CSPH Research Fellowship


As one of the premiere programs in the country dedicated to surgical services research, the CSPH’s Fellowship is at the heart of our mission, and central to our goal of educating the next generation of leaders in the field. We provide surgical residents and post-doctoral fellows with the educational opportunities, mentoring support, and resources necessary to launch their careers as surgical scientists. The CSPH’s culture fosters a diverse portfolio of multidisciplinary research interests while creating synergies around compelling health services and policy questions. With support in the form of research development, project management, and biostatistical programming expertise, the CSPH advances the research agendas of its faculty members and research trainees. A central space brings fellows together with faculty, biostatisticians, and administrative staff, creating a “think tank” environment that improves the efficiency and flow of ideas and skills, and facilitates access to data, tools, and the CSPH’s collective expertise.

Today, the CSPH is home to more than a dozen research fellows whose work is shaped and guided by their faculty mentors and by Zara Cooper, the CSPH’s interim Fellowship Education Director. Fellows develop and implement highly structured fellowship plans, driven by their individual goals and research interests and facilitated by a team of primary and secondary mentors. Other aspects of our fellowship program, including our weekly Works-in-Progress sessions, are designed to provide our fellows with the feedback and resources they need to succeed. Recently the CSPH began a six-week research intensive summer course aimed at introducing incoming fellows to basic and advanced research design, methodology, and analysis concepts in addition to providing sessions on professional development, advocacy, and health policy.

Since the program’s inception, CSPH fellows have been consistently recognized regionally and nationally for their excellence in research, resulting in numerous awards, presentations, and publications. To date, the CSPH has trained over 85 fellows, who have gone on to become leaders in the field, contributing to the growth and improved understanding of the science of surgical care delivery.

For more information, please contact our administrative director, Melissa Poleo, MS.

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