Case Western Reserve University Transdisciplinary Fellowship in Primary Care Research


Case Western Reserve University Transdisciplinary Fellowship in Primary Care Research


Calling clinicians and non-clinicians (e.g., social scientists, public health professionals, and others with doctoral degrees) to join a dynamic, interdisciplinary cohort of emerging leaders in primary care research. The program welcomes diversity in fellows’ backgrounds and interests, and provides flexible training to accommodate this diversity. This prestigious 2-3 year full-time fellowship through Case Western Reserve University is funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). See attached flyer.


Opportunities available to T32 Postdoctoral fellows

  • Mentored independent research project in one or more program priority areas
  • Transdisciplinary leadership and research development curriculum
  • Networking with other post-doctoral fellows and allied researchers from multiple institutions
  • Specialized formal curriculum
  • Methods-focused Journal Club attended by diverse multidisciplinary program faculty
  • Peer and faculty Works-in-Progress seminarsThe Program
  • The mission of the program is to develop leaders who seek to integrate a primary care framework to improve population and public health in the United States.
  • Priority areas are (1) Child Health and Policy; (2) Quality of Health and Healthcare; and (3) Health Equity. 
  • Under the guidance of faculty preceptors, fellows will explore topics in primary care research and its intersection with public health; develop expertise by mastering a content area; gain practical research experience; and train in research methodology. The program encourages fellows to develop and submit applications for independent funding; present research findings at regional and national research meetings; and publish in peer-reviewed journals. Applications accepted on a rolling basis for start dates in Spring-Summer 2018 and in 2019 

    Faculty mentors

    Clinicians and non-clinicians alike are invited to work with mentors from all tracks:

  • Clinical track: Lawrence Kleinman MD MPH (Fellowship Director), Center for Child Health and Policy (Pediatrics, CWRU School of Medicine and UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital); Sue Flocke PhD and Kurt Stange MD PhD,  Center for Community Health Integration (Family Medicine and Community Health, CWRU School of Medicine)  
  • Social Science track: Jill Korbin PhD, The Schubert Center for Child Studies (CWRU School of Arts & Sciences);  Elaine Borawski PhD, Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (CWRU School of Medicine and Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics):
  • Large data track: Claudia Coulton PhD, Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development (CWRU Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences) 


    US Citizens and permanent residents with MDs, PhDs or with other clinical or nonclinical doctoral degrees in areas such as social science or public health who seek to become leaders in the field of Primary Care Research.  We seek to recruit a diverse and synergistic cohort to engage in team learning and collaboration across priority areas.  Fellows receive 2-3 years of funding, with the potential to earn a Master’s degree for selected fellows.


    How to Apply:

    Submit a CV with cover letter and a 1-2 page Personal Statement including research interests, experience, and your goals for this fellowship. Please provide names & contact information (e-mail and phone) for three references. Letters of reference are optional. Send by email to the Center for Child Health and Policy at (tel: 216-844-0067; web:

    Applications accepted on a rolling basis for Spring-Summer (2018 and 2019) start dates