The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health (HDPFH) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health is seeking a qualified candidate to contribute to the ongoing research and development of a health systems strengthening project in Ghana. HDPFH is comprised of an interdisciplinary faculty whose work focuses on domestic and global issues related to health systems, community-based health care, sexual/reproductive, adolescent, child, family, and refugee health. The successful candidate will be based in HDPFH, with a primary appointment to the Advancing Research for Community Health Services (ARCHeS) program.
The candidate will provide leadership on a research system development process, train local staff in health systems research, and collaborate with Mailman School faculty and external partners.
Provide technical support and scientific leadership for the design of intervention studies for improving the accessibility of primary health care services with Ghanaian partners.
Lead experimental or implementation research on the determinants of reproductive health, fertility, and child health or population- based studies of childhood survival.
Mentor collaborating faculty, scientific staff, and students through research partnerships, workshops, and other activities that build capacity to develop and use evidence to guide policy and action.
Contribute to graduate level teaching on topics such as international policy, program evaluation, health systems strengthening, implementation science, or demography.
40% travel to Ghana and other countries to work with local and international partners, contribute to capacity-building activities, coordinate workshops and seminars, and supervise research activities.