Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The Los Angeles Area Health Services Research Training Program is supported by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ). The program is designed to provide training and experience to a select group of post-doctoral fellows in the field of health services research. Fellows, in turn, are expected to pursue a career in the field of health services research.

The post-doctoral training program is a collaboration between UCLA's Department of Health Policy and Management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health,  RAND Health, USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, and the Veterans Administration Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior. Post-doctoral fellows have the option of pursuing a Masters degree in the UCLA Department of Health Policy and Management. To be eligible to receive a post-doctoral award, the prospective candidate must have obtained a Ph.D., medical degree, or other professional doctoral degree. Awards will last two years. The fellowship provides a stipend, health insurance, and travel money for fellows to attend professional meetings and conferences.  If Post-doctoral fellows pursue a Masters degree in the UCLA Department of Health Policy and Management, most tuition and fees are covered during the fellowship.  Travel money is also available for fellows to attend professional meetings.

There are four components of the post-doctoral program:

Program Requirements

  • Training in health services research methods and policy analysis
  • Research experience through ongoing research projects at UCLA FSPH, RAND Health, USC Schaeffer Center for Health Economics, and/or VA COE.
  • Preparation of a research proposal
  • Preparation of at least one article for submission to a peer reviewed journal

Post-Doctoral Fellows will work with the program director to determine appropriate courses to audit through the duration of the program. Those pursuing a Masters degree must complete a total of 12 courses.

Upon arrival, fellows will align with an ongoing research project at UCLA FSPH, RAND Health, USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, and/or VA COE.  There are numerous ongoing projects in the health services research area. These fall into several areas, including:

  • Access/utilization among the underserved
  • Assessing quality, effectiveness, outcomes
  • Health behaviors
  • Delivery system innovations
  • Hospital and physician payment
  • Health care cost containment
  • Comparative effectiveness analysis
  • Private health insurance
  • International comparisons

For further information, please contact:

Yayoi Roth
Program Coordinator
Department of Health Policy and Management
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Box 951772
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772
Telephone (310) 983-1355
ysroth@ph.ucla.edu


ROLLING ADMISSIONS: We are accepting applications throughout the year.

How to apply:

1) Fill out the application form below

2) Submit all supporting documents to Anna Park at apark@ph.ucla.edu

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