Program in Global Primary Care and Social Change Visiting Scholar Opportunity
The Program in Global Primary Care and Social Change (PGPCSC), part of the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care and the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, works through public and private partnerships to build sustainable, reliable primary healthcare systems that advance health. There is an increasing recognition of the need to fundamentally re-think traditional approaches to healthcare delivery and training. Key stakeholders are acknowledging the importance of returning to the Primary Healthcare (PHC) strategies of empowering front-line health workers and taking a holistic, social approach to health promotion, disease prevention and treatment. Information technology, artificial intelligence, and data science promise opportunity to develop more disruptive, tech-enabled, and team-based models of PHC - a key strategy for accelerating towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Central to these initiatives is the recognition that governments must continue to be empowered and capacitated to ensure equitable access, healthcare quality, and safety through strategic purchasing and regulation. Achieving UHC by 2030 will require ecosystems that enable unprecedented collaboration between the public and private sector, with the private sector playing a leading role in developing and scaling innovative PHC services, technologies and products.
The Program in Global Primary Care and Social Change is currently accepting visiting scholar candidates. Eligibility is open to candidates who are currently pursuing a graduate or doctoral degree, those who are currently in a clinical training program, and those who have finished degree/training programs. Applicants can be from the public, non-profit or private sector. Level of appointment at Harvard Medical School will be based on level of education. Appointments will be made for a minimum of three months and maximum of one year. Time on campus is typically required; however, given the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work is allowable and will be discussed prior to the appointment offer. Scholars will have the opportunity to select their own research topics based on their interest, however it must fall within the program scope:
- Inspiring and training future leaders in UHC and PHC and/or training the future PHC workforce.
- Developing new partnership models of engagement, including partnerships with private sector.
- Conducting research on how to scale innovative modes of primary healthcare delivery, inclusive of incorporation of technology, innovative care delivery models, use of community health workers, allied health workers.
Opportunities exist along the full spectrum of research and have included large database analyses, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, observational studies, and surveys. Scholars’ investigations have spanned a wide range of utilized skills and tools.
The Program also includes structured experiences to improve skills in public private partnerships and global health innovation. Each scholar is expected to design, conduct, and present research, and publish at least one academic manuscript in a peer-review journal. Additional publications in non-academic venues are also encouraged. Mentoring on the academic publishing process will be provided.
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Prospective Applicants: Key Dates
Length: Minimum of 3 months, maximum of one year.
Application deadline: Rolling
Candidate interviews: Rolling
Scholar start date: Rolling
We recommend applying at least three months before the desired start date to allow time for the application and onboarding process.
Each scholar is expected to design, conduct, and present research, and publish at least one academic manuscript in a peer-review journal. Additional publications in non-academic venues are also encouraged.
There is no stipend or financial support available for this opportunity. Selected scholars must demonstrate that they have a minimum level of funding for their self-support and must confirm that they have health insurance.
Primary Program Goals
- Inspiring and Training Future Leaders in UHC &PHC: Rethinking traditional approaches and empowering frontline health workers
- Convening and Creating Learning Collaborative and Community
- Developing New Partnership Models of Engagement
- Conducting Research on How to Scale Innovative Models of Care Delivery: More tech-enabled, team-based models of PHC
- Knowledge Generation: generating high quality publication on the four programmatic pillars
Apply Online at https://hms.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4H0geYiG1jvUtmd
Global Health Equity Research Fellowship
Applications are invited for a two-year Global Health Equity (GHE) postdoctoral research fellowship located in Rwanda. The Fellow will join the Harvard Medical School Global Health Research Core, directed by Professor Megan Murray, and will be based at a Partners In Health-supported site in Rwanda joining a multidisciplinary team of practitioners, program managers, policy makers, and researchers. The Fellow will conduct high quality research on health needs and program implementation and support a broader research capacity-building program and the mentoring of junior researchers in research methods and results dissemination. Requires a PhD (or equivalent) in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, global health, or a related field; strong quantitative skills, strong scientific writing and communication skills, and previous teaching experience. For details and application instructions, see the Global Health Equity Research Fellowship Announcement.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Integration Science
