Health Disparities & Equity Research Fellowship

Regenstrief Institute

The two-year Health Disparities and Equity Research (HDER) Fellowship provides early-stage investigators with the opportunity to conduct research focused on improving health equity and understanding the fundamental causes of health disparities. This mentored fellowship focuses on developing skill in advanced research methods to address health disparities within healthcare systems.

Fellows spend their time in mentored research and educational curriculum relevant to understanding both where and why inequalities exist and to improving healthcare for marginalized groups. Mentors of national stature provide guidance to fellows in rich and collaborative learning environments.

What You’ll Learn:

• Understand medical informatics research
• Extract, analyze and interpret information
• Develop productive careers in academic medicine and/or serving the VA
• Understand health services research
• Develop, carry out, analyze and publish results from a research project

Eligibility Requirements:

• Completed terminal degree (MD, PharmD, PsyD, PhD, DNS, EdD)
• Demonstrate special interest in health disparities and equity research
• International students are eligible to apply

David Haggstrom, M.D., MAS David Haggstrom, M.D., MAS

David Haggstrom, MD, MAS

Fellowship Co-Director

Dr. David Haggstrom focuses on cancer health services research. He is interested in the measurement and improvement of the quality of health care delivery across the cancer continuum. In addition to implementation science, his research interests specifically include personal health records and portals, clinical decision making, and cancer survivorship.

Brian Dixon Brian Dixon

Brian E. Dixon, PhD, MPA

Fellowship Co-Director

Dr. Brian Dixon’s research focuses on applying informatics methods and tools to improve population and public health. His work leverages clinical and administrative data in electronic health records to measure population health, better understand the determinants of health, examine information flow in the health system, and improve outcomes in individuals and populations.

Holly Martin Holly Martin

Holly Martin, MPH

HDER Program Manager

Holly Martin has coordinated and managed initiatives in Health Services Research at Regenstrief since 2016. Her research interests and expertise include program evaluation, data management, quality improvement, qualitative data analysis, and project management. Holly earned her Master of Public Health degree from Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in 2015.

Donna Burgett Donna Burgett

Donna Burgett

HDER Program Administrative Support

HSR Lead Center Coordinator, Donna helps to facilitate communication, provide resources, as well as monitor and report on program activity and scholarship. She is coordinating research education and training programs, she has a broad range of experience providing support to faculty members as well as activities within the William Tierney Center for Health Services Research at Regenstrief Institute.

How to Apply:

Candidates should submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two Letters of Reference, and
  • Personal Statement

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