Deputy Director, Health Services and Outcomes Research

Baylor College of Medicine and VA HSR&D Center
Houston, Texas
Sep 04, 2018
Dec 03, 2018
Petersen, MD, MPH, FACP Laura A.
Other Specialty
Full Time
Position Type

 The Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety (IQuESt), a combined Baylor College of Medicine and VA HSR&D Center, is seeking a highly qualified, academically successful leader for the position of Deputy Director.  IQuESt is a nationally-renowned multidisciplinary health services research and health policy program with an extensive portfolio of more than 100 research projects, 41 core investigators, a budget of over $17 million, and a training program for both MD and PhD postdoctoral researchers.  More details about IQuESt can be found at

The Deputy Director is expected to provide leadership in two major areas:

  1. Carry out independent, high quality, nationally funded research program in health services research and health policy, preferably within our mission and goals. 
  2. Provide administrative and research leadership that promotes the careers of young investigators and fosters the career promotion and satisfaction of mid- and senior-level researchers.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • MD or PhD
  • Background and experience in health services research
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment 

Please forward CV and letter of interest in confidence to:

Laura A. Petersen, MD, MPH, FACP

Director, IQuESt

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, HSR&D (152)

2002 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030


Applications will be reviewed as received and will be accepted until the position is filled.