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Health Services Research Center Director & Associate Director Cancer Health Policy and Care Delivery

Burlington, Vermont
To be determined
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Jun 19, 2022

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The University of Vermont (UVM) is recruiting a tenure-pathway health services researcher eligible for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank to lead the Center for Health Services Research in the Larner College of Medicine. Vermont has embarked upon a unique all-payer accountable care organization model spanning the state that facilitates remarkable opportunities for innovative health services research.

UVM health services researchers collaborate across multiple colleges and departments at UVM. We seek a Director to guide and grow our health services research program, and facilitate integration of the Center across disciplines, advancing excellence in research, education/training, and service. The faculty appointment for the new Director will reside in the College of Medicine department appropriate to the expertise and interests of the selected candidate. Candidates may have health services research interests that lie in implementation and dissemination science, comparative effectiveness research, health economics, policy analysis, and community-focused interventions to address health disparities and health equity. Applications from candidates with a research focus on cancer care delivery, cancer policy and cancer health equity are preferred, with opportunities to partner with, and assume a leadership Associate Director role, in the University of Vermont Cancer Center. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will work with the Vermont Department of Health on state initiatives and interface with state political leaders and organizations in the area of health policy.

Vermont and northern New England also offer unique opportunities to test highly innovative models of healthcare delivery in a rural setting. Current public health priorities in Vermont include child and adolescent preventive services, educational outcomes, care coordination, opiate addiction, cancer prevention, smoking, mental health, elder care, palliative care, obesity, chronic disease, and oral health. Resources supporting health services research within UVM include the Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Cores, the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program, the Vermont Complex Systems Center, the Center for Aging, the UVM Cancer Center, the Cardiovascular Institute, the Area Health Education Centers, the Office of Health Promotion Research, the Center for Rural Studies, the Northern New England Clinical and Translational Research Network, the Center for Rural Addiction, and growing initiatives in gerontology and palliative care. Other partners in health services research include the UVM Medical Center (UVMMC), the UVM Health Network, the Jeffords Institute for Quality at UVMMC, Vermont Blueprint for Health, the Vermont Department of Health, the Green Mountain Care Board, and OneCare Vermont.


1. Direct and grow the UVM Center for Health Services Research with focuses on innovative research, education/training, and community service.

2. Promoting a collaborative interdisciplinary health services research program focused on evaluating the impact of innovative healthcare delivery models, chronic disease prevention and management, organization and financing of health care, implementation and dissemination of novel health delivery paradigms, and integrated health information systems. Research methodologies for the Director may be primarily quantitative, qualitative or mixed-methods. Approaches that include community-based behavioral interventions to promote health equity are pertinent and desired.

3. For candidates with cancer focused research program, facilitate health services research in the areas of rural cancer disparities, survivorship, cancer prevention, cancer health equity, and cancer-related public health policy.

4. Facilitate collaborative health services data access to UVM Medical Center and Health Network electronic records data. Promote research utilizing state-wide Vermont health data resource that includes integration of clinical records with universal insurance claims, Vermont public health data, patient registries, and other available healthcare databases.

5. Education and training – engage, educate, and mentor faculty and student trainees in health services research at UVM and work to expand educational opportunities for Health Services Research across UVM.

6. Service – work with community stakeholders, state-wide organizations and governmental leaders in the area of health policy.


· Doctoral degree (MD, PhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) with strong experience in health services research.
· Experience in health services research that is nationally and internationally recognized.
· A strong record of scholarly peer-reviewed publications and extramural research funding in health services research or related fields that are consistent with appointment at Associate Professor or Professor rank.
· Evidence of success leading, coordinating, and facilitating interdisciplinary research teams.

The University of Vermont College of Medicine, founded in 1882, is the nation’s seventh oldest medical school and is widely recognized for innovations in education and research. UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, on the shores of Lake Champlain between the Adirondack and Green Mountains. Burlington is a vibrant community with year-round recreational opportunities and is frequently cited as one of the most livable cities in America.

The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service and research, scholarship or creative arts. Applicants are required to submit a separate statement of advancing diversity and inclusive excellence.

We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates are invited to apply online by submitting their CV, cover letter and statement of advancing diversity and inclusive excellence at: under Position No. 00024326. Questions about this position may be directed to:


Founded in 1822, The Larner College of Medicine is the seventh oldest medical school in the nation. In 2016, a gift from Class of 1942 graduate Dr. Robert Larner and his wife, Helen, strengthened the College's efforts to provide a medical education that is second to none. Initiatives included digitizing the curriculum, creating innovative classrooms to facilitate active learning, building an enhanced simulation center to help students learn clinical skills, and the recruitment of an endowed Professor of Medical Education to lead the Teaching Academy.

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