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SNAC Research Faculty- Learning Health Systems

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Phoenix, AZ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost Downtown: College of Health Solutions


Phoenix, AZ

Open Date

Feb 22, 2024


Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions (CHS) is seeking a full-time, 12-month research faculty position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full research professor. We seek an enthusiastic and highly motivated scholar to contribute to our thriving program focused on improving healthcare through real-world data analysis, implementation science, and patient engagement. The ideal candidate will have a background or interest in learning health systems, particularly in addressing critical challenges facing healthcare disparities and health-related social needs.

Responsibilities for this position include conducting impactful research in the areas noted above and below, including submission of grant proposals and peer reviewed manuscripts. Collaboration with current faculty at ASU and CHS is highly encouraged to ensure success in these endeavors.

The Safety Net Advancement Center (SNAC) at Arizona State University (ASU) focuses upon interventions to improve equity and access for underserved populations; and determining how organizations that help underserved populations respond to payment reform and care delivery reform. SNAC works with health systems, community partners, and healthcare payers to develop and implement evidence-based approaches to improve access, equity, and population health. We are experts in healthcare finance and delivery, improvement science methods and techniques, and program evaluation. Our vision is to be a leading force in transforming Arizona healthcare into a continuous learning and improvement ecosystem, where knowledge seamlessly translates into better care and equitable outcomes for all.

The research faculty member will have the opportunity to contribute to multiple projects funded by PCORI, AHRQ, AHCCCS, SAMHSA, and more. They will also collaborate on future grant applications. Currently funded SNAC projects examine the impact of peer learning collaboratives and financial incentives on practice transformation and the impact of a central, digital registry for advance directives.

The College of Health Solutions resides on the Downtown Phoenix campus, a dynamic and growing campus surrounded by other ASU health programs and within the heart of the Phoenix Bioscience Core, a multi-institutional area of the city in which health-related research, education, and collaboration thrives. Our faculty have expertise in a diverse set of domains, including rehabilitation science, physical activity, cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging, bioinformatics, biostatistics, exercise physiology, and beyond.

At ASU and the College of Health Solutions, we work to maximize opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds, abilities and perspectives. We value and encourage inclusive excellence as outlined in our ASU Charter, and strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff and students — which we believe is critical to our success as a community. All individuals who can strengthen our academic community are encouraged to apply, and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

About the College of Health Solutions

The College of Health Solutions is committed to translating scientific health research and discovery into practice to improve health outcomes through education, research and service. Through teaching, academic programs, service and research, faculty at the College of Health Solutions address one or more of our three major areas of focus: 1) The systems of health care and the health needs of populations; 2) Health and human performance of individuals across the lifespan; 3) Personalized interventions through precision health. Across these areas, we work to address complex and difficult health problems that require transformative collaboration, translational research and innovation. We are particularly interested in making an impact on populations with significant health disparities.

Our research programs encompass basic science, discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science and measurement of health outcomes. In all cases, our faculty use interdisciplinary approaches to address the complex systems that underpin health problems. We are highly collaborative, transparent and team-oriented. Our innovative organizational structure includes translational teams that move science from labs into communities with evidence-based interventions that make a difference, as well as affinity networks where teams of people work together to improve methodologies and processes. All of our programs, in and out of the classroom, are designed with the goal of improving the health of people and communities.

About Arizona State University

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy, and broad access. U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU #1 in the U.S. for innovation for nine years in a row. ASU has been named a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education, a major milestone in its enterprise-wide commitment to increase the diversity of its student body. ASU is also part of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises the nation’s most elite research universities.

This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising multiple differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural, and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves 144,800 students across all campuses and on-line as of the Fall 2023 semester. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

For more information about ASU and the College of Health Solutions, visit http://about.asu.edu/ and https://chs.asu.edu.


Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate or terminal degree in a field relevant to public health, health policy, healthcare management, health services research, or a related field.
  • Evidence of a strong potential to obtain or evidence of a successful history of obtaining extramural funding commensurate with rank
  • Evidence of peer-reviewed publications
  • Demonstrated expertise in LHS research methodologies, including data analysis, quantitative and/or qualitative methods, rapid-learning cycles, and implementation science
  • Shows support of ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence as outlined in the ASU charter

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working with healthcare data and electronic health records
  • Familiarity with health policy, healthcare systems, and patient-centered care delivery models
  • Experience or familiarity with comparative effectiveness research and patient-centered outcome research
  • Experience in qualitative research methods
  • Knowledge of statistical software packages and data visualization techniques
  • Strong commitment to equity and diversity in research and education
  • Completion of a postdoctoral fellowship in a relevant area
  • Demonstrated ability to work, collaborate, and communicate effectively with diverse students, colleagues, community partners, and staff in a multicultural environment
  • Evidence of participation in translational, trans-disciplinary, and team science initiatives relevant to CHS research domains

Application Instructions

Application deadline is April 30, 2024. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

To apply, submit the following:

  • A letter of interest including the name of the position for which you are applying, your qualifications, and professional experience, and an example(s) of how your work has exemplified Arizona State University’s Charter and its values of Inclusive Excellence
  • Research statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three first author publications
  • Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number). References will not be contacted until the candidate progresses to the latter stages of the search process.

Informal inquiries and questions can be directed to Dr. William Riley at william.j.riley@asu.edu