Outcomes Researcher / Health Economist

Cleveland, OH
Aug 23, 2016
Position Type

The Neurological Institute of the Cleveland Clinic is seeking to a recruit a junior or mid-career investigator to be part of the Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation. The Center has strong institutional support with the goals of improving health and reducing costs through a better understanding of outcomes and costs of care, tailoring of interventions based on individual patient characteristics and preferences, and the use of information technology to assist with providing individualized, patient-centered care. A particular focus is the development of models of clinically efficient care that optimize patient outcomes. The investigator will have a faculty appointment through the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Candidates should have a PhD with advanced training in health economics, cost-effectiveness research, implementation science, large database analysis, or outcomes research.  Proficiency in the analysis of cost data is required.  Experience with clinical patient-reported outcome measures is a plus.  Applicants interested in neurological diseases, rehabilitation medicine, or psychiatric diseases are particularly welcome. Qualifications include a track record of peer-reviewed publications and interest in working collaboratively to solve critical care delivery issues and improve health care outcomes.

This position is funded through direct institutional support. Investigators are expected to collaborate on internal and externally funded projects and participate in grant applications.  Investigators will work with a team of biostatisticians experienced in working with large clinically-derived datasets.  They will also have access to exceptional clinical data sources including the Cleveland Clinic Knowledge Program database, which contains 2 million patient visits with patient-reported outcome measures collected during routine clinical care and is currently accruing data at an additional 70,000 visits per month.  By combining functional status information with clinical data obtained at each patient encounter and costs of care data available in the system’s extensive financial databases, information about disease natural history and the effects of treatment can be assessed in a real?world setting in a highly efficient and cost?effective manner. The Cleveland Clinic Health System operates as continuous learning system that translates research into practice.