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Fellowships & Jobs for Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research

Institute for Healthcare Studies Fellowship

The Institute for Healthcare Studies at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University offers two-year post-doctoral research fellowships in health services research, funded by a National Research T32 Service Award (NRSA). This program is integrated with a National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) post-doctoral institutional training grant, and both a PhD and MD post-doctoral program in health services research sponsored by the Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research (MCHSPR), Hines VA Hospital.

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Meet our Most Recent Fellow, Alex Wong, PhD

Alex Wong pictureDr. Alex Wong was a post-doctoral fellow in the Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the Center for Healthcare studies at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He came to us from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he completed his doctoral degree in Community Health in 2012. He holds another doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Sciences and also a clinical degree in Occupational Therapy. His research studies focus on the neurocognitive functions, psychosocial/vocational aspects of disabling conditions and cancer survivorship. During the fellowship, his research focused on the development and application of patient reported outcomes (PROs) with specific emphasis in the medical rehabilitation context. His interests in PRO reflect his conviction that patient-centered outcome measurements will help clinicians make informed decisions and improve healthcare quality through the provision of evidence-based information. While he has experience in PRO research and knowledge in item response theory and computerized adaptive testing, his future research is to develop an expertise in psychometric and diagnostic measurements that better characterize the patient phenotypes. Research in this area will elucidate the health and recovery mechanism by predicting the individual differences in patients’ treatment responses and help clinicians identify patients at risk and facilitate the development of patient-centered intervention.

Dr. Wong recently left CROR to join the Program in Occupational Therapy faculty at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

See also: RIC Research Jobs