The Program in Global Noncommunicable Disease and Social Change at Harvard Medical School is offering a post-doctoral fellowship that focuses on evaluating the cost and impact of integrated service delivery strategies for severe noncommunicable diseases and injuries, such as type 1 diabetes and rheumatic heart disease, in highly constrained health systems. The post-doctoral fellow will join a dynamic team that is led by Dr. Gene Bukhman and joined by other faculty and program staff based at the country sites supported by Partners In Health in Malawi, Rwanda, Haiti, and Liberia. The position is based in Boston and requires significant travel. Qualifications: doctoral degree in public health with strong quantitative component, expertise in analysis of cost-related data, experience in epidemiological study design and analysis of health outcome data, knowledge of Stata software, prior field experience in a resource-limited setting, experience working on data management with in-country staff, familiarity with noncommunicable diseases as a subject area for implementation science. For details and application instructions, see the Post-doctoral Fellowship in Integration Science Announcement.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Tuberculosis Research
No funding is available; individuals are responsible for their own funding and health insurance. The fellow will function as a junior investigator under the supervision of a department faculty member, participating fully in research and related scholarly activities. The fellow will participate in ongoing research projects, help coordinate specific research initiatives, coordinate submissions for research ethics review, conduct data management and analysis, assist in writing grant proposals, and prepare manuscripts. To apply, send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org; enter "Pediatric TB Research Fellowship" in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship
Surgeons associated with Harvard teaching hospitals, in conjunction with Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), Partners In Health (PIH), and the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) at Harvard Medical School are addressing the need for a surgical role in global health through the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship. In this fellowship, dedicated surgeons and surgeons-in-training are able to obtain the medical and non-medical skills they need to improve the health of some of the world's most impoverished people.
For more information on the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship please visit the BCH Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery website. Any questions regarding the Fellowship should be directed to PGSSCBoston@gmail.com.
Dr. Mario Pagenel Global Mental Health Delivery Fellowship
The Dr. Mario Pagenel Fellowship in Global Mental Health Delivery provides an opportunity for career development in global mental health service delivery and research for post-graduate psychiatrists. Fellows develop expertise in the field while working in Haiti or Rwanda with Partners In Health (PIH) and in collaboration with the Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health and Social Medicine in the Blavatnik Institute.
The Fellowship is a one to two year placement with a PIH sister organization—Zanmi Lasante in Haiti, or Inshuti Mu Buzima in Rwanda. By building capacity through the mobilization, training, and professional development of in-country health care providers, PIH and HMS seek to support locally feasible and sustainable structures for mental health care and, over time, to establish generalizable models for systems of mental health service delivery. The Fellowship offers a combined focus on clinical care, training and education, research and advocacy.
While most of the Fellowship consists of service delivery work, there is a significant academic research component. The fellow develops an area of academic focus in global health related to mental health service delivery and selects an academic mentor with expertise in their area of interest. Fellows have the opportunity to develop and collaborate in mentored research and educational projects with experts in the HMS Department of Global Health and Social Medicine as well as having the option of participating in ongoing research efforts. Fellows will be eligible to attend a three-week intensive summer program in Global Health Delivery at Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Applications for the Dr. Mario Pagenel Global Health Fellowship in Haiti and Rwanda are accepted on a rolling basis.
Application Materials Required:
- A general application will be open to all those interested. On the application and cover letter, please specify your preferences of placement by indicating 1-2 sites you would be open to working with.
- A one-to-two-page document summarizing your experiences and interest in the Pagenel Fellowship. Please summarize why you are interested in the one or two sites indicated on your application and what skills and expertise make you best suited to serve there.
- CV with the names of two references and their contact information.
- All applications and questions can be emailed to the following address: email@example.com.
- Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
For more information about the fellowship, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Improving Mental Health in China
Psychiatrists from participating institutions in China are developing curriculum for training local mental health practitioners in implementation research through the program, Building Research Capacity to Improve Mental Health in China across the Lifespan. This program is supported by the NIH Fogarty International Center, 2012-2017.
Improving Mental Health in Indonesia
The goal of this program, Inter-University Partnerships for Strengthening Health Systems in Indonesia: Building New Capacity for Mental Health Care, is to develop “action research” linking university researchers with the public health system to build capacity for public mental health care in Indonesia. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - Indonesia sponsors this program.
Weekly seminar in medical ethics for health care and legal professionals. Offered by the Center for Bioethics (previously the Division of Medical Ethics). To learn about the fellowship program, visit the Fellowship in Bioethics page.
Resources for HMS Research Fellows are available at the HMS Office for Postdoctoral Fellows page.