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Chief, Division of Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation

Chief, Division of Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation
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 Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation (HDSI). The Division focuses on the systems science of healthcare delivery including designing, intervening, and evaluating clinical innovations. Examples of healthcare delivery innovations include discrete quality improvement/patient safety initiatives such as clinical decision support, improving care coordination, and improving population health through an accountable care organization. The new chief will have significant institutional resources to expand the Division.

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 introducing innovations, obtaining funding, publishing research results, (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. Training in quality improvement, health services research, operations research, engineering, health information technology, or a related field is desirable. We are particularly interested in individuals who conduct research related to health equity but are open to a wide range of fields.

The HDSI Division participates in departmental programs offering MS degrees in health policy and economics, biostatistics and data science, 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 March 31, 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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