Career Opportunities

The Center for Healthcare Research in Pediatrics (CHeRP) in the Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, is seeking a faculty member in pediatric health services research for a full-time position as Instructor, Assistant, or Associate Professor.


CHeRP is a vibrant, multidisciplinary group whose mission is to conduct research that enhances health care decision-making by patients, families, clinicians, and policymakers, and improves the quality of pediatric care in healthcare delivery systems. Areas of ongoing investigation include precision medicine; health care quality and safety, particularly around vaccines and maternal and pediatric health; decision making and cost-effectiveness analysis; asthma; and health policy evaluations.  Center faculty are part of an innovative fellowship training program in pediatric health services research, which contributes to a stimulating research environment. CHeRP also has close ties to Boston Children's Hospital, one of the nation's premier institutions in pediatric research and teaching.  We are dedicated to the goal of fostering a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.


The Center comprises 4 full time faculty members and 1 research scientist, as well as affiliated faculty, pre- and post-doctoral fellows and research staff. The incoming faculty member will initiate and participate in collaborative research focused on pediatric health.  The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:


  • MD plus MPH (or comparable advanced degree)
  • A record of high quality peer-reviewed publications
  • Ability to lead and work in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated capacity for obtaining research funding


Clinicians may include part-time practice in their activities.  Joint appointment in second Harvard Medical School departments or at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health may be appropriate.


Candidates should send a CV and statement of research interests to:


Ann Wu, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor and Director, Center for Healthcare Research in Pediatrics



Or by mail


Ann Wu, M.D., M.P.H

Department of Population Medicine

Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
401 Park Drive, Suite 401

Boston, MA  02215


About the Harvard Medical School Department of Population Medicine (DPM) at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (HPHCI):


The Department of Population Medicine (DPM) is jointly sponsored by Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and focuses on research and teaching related to improving population health and health care delivery.  The department is multi-disciplinary, with a research and teaching portfolio spanning a range of clinical, educational, and health services areas.  The DPM is home to a number of rich data resources and has numerous strong local and national connections that amplify the opportunity for and impact of its research.  It has strong research partnerships with Atrius Health, eastern Massachusetts’ largest fully computerized multi-specialty group practice; The Fenway Institute, which makes life healthier for those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), people living with HIV/AIDS, and the larger community; and the Hospital Corporation of America, which oversees over 150 hospitals and 100 surgery centers across 20 US states.  The DPM also participates in a number of national collaborative research networks, including the Health Care Systems Research Network.  It is currently leading a consortium of 28 institutions in the FDA-funded Sentinel project and is part of the Coordinating Center for the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORNet).  Please see our website,, for more information.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented minority groups, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.