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Chief, Division of Health Policy and Economics


Chief, Division of Health Policy and Economics

Department of Population Health Sciences

Weill Cornell Medicine, New York City


The Department of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medical College invites applications for the position of Chief of the Division of Health Policy and Economics.  The Division currently has 12 full-time faculty consisting of PhDs and MDs, including health economists, health services researchers, and policy experts, who publish frequently in high impact journals. If qualified, the new chief will be eligible for an existing endowed chair as well as significant resources to further expand the Division.

The selected chief, who will be an accomplished academic researcher with exemplary leadership experience, will join the leadership team of a highly collaborative, rapidly growing department. Our faculty interact frequently across Weill Cornell Medicine, with colleagues at Cornell Tech and Cornell University (including Cornell’s newly launched School of Public Policy), and with New York Presbyterian Hospital (ranked 7th in the country by U.S. News & World Report) and its multi-hospital system.

The ideal candidate will have (1) a Ph.D. or an M.D. degree plus additional graduate training, (2) excellent communication skills, (3) quantitative research experience working with large databases (e.g. Medicare, Medicaid, and/or commercial claims), (4) a strong track record of independent funding, and (5) enthusiasm for mentoring junior faculty. Applications from physicians, including but not limited to pediatricians, surgeons, primary care physicians, and specialists, are welcome.

Our Division’s current areas of investigation are broad and include telehealth, private equity, physician management companies, horizontal and vertical consolidation of provider organizations, physician burnout and professionalism, physician turnover, the use of artificial intelligence in medical care, MIPS, alternative payment models, biosimilars, advance care planning, mental health and substance use disorder care, socioeconomic determinants of health, Medicaid, and the healthcare safety net. We are particularly interested in individuals who conduct cancer-related health services research but are open to a wide range of fields.

The Division participates in departmental programs offering MS degrees in and health policy and economics, biostatistics and data science, and health informatics, and an executive MBA/MS program offered jointly by our department and the Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management. The Department is launching a Ph.D. program in Population Health Sciences.

The Department has significant data resources including the INSIGHT Clinical Data Research Network and extensive data from Medicare, Medicaid, and major national insurers.  We host a state-of-the-art computing environment, the Data Core, which serves as a secure platform for data analysis and includes state and national data available for reuse.

Interested applicants should submit, via email: (1) a cover letter; (2) a recent C.V.; and (3) the names and contact information of three references to Awista Hamid at by March 15, 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Diversity is one of Weill Cornell Medicine’s core values and is essential to achieving excellence in patient care, research, and education. We welcome applications from candidates who share our commitment to fostering a culture of fairness, equity, and belonging. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.