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The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) has an immediate opening for the Director of Research, reporting to the President and CEO. This position will be responsible for establishing and overseeing a quality assurance process for our research work, supporting our research infrastructure (e.g., access to IRBs, human subjects protection, data and software resources, online search engine resources, staff development, etc.), participating in project management, and serving as a technical resource for assistance on research design, data collection strategies, analysis and methodology questions for a variety of projects (accessing both internal and external resources as needed). In addition to these organization-wide roles, the successful candidate will be able to develop a portfolio of research in their own areas of interest.
The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) has an immediate opening for a health policy analyst. Responsibilities include identifying relevant information from a variety of sources (online, research literature, state and federal resources, trade association publications, etc.) and translating that information into concise, well-organized reports, charts, graphics and presentations suitable for a policy audience. Analysts are involved in all aspects of KHI’s work, including producing written products and facilitating discussions among a wide variety of stakeholders and decision-makers. Analysts are expected to develop collaborative relationships with state agency staff, members of the Legislature, faculty and staff of state universities, public health and medical professionals, and private sector associations.
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The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute is seeking a CHS faculty member with expertise in program planning and evaluation, evaluation research, and/or dissemination and implementation research. He/she would be expected to lead and develop a program in evaluation and evaluation research, with special emphasis in evaluation of obesity prevention and intervention initiatives and strategies.
For full information, please reference the full job description here.
The candidate's role will be to evaluate the Wisconsin Partnership Program's Obesity Prevention Initiative. This initiative is a signature component of the Partnership Program's new five-year plan and involved a multi-million dollar investment in obesity prevention, intervention, and research. He/she would be expected to lead and develop a program in evaluation and evaluation research, with special emphasis in evaluation of obesity prevention and intervention initiatives and strategies.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a minimum of 5-7 years of expertise in applied program planning and evaluation and evaluation research, including dissemination and implementation research, in one or more of the following fields: obesity prevention and intervention; public health; community-based participatory research; maternal and child health; health care quality improvement; substance abuse and mental health; school-based health; correctional health; or other related health-improvement areas. Candidates should have demonstrated experience and leadership skills required to expand a service-oriented program in program planning and evaluation, and demonstrated ability to balance clinical and applied activities with scholarship. Candidates must also have a history of extramural funding, including federal and foundation-sponsored grants programs. Candidates must meet criteria for appointment and promotion on the CHS track per UW School of Medicine and Public Health guidelines.
The candidate would lead the evaluation of the overall initiative and its core components:
(1) The Wisconsin Obesity Prevention Network;
(2) A pilot multi-setting community intervention study in two Wisconsin counties;
(3) A statewide childhood obesity surveillance system; and
(4) Outreach and community engagement activities that include state and local level public messaging and dissemination of evidence-based solutions to obesity.
Community/Clinical Practice: The candidate will also have a community/clinical practice, with an initial focus on leading the evaluation of the Wisconsin Partnership Program's Obesity Prevention Initiative.
UW Population Health Institute Evaluation Research Program Faculty Director: The candidate will devote effort to faculty leadership of the Evaluation Research Group of the UW Population Health Institute. The Evaluation Research Group conducts program evaluation and evaluation research in many areas of public and population health as noted above. The work of this group of professional evaluators uses a broad range of methods, from qualitative and descriptive techniques to complex experimental and quasi-experimental trials. As faculty director, the candidate will be expected to maintain and build collaborative partnerships with other University of Wisconsin researchers and evaluation sponsors, including the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the collaborative Center for Health Equity, the Wisconsin Partnership Program, and other UWSMPH departments and health sciences schools on campus. The candidate will also maintain and cultivate relationships with partners outside the UW, including community organizations, tribal governments and programs, representatives of the healthcare industry, and governmental organizations.
The successful candidate will further develop this successful and long-standing program, ensuring continued availability of high quality evaluation services, evaluation research, and dissemination and implementation research studies.
Teaching: He/she will contribute to the teaching program in the Department of Population Health Sciences and School of Medicine and Public Health, including courses and other modes of instruction for public health, graduate, and medical students, as well as health care professionals at the UW.
University and community service will be expected as appropriate.
Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
The ideal candidate will have experience and expertise conducting program evaluation and evaluation research studies, including population-based strategies intended to assess and improve the health of entire populations, including but not limited to the efforts of community based organizations, the health care system, the governmental public health system, education, business, and other sectors.
$85,000 minimum annual depending on qualifications. This is a renewable appointment.
Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #80316 to:
F. Javier Nieto, MD, PhD
Department of Population Health Sciences
610 Walnut Street
Madison, WI 53726