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Director of the Children’s Health Center for Population Health Research

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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Director of the Children’s Health Center for Population Health Research

The UTHealth School of Public Health (UTSPH) in partnership with the Children’s Health System of Texas, Dallas (Children’s Health), has established an innovative population health research program focused on children and adolescents. UTSPH seeks a director to lead the Children’s Health Center for Population Health Research. The position is a tenure-track faculty position that reports to the Dean of the UTSPH in consultation with leadership at Children’s Health and serves as a faculty member in one of the School’s academic departments.

The UTSPH is composed of six campuses located across Texas: Austin, Brownsville, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio with a combined 165 faculty members and 1,200 graduate students at the masters’ and doctoral levels. An MD-MPH degree program is offered to students at all the UTSPH campuses. The UTSPH Dallas Campus is partnered with and located on the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center campus and has established collaborations with the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Clinical Sciences.

 Children's Health℠ is the eighth-largest pediatric health care provider in the nation and the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, providing a full spectrum of health care services — from daily wellness and primary care to specialty visits and critical care. The Children's Health system includes Children's Medical Center Dallas, as well as Children's Medical Center Plano, Our Children's House inpatient rehabilitation hospital, multiple specialty centers, Children's Health Pediatric Group primary care practices, rehabilitation facilities, home health, physician services and the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern.

The Children’s Health Center for Population Health Research provides opportunities for collaborative research for faculty and students across all six UTSPH campus locations, UT Southwestern Medical Center faculty and Children’s Health staff. The Director of the Center will provide leadership to develop and implement research programs related to community and clinical research initiatives in pediatric populations, including social determinants of health, health disparities, health promotion and disease prevention, chronic illness management, and the dissemination and implementation of effective intervention programs. The Center investigators will work collaboratively with Children’s Health clinicians and investigators to develop new research studies for external funding, and evaluating existing clinical care innovations.

The Center director will be responsible for leading the research program, recruiting and retaining center faculty, developing and maintaining collaborative relationships and managing center staff and resources. Ideal candidates will have experience in leading multidisciplinary research teams in population health. Candidates should have an earned doctoral degree in medicine, epidemiology, health promotion-behavioral science, health services research or related disciplines in research design, qualitative, or quantitative methods. An established track record of research publications and external research funding is required.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Academic rank, salary, and tenure will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

Please attach a letter describing qualifications and interests, curriculum vita, and contact information for three professional references to the web application at  Address correspondence to Pamela Lockhart, Search Committee Executive Assistant (, 214-648-1364). Address any questions about the position to Bijal Balasubramanian, MBBS, Ph.D., search committee chair, (

UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer. M/F/D/V. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V.  This is a security-sensitive position and thereby subject to Texas Education code §51.215. A

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