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Director, Child Health Clinical Outcomes Research: Medical College of Wisconsin and Children's Wisconsin

Director, Child Health Clinical Outcomes Research

Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) & Children’s Wisconsin (CW) are seeking a national leader in Child Health Clinical Outcomes Research.

This visionary scientific leader will collaborate for growth and enhancement of a robust pediatric clinical sciences and outcomes research portfolio.  Leveraging existing innovation, this leader will bring an ability to recruit to build on additional capabilities in the following fields: implementation science, patient-centered outcomes, data sciences, clinical trials, community-engaged research, and medical economics.  The scope will include medical, surgical, mental & behavioral health, and primary and community care. The appointment is anticipated at the Professor level.

The successful candidate will build/develop a program which boasts a competitive research portfolio with significant active extramural and private funding, associated quality impactful publications, and continued presence in national arenas related to pediatric disease. The qualifications and preferred experience for this role include:

  • MD, MD/PhD or equivalent degree
  • Independent extramurally funded research or recent history of strong funding portfolio in pediatric clinical outcomes research or related field
  • Significant experience leading clinical outcomes research, managing research, or research funding in academia and the healthcare industry, ideally in a multi-disciplinary and publicly visible environment
  • Successful mentorship of trainees, faculty, and other principal investigators

Children’s Research Institute (CRI)

The innovative CRI culture helps attract and retain the brightest minds to our organization.  Since its inception in 2003, CRI has grown to include more than 150 researchers spanning all diagnostic, medical, and surgical specialties. Together they form the largest concentration of 100% pediatric research in Wisconsin.  CRI provides infrastructure and financial support for pediatric researchers conducting child health research.  CRI’s academic partners include the MCW, UW-Milwaukee, and Marquette University. Children’s engages in several national research partnerships with other children’s hospitals including Children’s Oncology Group (COG), Pediatric Heart Network (PHN), Midwest Pediatric Surgical Consortium (MWPSC), Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Learning Consortium (PCPLC), Pediatric Surgical Oncology Research Collaborative (PSORC), and Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PeCARN). 

Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)

MCW is a private, health sciences university dedicated to leadership and excellence in academic medicine.  Bringing together the world’s top scientists and clinicians, inspired students, and invested communities, we are driven to solve the most complex challenges in health and society.  In 2022, MCW has approximately 1,540 students and more than 900 physicians in residency and fellowship training.  MCW is the largest private research institution in Wisconsin, is committed to multidisciplinary research, and supports several Centers and Institutes, including an NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Cancer Center, Cardiovascular Research Center, Center for Advancing Population Health, Center for International Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation, Immunology Center, Genomics and Precision Medicine Center, Neuroscience Center, Trauma Center, and the Kern Institute for Transformation of Medical Education.  

Children’s Wisconsin (CW) and Children’s Specialty Group (CSG)

CW is the state’s only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. Children’s provides a wide range of care and support — everything from routine care to lifesaving advances and treatment options, foster care and adoption services, child advocacy, and provides an insurance plan. Children’s and its joint venture with MCW – the Children’s Specialty Group - are the largest providers of pediatric healthcare in the state, serving the children and families of Wisconsin with the highest level of care through their American College of Surgeons Level I Children’s Surgery Verification Center, Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence, 72-bed Level IV NICU, Level IV Epilepsy Center, and a 72-bed PICU.


Milwaukee, the largest city in Wisconsin, is located on Lake Michigan’s western shore. A metropolitan area with more than 1.5 million people, Milwaukee is an affordable, comfortable place to live, work, and play, big enough to be exciting and uncongested enough to get around easily. Milwaukee’s many neighborhoods have incredible charm, accommodating a variety of lifestyles, from high-rise apartments to small farms. Nestled along a magnificent bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, Milwaukee’s downtown is home to botanical gardens, museums, a theater district, the world champion Milwaukee Bucks, the Milwaukee Brewers, and many fine restaurants. The lake and its harbors are skirted by scenic parklands and provide first-class opportunities for recreation, including hiking, cycling, boating, and more.

Procedure for Candidacy

To learn more and/or apply, please contact:  Kelli Cameron,

The Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Wisconsin are Equal Opportunity Employers.  We are committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, or military status.