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Open Rank Tenure Track/Tenured Faculty

The Center for State Health Policy (CSHP/Center), a unit of the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research (IFH/Institute) within Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), is recruiting two faculty members with demonstrated ability to develop and lead a program of research that addresses critical and timely health systems, population health, and policy challenges facing New Jersey, other states, and the nation. These positions offer a unique and exciting opportunity for candidates interested in achieving academic excellence by conducting high-impact, applied health services and state health policy research.
Since it was established in 1999 with core funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CSHP has become one of the nation’s premier research centers focused on critically important health policy issues facing states. With a team of four full-time multi-disciplinary faculty and 11 skilled research and support staff and a mission to inform, support, and stimulate sound and creative state health policy in New Jersey and around the nation, the Center has received over $100 million in extramural funding to support a rigorous, evidence-based research portfolio over the past two decades.
These are tenure-stream positions at an academic rank commensurate with accomplishments. The successful applicant(s) for this recruitment will hold a joint appointment in IFH and the Rutgers school/department that is most compatible with the faculty member’s line of scholarly inquiry. IFH will provide space and research support services and, as a core member of the Institute, the successful candidate(s) will be eligible for discretionary funding, pilot project support, and other resources to facilitate the advancement of their research portfolio.
The Center and its parent Institute provide a rich collaborative environment for conducting cutting edge social science research. Currently, IFH is home to diverse faculty and other researchers with expertise in health disparities and equity, population health, clinical sciences, pharmacoepidemiology, aging, bioethics and related fields.

We have two vacancies available and these positions will report to the Director of the Center for State Health Policy with appropriate reporting lines through the faculty member’s tenure-stream academic school/department. Candidates are sought who bring expertise in one or more areas relevant to health systems, population health, and policy research. Examples of areas of inquiry of particular interest to this recruitment include:
• Informing the development and implementation of payment and delivery system reforms intended to lead to more effective and efficient care for medically and socially complex patients, particularly those covered by Medicaid;
• Identifying causes and potential solutions to long-standing and emerging health disparities and inequities among racial/ethnic, gender, gender identity, family structure, and socioeconomic subgroups;
• Evaluating public policies intended to improve care for aging populations and individuals with disabilities, including those with mental health needs, substance use disorders, and long-term services and supports and those nearing the end of life;
• Informing strategies to improve population health and well-being by addressing social determinants of health, including housing, education, food security, and employment;
• Investigating policies to expand access to affordable health insurance coverage and improve the functioning of the system of public and private coverage programs and markets; and
• Examining impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and possible future emergencies on the health, economic, and overall wellbeing of at-risk populations and identifying strategies to mitigate adverse effects.

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