AcademyHealth, with support from the ABIM Foundation, is seeking a Trust Scholar in Residence to contribute to our project: Advancing Research on Trust.

Project Background

The project aims to highlight the importance of building trust for an effective health care system and to strengthen the evidence base on trust and trust-related issues in health care. We focus on trust at an organizational level and the role of health care organizations in building trust among leadership, staff, clinicians, patients, and the community. Broader issues of equity and misinformation are also explored throughout the project.

Key project activities include:

  • Fostering a research community to share strategies for addressing trust in health care through such activities as a newsletter, Research-in-Progress seminar series, and webinars;
  • Writing commentaries for submission to outlets that reach researchers, health system leaders, and funders;
  • Conducting video interviews with trust experts;
  • Developing a blog series with health system leaders; and
  • Hosting an informal networking event at the 2024 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) in Baltimore, MD

About the Opportunity

The project currently includes two Scholars in Residence to advise on the project’s direction and raise visibility of the trust agenda, and we are extending the opportunity to include a third scholar.


  • Mid-career researcher who has conducted studies on trust, including patient trust in clinicians and the health care system overall
  • Background and interest in exploring trust issues at a systems level, e.g., examining how health care organizations can build trust among leadership, staff, clinicians, patients, and communities
  • Focus on addressing issues of equity and health disparities for building trust in health care

Scope of work (February 2024 to October 2024)

  • Advise on project direction and raise visibility of the trust agenda
  • Participate in quarterly meetings with AcademyHealth
  • Develop at least one commentary/article to be submitted for publication to a peer review journal
  • Potentially participate in a networking event at the 2024 Annual Research Meeting (ARM) in Baltimore, MD
  • Other activities to be decided in coordination with AcademyHealth and the ABIM Foundation

Benefits and Compensation

  • Work on a prominent and emerging health policy issue with leaders in health services research, health care, and health policy
  • Contribute thought leadership to the national conversation on trust
  • Gain visibility through AcademyHealth and ABIM Foundation networks 
  • Shape the Advancing Research on Trust project
  • A stipend of $10,000 and free registration to the 2024 Annual Research Meeting (ARM)

To Apply

To apply for the Scholar in Residence, submit a brief statement of interest here by Wednesday, December 20, 2023. We will follow up with potential candidates in early to mid-January, 2024 and expect to identify the Scholar in Residence by the end of January, 2024.