The Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center offers several research fellowships. The Pediatric Health Services Research Fellows will receive rigorous training in health services research, knowledge of issues of contemporary health services, and the opportunity to develop a specific research program to guide their future work. The Post-Doctoral Research Fellows in Comparative Effectiveness will gain research experience relevant to valuation of child health using decision science and economic evaluation approaches and have the opportunity to pursue research related to the development of new approaches for valuing child health interventions. The Post-Doctoral Research Fellows in Applied Epidemiology will develop skills in data processing and analysis to support population-level research aimed at improving chronic disease management among children. At the completion of the fellowship programs, graduates will be competitive nationally for academic faculty positions.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellows
Abram Wagner, PhD
Abram Wagner graduated from the University of Michigan with a PhD in Epidemiology. His research interests are in the control of vaccine-preventable diseases in China, both in the epidemiological manifestation of infection and disease, and in the socioeconomic context of vaccination. He works under Dr. Lisa Prosser and Dr. Matthew Boulton and received a Health Outcomes Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the PhRMA Foundation to develop a conjoint analysis questionnaire that will measure the stated preferences among parents in Shanghai for different attributes of new vaccines, which are non-mandatory and require out-of-pocket payment.