Job board of the American Society for Clinical Investigation

Director, Center for Health Equity Research and Innovation: Beth Israel Lahey Health, Boston, Massachusetts

This is an exciting opportunity for a nationally recognized physician or health disparities researcher to build a major center for health equity research focused on general internal medicine and the complex issues of equity and disparities that take center stage nationally and internationally. In addition to the financial support provided by the Koplow-Tullis Chair, the inaugural Director will receive a generous start-up package to build the Center, including recruitment of additional faculty and staff. Additional resources will be provided commensurate with the candidate's interests in innovation, research and clinical programs.

The Opportunity

In collaboration with colleagues in the Department of Medicine and across BIDMC, BILH, and Harvard Medical School’s hospital affiliates, this Director will lead groundbreaking research and innovation initiatives focused on general medicine, including the fields of primary care and hospital medicine, epidemiology, population health, and implementation science. The Director will develop the Center to be a major force nationally in efforts to advance research in health disparities and solutions to improve health equity.

The Center is envisioned as a multidisciplinary research venture that builds on a strong body of existing work to investigate causes, previously unknown impacts, and novel solutions to health disparities that could impact immediate patient communities and inform policy changes to expand reach. Programs and activities in the Center will closely interact and synergize with the recently launched BIDMC Institutional Strategic Plan for Innovation, Research and Education (InSPIRE BIDMC) and with the BILH Diversity Equity and Inclusion team, particularly around health equity system goals and strategic priorities.

The Ideal Candidate

The inaugural Director will be a recognized thought leader in health equity and disparities and will demonstrate a track record of significant publications and extramural funding in a research area related to these areas. This leader will have a national standing in the field of health equity research, possess the attributes necessary to create and grow a successful research group, obtain extramural funding, and influence progress in this field. The Director will have a particular concern for the needs of the underrepresented, under-served and economically disadvantaged and shall have manifested considerable energy and creativity as a teacher/mentor. In addition, they shall have conducted and sponsored research that proved provocative in challenging convention and opening important new areas of inquiry.

The Organization

Beth Israel Lahey Health is a newly formed health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, and more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.  Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a high-profile Level 1 Trauma Center also known for its excellence in medical education.  BIDMC’s world-renowned research program consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding. The Division of General Medicine's Center for Health Equity Research will build on a legacy of caring for diverse populations and BIDMC’s position as a world-class academic medical center and leading research institution to make meaningful change. 

The Region

BIDMC is located in the Longwood Medical area of Boston, which is rich with internationally-renowned hospitals, colleges and biomedical research centers. In addition to being the location for BIDMC, it is home to Harvard Medical School as well as several Harvard-affiliated institutions. The Longwood Medical area has easy access to downtown Boston. Fenway Park and many pubs and restaurants are a convenient walk from the Longwood area.

Nominations are greatly appreciated and may be sent to:

Bernard Godley, MD, PhD, MBA, Lead Physician Executive
Anne Neubauer, Vice President
c/o Charlotte Tinsley, Consultant
AMN Healthcare, Leadership Solutions/Academics – Physician and Leadership Search

*BILH is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.