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Research Opportunities

The vision of the MetroHealth Research Institute is to be the national leader in translating innovations and discoveries to improve the health and quality of life of the community, especially, vulnerable populations. 

Currently, MetroHealth has more than $100 million in active research grants. Most funding comes through federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense. Our research programs include MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute, Population Health Research Institute, and Emergency Care Research Institute.

Employees who come to work at The MetroHealth System are champions of our mission of “leading the way to healthier community through service, teaching, discovery and teamwork.” We have exceptional clinicians and researchers and are looking for more of them.

Faculty Positions

We invite applicants for a new faculty position on climate change and health. The new faculty member will engage in a combination of research, education, and community collaboration activities. Physician faculty may also devote up to 25% of their time on patient care.

The position is based at the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) at MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. The successful candidate will be invited to join one or more of the following PHRI Centers: The Center for Reducing Health Disparities; The Center for Health Care Research and Policy; and The Center for Clinical Informatics, Research, and Education.  

Required Qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD or MD degree (or equivalent) and a strong record of scholarly activity.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded research program in an area relevant to climate change and health. Examples of research programs include 1) studying the impact of particulate matter on respiratory events, 2) examining disparities in vulnerability to climate change, and 3) developing approaches to reduce the carbon footprint of health care.

There are many opportunities to collaborate with other health systems in the region (Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, VA Medical Center) and with schools and departments at Case Western Reserve University (e.g. physics, earth sciences, sociology, anthropology, epidemiology, nutrition, social work, and nursing). The new faculty member will also be able to advance and extend existing relationships with multiple clinical departments. 

The faculty member will devote a limited amount of time teaching and mentoring undergraduate students, graduate students, and/or medical trainees. The faculty member will co-direct a new graduate course on Climate Change and Health.

The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with community members and community organizations working on topics relevant to climate change.  

Clinical responsibilities will be based on candidate interests and MetroHealth’s clinical needs.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and C.V. to Ash Sehgal, MD at [email protected].

MetroHealth and Case Western Reserve University do not discriminate in recruitment, employment, or policy administration on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, color, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, or status as a disabled veteran or other protected veteran under U.S. federal law.

We invite outstanding individuals (PhDs, DrPH, MDs, or DOs) focused on cancer population health research to apply for a new faculty position in the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI). PHRI is working on initiatives that understand and promote population health in collaboration with payers, policymakers, health care institutions, The MetroHealth System operations, and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU).

PHRI’s vision is to lead the way to a healthy, thriving, equitable community and nation through actionable research, education and collaboration. PHRI consists of three Centers: The Center for Clinical Informatics, Research, and Education (CCIRE); the Center for Reducing Health Disparities (CRHD); and The Center for Health Care Research and Policy (CHRP). These 3 centers are supported by a Division of Biostatistics and Data Sciences, and are renowned for community engaged participatory research, statewide and regional policy relevant implementation science, clinical informatics research, and social context of care. We work closely with our Population Health Innovations Institute within The MetroHealth System where innovative approaches to improving population health can be deployed and evaluated.

We also work closely with the MetroHealth Cancer Center (MHCC) and the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.  The MetroHealth Cancer Center cares for over 1400 cancer cases annually, with at least 50% of patients coming from underserved populations. MHCC is committed to growing the cancer health services research program to reduce the cancer burden in the communities we serve. The NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (https://case.edu/cancer/) is based at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and affiliated with University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Cleveland Clinic. The research community is also supported by a multi-institution Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (https://case.edu/medicine/ctsc/). Cleveland is a dynamic and multicultural city with significant opportunities to expand research to address cancer.

Required Qualifications

Applicants should have a Ph.D., DrPH, M.D., D.O. degree or equivalent and a strong record of scholarly activity. A rank of Assistant professor or higher is preferred.  Academic rank will be determined based on record of experience.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have a track record of successful independently funded research, and will be expected to establish a strong program of high quality extramurally-funded population health research in cancer prevention and/or management. PHRI faculty members actively contribute to an environment that values diversity and nurtures collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Ample opportunities exist to benefit from new interdisciplinary collaborations across the MetroHealth System (MHS), CWRU and other health systems in the region. The new faculty will also have the opportunity to advance and extend existing relationships to multiple departments in the hospital and the University. Clinical responsibilities will be based on candidate interests and MHS clinical needs if the candidate has a clinical degree. Teaching opportunities can be discussed based on candidate interests.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, C.V. and three references to Julie Salmon at [email protected].

MetroHealth and Case Western Reserve University do not discriminate in recruitment, employment, or policy administration on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, color, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, or status as a disabled veteran or other protected veteran under U.S. federal law.