Training physician investigators in medicine and public health research

Marc Gourevitch, Melanie R. Jay, Lewis R. Goldfrank, Alan L. Mendelsohn, Benard P. Dreyer, George L. Foltin, MacK Lipkin, Mark D. Schwartz

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Objectives. We have described and evaluated the impact of a unique fellowship program designed to train postdoctoral, physician fellows in research at the interface of medicine and public health. Methods. We developed a rigorous curriculum in public health content and research methods and fostered linkages with research mentors and local public health agencies. Didactic training provided the foundation for fellows' mentored research initiatives, which addressed real-world challenges in advancing the health status of vulnerable urban populations. Results. Two multidisciplinary cohorts (6 per cohort) completed this 2-year degree-granting program and engaged in diverse public health research initiatives on topics such as improving pediatric care outcomes through health literacy interventions, reducing hospital readmission rates among urban poor with multiple comorbidities, increasing cancer screening uptake, and broadening the reach of addiction screening and intervention. The majority of fellows (10/12) published their fellowship work and currently have a career focused in public health-related research or practice (9/12). Conclusions. A fellowship training program can prepare physician investigators for research careers that bridge the divide between medicine and public health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume102
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

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Research Personnel
Medicine
Physicians
Research
Public Health Practice
Health Literacy
Patient Readmission
Mentors
Urban Population
Vulnerable Populations
Early Detection of Cancer
Curriculum
Health Status
Comorbidity
Pediatrics
Education

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Gourevitch, M., Jay, M. R., Goldfrank, L. R., Mendelsohn, A. L., Dreyer, B. P., Foltin, G. L., ... Schwartz, M. D. (2012). Training physician investigators in medicine and public health research. American Journal of Public Health, 102(7). https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2011.300486

Training physician investigators in medicine and public health research. / Gourevitch, Marc; Jay, Melanie R.; Goldfrank, Lewis R.; Mendelsohn, Alan L.; Dreyer, Benard P.; Foltin, George L.; Lipkin, MacK; Schwartz, Mark D.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 102, No. 7, 07.2012.

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Gourevitch, M, Jay, MR, Goldfrank, LR, Mendelsohn, AL, Dreyer, BP, Foltin, GL, Lipkin, M & Schwartz, MD 2012, 'Training physician investigators in medicine and public health research', American Journal of Public Health, vol. 102, no. 7. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2011.300486
Gourevitch, Marc ; Jay, Melanie R. ; Goldfrank, Lewis R. ; Mendelsohn, Alan L. ; Dreyer, Benard P. ; Foltin, George L. ; Lipkin, MacK ; Schwartz, Mark D. / Training physician investigators in medicine and public health research. In: American Journal of Public Health. 2012 ; Vol. 102, No. 7.
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