Center of Innovation on Long-term Services and Supports/Veterans Health Administration
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Academic / Research
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 250
The Center for Innovation in Long-Term Services & Supports (LTSS-COIN) at the Providence VA Medical Center invites applications for our postdoctoral fellowship in health services research that is offered in collaboration with the National Center on Homelessness among Veterans (NCHAV) and the VA Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA).
We seek candidates broadly interested in improving access, quality, and value of services for those who are experiencing housing insecurity. We also seek candidates interested in examining the intersection between aging and housing insecurity. This fellowship trains and develops the next generation of researchers, change agents, administrators and practitioners working to address this critical issue for some of our most vulnerable Veterans.
The 1-year fellowship program offers interdisciplinary scientific and career development training necessary to become independent research investigators. Fellows will benefit from a formal connection with NCHAV and operational partners, lead a project in coordination with NCHAV staff, and be on the cutting-edge of the latest research, policy and educational developments in Veteran homelessness supported by mentorship. Fellows will be part of a national cohort and will receive funded travel to meet in-person at the annual American Public Health Association Conference.
Fellows are expected to participate in didactic training, team-based research, and quality improvement experiences to meet their individualized career development goals. LTSS-COIN investigators hold joint appointments at Brown University and are internationally renowned for their work in health services research and policy, lending to a robust mentoring program to promote the career development of fellows. To learn more, visit https://www.va.gov/oaa/advancedfellowships/advanced-fellowships.asp.
PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in relevant health and social sciences
MD candidates must have:
Board eligibility (any specialty)
Completed clinical training prior to entering fellowship program
About Center of Innovation on Long-term Services and Supports/Veterans Health Administration
The Center of Innovation on Long-term Services and Supports (LTSS-COIN), a VA Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) funded center, located at the VA Providence Healthcare System, focuses on improving access, quality, and value of long-term services and supports through HSR&D. We collaborate with VA operational partners to perform large scale research and implementation projects. LTSS addresses health-related needs for Veterans who lack capacity for self-care. LTSS aims to maximize cognitive and physical function of older and disabled adults. LTSS needs change with time, health and social conditions, extend “long-term,” and are delivered in various settings. These settings include home and the community (e.g., home health, home-delivered meals, adult day care), assisted living and memory care communities, nursing centers, and hospice and palliative care providers (HPC).