2018 dssf fellows group photo with AcademyHealth staff
2018 DSSF Fellows and AcademyHealth DSSF staff at the 2019 Annual Research Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Overview


The need to develop experiential-learning opportunities in delivery system settings was expressed as a specific recommendation emerging from the HSR Summit on data and methods convened by AcademyHealth in 2009. The concept of a fellowship focused on delivery system science was also defined as a priority by the AcademyHealth HSR Learning Consortium (a forum for employers, educators, and student leaders interested in advancing training in HSR) in the Consortium’s 2011 strategic plan. AcademyHealth's strategic plan further emphasizes a commitment to advancing delivery system science.

The goal of the fellowship is to provide hands-on training and professional opportunities for highly qualified researchers with a background in health services research (HSR) or related fields to enhance analytic skills and ultimately increase the capacity of the HSR workforce.

The fellowship is guided by an advisory committee which provides strategic direction for the fellowship and plays a key role in selecting Fellows.

The fellowship is a full-time, year-long position that takes place on site. While level of support and benefits will be determined by individual host sites, the minimum level of support will reflect National Research Service Awards stipend guidelines.

Fellowship placements are slated to start in Fall 2020.

New: Read what our fellows are saying about their experience in the DSSF program.

Current Fellows


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Member, Researcher

Audrey Johnson, P.T., D.P.T.

Fellow - Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Health Research

Dr. Johnson graduated from the University of Kentucky Physical Therapy program with her Master's degree in 2007 and completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Kentucky. Read Bio

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Member, Researcher

Caroline Madrigal, Ph.D.

Fellow - Department of Veterans Affairs

Dr. Caroline Madrigal is a health services researcher who graduated with a Ph.D. in Nursing from The Pennsylvania State University. Read Bio

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Member, Researcher

Ray Van Cleve, M.S., Ph.D.

Fellow - Department of Veterans Affairs

Dr. Ray Van Cleve is a Fellow at the Department of Veterans Affairs, PRIME Center at the West Haven VA and Yale University. Read Bio

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Member, Researcher

Shira Winter, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N., F.N.P.-B.C.

HSR Fellow - VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Dr. Shira Winter is a Health Services Research and Development Fellow at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System in conjunction with the Stanford University School of Medicine. Read Bio

Current Application Cycle


The 2020 application cycle is closed.

To learn more, contact us a dssf@academyhealth.org

2020 Cohort Host Sites


 
  • Geisinger Health System: Danville, PA
  • Kaiser Permanente Northwest: Portland, OR and Southern Washington
  • MedStar Health Research Institute: Washington, D.C.
  • Montefiore Medical Center: Bronx, NY
  • University of Chicago Medicine: Chicago, IL
  • U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) and Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D): Various locations

Read the host site descriptions here

Publications


Resources


For additional information on the Fellowship, please click the following links below.