Fellowship/Internship students must work on their project for 25-40 hours per week for 10 weeks between May-August.
Previous interns and fellows have worked on a variety of projects that encompass the depth and scope of health services research, including areas such as:
- ACO Networks
- Healthcare cost and utilization
- Tobacco use and prevention
- Community health
- Mental health and substance abuse
- Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act
- Surgical outcomes
- Diabetes care
- Machine learning
Student Eligibility Requirements
- Master, doctoral-level, or medical students currently enrolled at the University of Michigan
- Students apply to either the Fellowship or Internship based on their current program of study:
- Fellowship: Doctoral-level and medical students will submit an application to the 10-week summer fellowship program
- Internship: Master-level students will submit an application to the 10-week summer internship program
Project Selection and Development Requirements
Students must identify an IHPI faculty member from a different school, college, or institute other than the student's degree-granting program. For example, a student from SPH cannot work with a faculty member from SPH; they must partner with a faculty member from a different U-M school/college (such as the Medical School or Social Work). The faculty and student, jointly, will agree on a research project, either from the list submitted by the faculty or of their own determination.
Application Process – Students Apply Here (Use the search bar and type 2020 IHPI summer and the application should be listed)
Step 1: Projects will be posted by faculty for students to review between February 3 – February 28
Step 2: Students contact an IHPI faculty with whom they would like to work: either a faculty member who has submitted a project, or a member with whom they will develop a project together
Step 3: Students and faculty members mutually agree upon the research project for the Fellowship/Internship before submission of the student’s application.
Step 4: Students submit the Fellowship/Internship application form by Friday, February 28, 2020, at 5:00 pm.
Step 5: The IHPI Education & Training Workgroup will review applications, and notify students by Friday, March 13, 2020.
Applications Must Include
- Student resume
- A personal statement (500 – 1000 words) about the student’s interest in the program. The statement should connect their education, experience, interests, and career goals to the IHPI/HSR program, and explain the proposed project. Students should describe the project’s HSR or health policy relevance, goals for the project, and the dates for the 10-week time-frame when the student will be working on the project
- Sign-off from the project mentor (IHPI faculty member) confirming that the student and faculty mutually agree on the proposed project, indicated by the faculty member’s electronic signature on the student’s personal statement
Criteria for selection
Applications will be evaluated based on a demonstrated commitment to improving healthcare delivery and value, a demonstrated interest in health services research or health policy, and a clear relationship between the proposed project and the student’s professional interests and career goals.
For questions or concerns please contact Jason Wolfe, IHPI Project Manager.
SAMPLE OF PAST PROJECTS
- Predicting smoking intensity history using modern machine-learning techniques
- Health Care Utilization and Family Spatial Proximity
- Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center
- Health and Economic Outcomes of Newborn Screening Programs
- Disability Awareness in Health Professional Schools
- An Operations Research Approach to Evaluating Workplace Mental Health Initiatives
- Disparities in Access to Naloxone/Narcan Among People who Inject Drugs in Southeastern Michigan
- Investigating the influence of bias on the public's valuation of childhood diseases
- Utilization of Potentially Unneeded Medical Services in the US and Canada
- Evaluating the ACA's impact on cervical cancer screening utilization, appropriateness, and out-of-pocket costs
- A Mixed Methods Pilot Study of a Low-Carbohydrate Diabetes Prevention Program Among Individuals with Prediabetes
- Translation of an Evidence-Based Violence Intervention for Adolescents in Primary Care (SafErTeens-PC)
- VA Hepatitis C Project to Evaluate Deep Learning Techniques