VA Health Services Research & Development Postdoctoral Fellowship

The VA Health Services Research & Development Postdoctoral Fellowship (HSR&D) is a multidisciplinary, two to three-year fellowship directed toward increasing skills and knowledge in the health services research field. An integral part of the HSR&D fellowship is its mentorship program, which includes faculty from the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and the University of Washington who provide expertise in an abundant variety of research areas.
John Fortney, PhD, co-director of the fellowship and professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is a nationally known health services researcher who specializes in identifying and overcoming barriers to mental health care for rural populations and developing and disseminating telemedicine-based interventions to improve care for rural primary care patients.
Fellows are expected to engage in full-time research on a publishable health services project, participate in related educational activities, take selected course work at the University of Washington, and partake in the VA research review meetings.
In order to be eligible, all applicants must have a PhD in a field related to health services, US Citizenship, and specific aims for a VA-related research project. Applicants must provide a statement of professional goals and objectives, a current CV, transcript of graduate course work, and three letters of support.
Find out more about the VA HSR&D Postdoctoral Fellowship.
For questions concerning application materials, please contact:
Mary Little
Fellowship Coordinator
VA Puget Sound – Seattle HSR&D
1660 S. Columbian Way (S-152)
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: (206) 764-2611
Fax: (206) 763-5490
For questions concerning the fellowship or to set up a pre-application phone call, please contact either:
Chuan-Fen Liu, PhD, MPH   
PhD Fellowship Co-Director  
Seattle HSR&D Center for Innovation          
Phone: (206) 764-2587         
John Fortney, PhD
PhD Fellowship Co-Director     
Seattle HSR&D Center for Innovation
Phone: (206) 764-2821 / (206) 685-6955