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Director, Health Services Research Center

The University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
Closing date
Feb 10, 2023

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Translational Research
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The University of Vermont

Burlington, Vermont

The University of Vermont (UVM) seeks a highly accomplished tenure-pathway health services researcher to serve as Director of its Health Services Research Center in the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine (LCOM). The Director will join the College at an exciting time, as Vermont has implemented a statewide all-payer accountable care organization model, leading to remarkable opportunities for evaluation and further innovative health services research.

Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for Research, the next Director will harness the strengths of LCOM and the unique opportunity to test highly innovative models of healthcare delivery in rural settings across Vermont and northern New England. UVM health services researchers collaborate across multiple colleges and departments at LCOM and the university. The Director will lead and grow UVM Health Services Research, promoting a collaborative interdisciplinary program focused on evaluating the impact of innovative healthcare delivery models, chronic disease prevention and management, organization and financing of health care, integrated health information systems, and health policy or other health service domains. 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.  Integral to the role will be engagement, education, and mentoring of faculty and graduate and post-graduate trainees in health services research, and providing access to design, data management, and analytic consultation resources for collaborating investigators and trainees.

The successful candidate will bring evidence of success leading, coordinating, and facilitating interdisciplinary research teams, hold a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) and strong experience in health services research, and will be granted a faculty appointment in a department appropriate to expertise and interests. Demonstrated expertise in nationally and internationally recognized health services research is desired, along with a strong record of scholarly, peer-reviewed publications and extramural research funding consistent with appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level. Candidates with a research focus on cancer care delivery, cancer policy and cancer health equity, will have the opportunity to partner with, and assume a leadership role, in the University of Vermont Cancer Center.



A complete list of the desired qualifications and characteristics of the HSR Director can be found at the link below. Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, has been retained to assist in this search. Please direct all inquiries, nominations, referrals, or CVs with cover letters and diversity statements, electronically and in confidence to:

Pam Pezzoli, Partner

Iliana Gonzalez, Senior Associate

Diana Carmona, Associate

Melissa Barravecchio, Search Coordinator

Isaacson, Miller

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


The University is an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the UVM 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.

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