University of Pennsylvania
Grant #: T32 HL098054
Program Director: David A. Asch, MD, MBA, email@example.com
Co-Investigators: Lee Fleisher, MD, firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott D. Halpern, MD, PhD, email@example.com
Contact: Elliot Adler: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trainees Supported: Postdoctoral (3) each year for a two-year period, or Postdoctoral (6) at any one time. Trainees should be physicians from the fields of adult or pediatric medical or surgical critical care, emergency medicine, or anesthesiology.
Areas of Emphasis: health services research, health policy research, health economics, ethics
The overall goal of this program is to develop skilled investigators trained to conduct health services research and capable of academic careers as independent researchers improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and equity of critical care medicine. This program, a collaboration between Pennâ??s School of Medicine and its Wharton School, is developing future leaders in critical care medicine who can analyze clinical and economic outcomes, and inform policy approaches that improve quality and reduce costs in critical care.
Our program is designed for postdoctoral physician fellows with clinical experience in adult and pediatric critical care. Our definition of critical care encompasses care for adults and children with severe acute medical, post-surgical, or trauma-related problems who are treated in intensive care units, coronary care units or emergency departments. The program provides advanced training in epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics and other academic disciplines relevant to critical care health services research. We emphasize the direct application of these skills to research on policy-relevant issues in critical care outcomes, financing, delivery, and management, often in contexts that are collaborative and interdisciplinary. We include both short-term (in-hospital) and long-term (post-acute care) perspectives. Program participants gain the skills necessary to combine their clinical expertise with their research training in order to ask and answer important questions about how critical care is and ought to be organized, financed, managed, and delivered.
Trainees supported by this fellowship enroll in the Masters of Science in Health Policy Research (MSHP) degree programâ??offered by Pennâ??s School of Medicine and its Wharton School. Beyond the degree program, all students engage in a variety of other experiences that collectively aim to develop physician scientists working to improve care that currently accounts for nearly 1% of the nationâ??s gross domestic product.
Last updated: June 2014