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Chief, Division of Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research

Chief, Division of Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research

Department of Population Health Sciences

Weill Cornell Medicine, New York City

The Department of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medical College invites applications for the position of Chief of the Division of Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research (CEOR). The Division currently has 8 full-time faculty consisting of PhDs and MDs, including health services and outcomes researchers, health economists, and clinical epidemiologists who have expertise in substance use disorder, infectious diseases, surgery, and interventional medicine. The new chief will have significant new institutional resources to further expand the Division to additional medical and surgical fields. 

The selected chief, who will be an accomplished academic researcher with exemplary leadership experience, will join the leadership team of a highly collaborative, rapidly growing department. Our faculty interact frequently across Weill Cornell Medicine, with colleagues at Cornell Tech and Cornell University (including Cornell’s newly launched School of Public Policy), and with New York Presbyterian Hospital (ranked 7th in the country by U.S. News & World Report) and its multi-hospital system.

The ideal candidate will have (1) a Ph.D. or an M.D. degree plus additional graduate training, (2) excellent communication skills, (3) expertise and experience conducting clinical research or research using real-world clinical and observational data that evaluates comparative effectiveness and/or clinical and societal outcomes, (4) a strong track record of independent funding, and (5) enthusiasm for mentoring junior faculty. Applications are welcome from physicians, including but not limited to primary care physicians, pediatricians, surgeons, and specialists. We are particularly interested in individuals who conduct cardiovascular or cancer-related health outcomes research but are open to a wide range of fields. 

The CEOR Division is the home of several multi-institutional centers including the NIH-supported Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV (CHERISH). The Division participates in departmental programs offering MS degrees in health policy and research, biostatistics and data science, and health informatics, and an executive MBA/MS program offered jointly by our department and the Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management. The Department is launching a Ph.D. program in Population Health Sciences.

The Department has significant data resources including the INSIGHT Clinical Data Research Network and extensive data from Medicare, Medicaid, and major national insurers.  We host a state-of-the-art computing environment, the Data Core, which serves as a secure platform for data analysis and includes state and national data available for reuse.

Interested applicants should submit, via email: (1) a cover letter; (2) a recent C.V.; and (3) the names and contact information of three references to Awista Hamid at  by April 30, 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Diversity is one of Weill Cornell Medicine’s core values and is essential to achieving excellence in patient care, research, and education. We welcome applications from candidates who share our commitment to fostering a culture of fairness, equity, and belonging. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

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