The Departments Healthcare Policy & Research and Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City is recruiting for a postdoctoral fellow. The ideal candidate will be a strong quantitative researcher with interest in pediatric research. The successful applicant will have completed an PhD in clinical informatics, epidemiology, or data science or an MD in Pediatrics, Neurology, or Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology. Specific interest or experience in epilepsy a plus.
Our research focuses on how analysis of large clinical and administrative datasets can answer core questions for children with epilepsy. Example areas of interests and sample projects follow.
Pediatric Epilepsy Learning Healthcare System. We are constructing a learning healthcare system for pediatric epilepsy in a consortium of 18 US medical centers. Multiple potential projects are available, including research related to comparative effectiveness research, quality measurement and improvement, surveillance and epidemiology, population health, visualization of complex data, and clinical pediatric informatics.
Rare Epilepsies in NYC (RENYC). Rare epilepsies are a devastating group of diseases that begin in childhood, and are often associated with profound neurologic, medical, and psychiatric disabilities. We have collected electronic physician notes from five academic medical centers in New York City to understand the essential epidemiology of this vulnerable and medically complex population (incidence, prevalence, mortality, comorbidity burden, and use of health services).
Health Services Research for Children with Epilepsy with Medicaid Insurance. We have a dataset of Medicaid insurance claims for all children with epilepsy in the US. We are conducting several projects using this dataset.
Dr. Grinspan is a federally funded national leader in pediatric epilepsy research with a track record of successful mentorship of graduate students, clinical trainees, and junior faculty. He is the PI for several multi-institutional awards, including grants from the CDC, PCORI, and the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation. His work brings together experts from multiple disciplines, including clinical epilepsy, emergency medicine, critical care, health services research, informatics, biostatistics, machine learning, engineering, and economics.
The Department of Healthcare Policy & Research is led by Dr. Rainu Kaushal, and has significant data resources in addition to the datasets in Dr. Grinspan’s work. These include the New York City Clinical Data Research Network which pulls clinical data from six New York City health systems (Columbia, Mount Sinai, Montefiore, New York Presbyterian, New York University, and Weill Cornell Medicine) and 3 FQHCs resulting in a secure data repository consisting of clinical records for 7 million unique patients and 60 million encounters, public and private claims data, and social determinant data. In addition, we have Medicare data and Health Care Cost Institute data from major national insurers including Aetna, Humana, Kaiser and United Healthcare covering 50+ million individuals. Finally, we host a state of the art computing environment, the Data Core, that serves as a secure platform for data analysis and includes extensive state and national data available for reuse. Weill Cornell Medical College is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest highlighting their research and teaching and/or clinical interests, practical experience and career goals, a curriculum vita, and names of 3 professional references to: