Learning Health System Fellowship

Providing experience in stimulating change within a complex health system

In this time of remarkable transformation in the healthcare system, payors and providers are seeking innovative strategies to provide higher quality care at lower cost. The University of Pittsburgh and UPMC—a partnership both unique and effective in the way it brings together an integrated health system with its own health plan, and an academic institution with a significant track record of scientific and intellectual progress—are leading the way in conceiving of new possibilities for innovation and reform.

The Learning Health System (LHS) Fellowship will provide participants with experience in stimulating change within a complex health system, and will transmit the principles of pragmatic research design and facilitation.


  1. Experience Leading an Intervention

    Fellows will design, implement, lead, and evaluate the results of a payment or delivery system reform.

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  3. Work with Leaders in the Field

    Fellows will participate in leadership meetings with thought-leaders and executives from academic medicine and a robust health system.

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  5. Multifaceted Mentorship

    Fellows will receive research, academic, and business mentorship.

Graduates will be well-positioned for roles in academic medicine that could easily translate to additional positions in a large health system or health plan.

For information on eligibility, financial support, expectations, and the application process, see the Program Details page.


Kevin Kraemer,

Program Director, Post-Doctoral Training

Institute for Clinical Research Education
200 Meyran Avenue, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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