As of April 1, 2017, the Center for Outcomes Research at Houston Methodist Research Institute has entered into a partnership with the School of Public Health at Texas A&M University under the leadership of Dr. Bita Kash. An integral component of the strategic vision of Houston Methodist, The Center for Outcomes Research conducts research, develops research expertise, and provides national leadership that will lead to fundamental improvements in patient outcomes in the US and throughout the world. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked among the top academic institutions in the United States for safety, quality and innovative care. The Center draws support and direction from the rich clinical environment that characterizes Houston Methodist and engages research faculty from Texas A&M University in the fields of health services research, health economics, and health operations. The Center’s interdisciplinary research portfolio focuses on improving the outcomes for patients treated in acute-care settings and throughout the cycle of their care in the ambulatory environment. The improvements are achieved through changing clinical practice, supporting patient decision-making, evaluating innovative invasive therapeutic procedures, and promoting education in a non-patient-based environment for surgeons and other health professionals. The Center’s scientists and affiliated research faculty are committed to ensuring that their research discoveries are demonstrated to be actionable and effective in actual practice settings.
The Center for Outcomes Research is recruiting for an experienced outcomes researcher to lead and contribute to its interdisciplinary research portfolio that focuses on improving outcomes of patients a) innovating clinical practice; b) developing patient-centered research initiatives; c) studying methods for enhanced learning by health professionals; and d) evaluation of various initiatives and technologies focused on achieving population health targets. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in health disparities research, health policy, rural health, and access to care. This associate professor/full professor faculty position will function as an independent scientist and may be allocated space, resources, and other operational support within Houston Methodist Research Institute. Individuals in this position are expected to have their own extramural funding and publications portfolio. Evidence of external research funding, patented or licensed discoveries, extramural recognition, institutional service, collaborative and effective interactions with clinical and other faculty and staff are highly valued. The candidate will be eligible for an associate/full faculty appointment at the Institute for Academic Medicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute as well as Weill Cornell Medical College. The candidate will also be eligible to hold the Coneway Family Centennial Endowment in Quality and Outcomes Chair and is expected to assist the current center director with leadership responsibilities. This position provides outstanding opportunities for continued scientific development and for contributing to groundbreaking research with high translational impact. We are a collegial group with collaborations within Houston, Texas, and the United States. Our department’s research can be explored at https://www.houstonmethodist.org/for-health-professionals/department-programs/center-for-outcomes-research/.
Serves as the deputy director of the Center for Outcomes Research, increasingly assisting Dr. Kash with relevant leadership responsibilities
Develops and manages an independent grant portfolio
Develops and publishes in high impact journals
Administers funds provided by the specific grant(s).
Defines problems and possible solutions as dictated by the research project.
Assures that research aims, projects and deliverables are well aligned with the Coneway Family Centennial Endowed Chair goals
Establishes procedures to be applied for projects.
Designs, develops, or adapts equipment and methods used in experiments or research to obtain desired results.
Coordinates and provides technical direction to the work activities of research staff engaged in projects.
Performs and supervises those procedures which require a highly developed research skill.
Requirements: Ph.D. with experience or training in health services research, outcomes research, health policy, rural health, access to care, and/or health disparities research.
Experience in health services research (healthcare economics, health policy, health disparities)
Ability to effectively collaborate with clinical scientists in cancer, heart disease, surgery, and internal medicine
Track record of scientific achievement reflected by history of publications
Demonstrated experience working in a diverse environment and fostering positive relationships with a diverse faculty, staff, and physician scientists or commitment to do so
Mentorship of junior faculty and scientists who serve on project teams at the COR
Ability to work within multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional teams to produce grant proposals and manuscripts
Demonstrates effective communication skills
Maintains a positive and supportive attitude and demeanor
Professional handling of exposure to confidential/sensitive information
Internal Number: 46780
About Houston Methodist Research Institute
The Houston Methodist Research Institute was formed in 2004 with one mandate: to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments. The Research Institute, housed with Houston Methodist Hospital – a US News and World Reports Honor Roll hospital – has dedicated research space embedded throughout the campus, with a 440,000-square-foot dedicated research building that provides the technology and facilities needed to support all stages of research, product development, and clinical trials to benefit patients around the world. The Research Institute includes laboratory space to house over 1500 staff and trainees, 277 principal investigators, and more than 250 clinical trials. Over 20 core facilities enhance interdisciplinary research, including two Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facilities which provide capabilities to create clinical-grade radiopharmaceuticals, biological agents, nanoparticles and devices. The Institute houses preclinical GLP support, state-of-the-art imaging equipment for preclinical and clinical studies, and the Methodist Institute for Training, Innovation and Education (MITIE), a surgical simulation and procedural skills training facility.
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