Overview


Statistical information plays an important role in informing actions and policies to improve the health of individuals and communities. With this guiding principal, the National Center for Health Statistics and AcademyHealth developed the NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship Program.

The program is designed to encourage the use of NCHS data systems and programs by the health services research community in response to current health policy questions, and provide a basis for future health policy. 

Each year, the program recruits one (1) fellow (preferably a senior investigator at the associate professor level, tenured or non-tenured) from the field of health services and policy research to conduct research on-site at NCHS for up to twelve months using the NCHS restricted data files, especially taking advantage of the Center’s linked data files. The fellow will have unique access to restricted data file(s) (free-of-charge) through the NCHS Research Data Center (RDC), and potentially other Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (FSRDC), to enhance and improve their research. The duration of this appointment is approximately 12 months.

Who Should Apply?

The program is geared toward senior researchers with at least 5 years of post-doctorate research experience. Applicants must have a doctoral degree and a demonstrated record of research independence and accomplishments in health services research in disciplines such as public health, public administration, health care administration, sociology, health economics, health statistics, anthropology, and behavioral sciences, or clinical care, including medicine, nursing, dentistry, and pharmacology.

If you believe you meet these requirements, we encourage you to apply. We look at all components of the application in the review process.

2019 NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Scholar


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    Andrew D. Carlo, M.D.

    Acting Instructor/Senior Fellow - University of Washington School of Medicine

    Andrew D. Carlo, M.D. is a second-year fellow in the University of Washington's Geriatric Mental Health Servic... Read Bio

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