bio