Geisinger, an integrated health system headquartered in Danville, Pennsylvania, invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Health Services Research (DEHSR). Appointment may be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor at Geisinger. Geisinger seeks a creative and visionary Chair who will work within the growing enterprise, including a new medical school, to align and leverage extensive research, education, and practice resources and expertise within the health system, its medical school, and the larger region.
The ideal candidate will have doctoral education with extensive experience in epidemiology and a record of success with securing extramural research funding from federal and non-federal agencies such as NIH, CDC, AHRQ and PCORI. Candidates should have strong methodologic skills, particularly in epidemiology, but also preferably in biostatistics, population health research, health services research or pragmatic clinical trials. In this way, the Chair will be able to guide, advise, and mentor a diverse faculty of researchers in extramurally-funded research across these various disciplines. The Chair will also be expected to develop new programs and relationships with the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, with a main campus in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Because of the administrative responsibilities, this position will have internal funding support.
Geisinger is an exciting and rich environment for research, education, and practice. Opportunities include extensive resources for research; education (including a developing MPH program); training (graduate medical education); Springboard Healthy Scranton, a novel effort in community health; and innovative approaches to precision medicine and precision population health.
Geisinger has unparalleled resources for research. These include a system-wide electronic health record, in place since 1996; system-wide biobanking; extensive genetic data (whole exome sequencing and genotype data); data warehousing and translational research; a stable regional population in over 45 counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey; and the Geisinger Health Plan, which allows the additional use of claims data for research. Geisinger’s research activities are currently organized in three primary departments, including DEHSR, and 12 centers, programs, and institutes, including those focused on environmental health, genomics/precision health, obesity, cancer, and autism. System-wide, research brought more than $50M in extramural funding in the current fiscal year.
Interested applicants should send a personal statement and curriculum vitae to DEHSR Search Committee c/o Grace Lowrygblowry@geisinger.edu. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.
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OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
HENRY HOOD CENTER FOR HEALTH RESEARCH (HHCHR), located on Geisinger Medical Center’s campus in Danville, Pa. was founded in 2003 and is a comprehensive enterprise that promotes traditional health services and clinical, epidemiologic and translational research.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family. Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. A mature electronic health record connects a comprehensive network of 13 hospital campuses, two research centers and nearly 1,600 Geisinger primary and specialty care physicians.Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Je...rsey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.