Department: Health Outcomes
Job Details:
  • Health Services Research Program  Director

    Ernest L. Glasscock Endowed Chair and Director of Health Services Research


    Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics (CMHC) in Kansas City, MO seeks a Director for a new Health Services Research program.  We seek candidates who share our vision of enhancing quality clinical care and service delivery while working in a collaborative and stimulating academic environment. The Director will lead a multidisciplinary team of scientists who will collaborate with our 350 full-time pediatricians and colleagues in our vibrant programs in Quality and Safety, Equity and Diversity, Evidence Based Practice, and Bioethics.  Working closely with clinical leaders and clinician researchers, the Director will develop and test innovative approaches to care delivery, design integrated systems that provide reliable measurement of health system performance, and improve outcomes for individuals and populations.  Candidates must have a doctoral degree in medicine or a PhD in a related research field and hold the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.  This opportunity demands vision and experience, including a record of extramural funding and publications in high quality journals.


    As an Accountable Care Organization, the  CMH Pediatric Care Network (CMHPCN) serves the 13-county Greater Kansas City metro area, and brings together a network of physicians who provide medical care to children. The CMHPCN provides leadership and resources to support patient outreach, medical home development, care coordination, and disease management and prevention.  EOE/AAP


    Please direct inquiries and Curriculum Vitae to:
    M. Denise Dowd, MD, MPH Co-Chair of the Search Committee
    Professor of Pediatrics 816 234-3450

    Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics – Kansas City is proud to have been ranked among the best in the nation in every pediatric specialty by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year.  We are one of the country's premiere free-standing, independent pediatric clinical, academic and research medical centers serving 150 counties in both Missouri and Kansas.  A new 73 bed addition to our main hospital will increase our current capacity of 317 licensed beds.  Our clinical services include more than 40 pediatric subspecialties.  CMH has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet designation for excellence in nursing.


    Children’s Mercy’s Elizabeth J. Ferrell Fetal Health Center is one of only a handful in the nation – and the first in the Midwest – to provide a comprehensive, integrated delivery approach to improve outcomes for babies born with complex malformations.  Our Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center is the only one in our region.  The Ward Family Center for Congenital Heart Disease is expanding to include cardiac transplant.  We continue to expand our institutional research capacity and capabilities and work with colleagues at UMKC, University of Kansas and the Stower’s Institute. Our Pediatric Pharmacology Clinical and Research program collaborates with all divisions. 


    Kansas City is a major mid-western city on the border of Missouri and Kansas with more than 2 million residents in its large metropolitan area which includes flourishing suburban communities.  Kansas City’s economy is driven by thousands of small businesses, tech start-ups, medical research, and is the headquarters of companies such as Hallmark and Sprint. It has been rated as one of the 50 Smart Places to Live by Kiplinger Magazine and other publications.  It is a community of good schools, cultural amenities, acclaimed dining and affordable living.  It is home to several colleges and universities. It has a robust offering of arts and entertainment from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum, Kaufman Performing Arts Center and Missouri Repertory Theatre to the city's professional and college sports teams. Most importantly, it’s a community with a heart – friendly, easy-going, and forward-thinking.

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