CROR Postdoctoral Fellowship - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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CROR Postdoctoral Fellows

Fellowship in Health Services Research
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

The Institute for Healthcare Studies and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine anticipate the availability of postdoctoral health services research fellowships. These two-year, full-time fellowships provide an opportunity for individuals who have completed a doctoral degree to gain expertise and experience in health services research, with the goal of preparing fellows for a career in health services research.

Program graduates will help ensure that there are adequate numbers of highly trained individuals to carry out the Nation’s health services research agenda, with a focus on improving quality and safety of healthcare, enhancing access and healthcare equity, and appraising the effectiveness of healthcare expenditures and health policy. Complete information about this fellowship.

Meet our most recent Fellow, Alex Wong, PhD

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Dr. Alex Wong was a postdoctoral 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.