Mentoring & Training

The Center for Health Policy and Outcomes currently offers one fellowship.

Healthcare Delivery and Outcomes Track

The mission of this track is to develop the next generation of leaders in the provision of high value oncology care, through training in health policy, healthcare delivery models and health services research methodology. Fellows will maintain three half-day clinics per week in their disease sites of choice, but will spend their research time in the Center for Health Policy and Outcomes. During the two-year training period, fellows will develop two major projects, one using a large database and the other involving a systematic review, survey, qualitative study or other secondary data analysis.

The fellows will collaborate with faculty and staff in the Center for Health Policy and Outcomes including data analysts and biostatisticians and will attend relevant conferences in the Center for Health Policy and Outcomes, the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and the Department of Healthcare Policy & Research at Weill Cornell Medicine.

In addition, all fellows will participate in a self-guided learning exercise to gain critical fundamental knowledge in the areas of health systems innovations, methodologies for large database analyses, and systematic review and meta-analysis methodologies. Fellows will partner with track-affiliated mentors to develop specific projects based on their area of interest; ongoing projects within the group focus on drug pricing, variations in care across physicians and hospitals, conflicts of interest, patient experiences of care, disparities in care delivery, and other issues. All second-year fellows are enrolled in a grant writing course and are encouraged to apply for extramural sources of funding.

Fellows in the Healthcare Delivery and Outcomes Track are expected to present abstracts at relevant national meetings in the areas of oncology and/or health services research during both years of the program and to publish two first-author peer-reviewed articles by the end of the training period.

2018 class: Emeline Aviki, Stephen Schleicher
2019 class: Angela Green