- Ryan Barbaro, MD
- April Inniss, MD, MSc
- Lauren O’Connell, MD
- Emily Whitfield, MD
- Nina Callens, PhD
- Sandra Garcia, PhD
- Sarah Reeves, PhD
The Fellowship Program in Pediatric Health Services Research is a two-year training program funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Offered by the Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Michigan, the program is structured to provide Fellows with rigorous health services research training, knowledge of issues of contemporary health services, and a specific research program to guide their future work.
The goal of the Fellowship Program is to produce physician-investigators who excel in health services research and will become leaders in academic medicine. To accomplish this, the program will:
- provide fellows with a sound academic background, research training, and socialization in health services and health services research;
- create opportunities for independent and collaborative multidisciplinary research;
- emphasize skills for grant proposal preparation, manuscript publication, and presentation of scientific data in local and national symposia
The Divison of General Pediatrics at the University of Michigan includes over 50 faculty members organized into four sections: primary care, adolescent medicine, child abuse/neglect and child psychology. The primary care faculty (36) are located at 10 single and multi-specialty clinical sites in the greater Ann Arbor area. This placement of faculty provides an ideal opportunity for their collaboration with clinically oriented research conducted by Fellows. Several division faculty have fellowship training and advanced degrees in public health or sociology and conduct research in many different areas.
The Division also houses the multidisciplinary Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit. The CHEAR Unit provides a mechanism and structure for the timely review and evaluation of local, state, and national children’s programs. Through the CHEAR Unit, Fellows will have opportunities to participate in multidisciplinary research studies relevant to current issues in child health policy. Linkages are in place with state agencies as well as with faculty from Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Social Work, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Business Law, and Public Policy.
The Division of General Pediatrics also contains a working laboratory of research support personnel and services. The research infrastructure includes Ph.D-level data and policy analysts, masters-trained research associates, programmer/analysts, and research assistants. Support services available through the Division of General Pediatrics include: literature searching, data collection, statistical analysis, and manuscript editing.
For additional information, please call 734-615-0616.