Johns Hopkins University (postdoctoral), Baltimore

Institutional Training Programs

AHRQ funds 28 institutions which recruit and train predoctoral and/or postdoctoral health services researchers. Details on characteristics of the Johns Hopkins University program and its self-identified areas of research interest are described.

School of Medicine


Anne Duggan, Sc.D.
Program Director
Department of Pediatrics
Rubenstein Child Health Building
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
200 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, M.D., 21205

For more information about the program, contact:

Lynette Forrest
Fellowship Coordinator
David Rubenstein Children's Health Center, Room 2056
200 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 410-614-0911

Web site:

Content Areas

  • Quality Improvement.
  • Health Care Disparities and Vulnerable Populations.
  • Translating Research into Practice and Policy.
  • Patient/Family Centered Care.

Program Description

This program prepares generalist physicians and other doctorally trained individuals for academic careers of scholarship in quality improvement, patient/family-centered care, and health/health care disparities, focusing on ambulatory care to address the health issues of families with children. It will:

  1. Attract highly qualified candidates, with at least half of trainees from underrepresented minority groups.
  2. Assure trainees' acquisition of core competencies to be independent health services researchers whose work is grounded in and influences health care policy, organization, quality and outcomes.
  3. Guide them to post-fellowship positions that foster their continued professional growth and the influence of their work in shaping health care and in training the next generation of health services researchers.

The 2- to 3-year program's well-integrated learning activities are individualized to meet each trainee's needs. Learning activities include:

  1. Formal coursework building on all trainees' previous training and, for physician trainees, leading to a Masters' degree at the Hopkins School of Public Health.
  2. Seminars and networking.
  3. Close mentoring in the development, conduct and dissemination of at least two studies, one based on a large-scale data set and one involving primary data collection.

A diverse faculty with an exceptional portfolio of extramurally funded research provides training. Our environment benefits from strong partnerships at the local, State and national levels.

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Page last reviewed October 2012
Internet Citation: Johns Hopkins University (postdoctoral), Baltimore: Institutional Training Programs. October 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.