Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship | About Us

Program highlights

Graduates of the HSR Fellowship have become successful independent health services researchers in leading pediatric centers. Our success is a result of many factors, including:

  • A highly structured curriculum and research environment
  • Personalized mentoring
  • A collaborative environment
  • Access to expert methodologists and to the vast, multidisciplinary faculty and resources of the Harvard institutions

Fellowship learning opportunities

  • Individualized mentorship by a research mentor and a member of the fellowship’s leadership team on at least two research studies
  • Coursework at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health leading to a master’s of public health
  • Weekly program seminars, including guest and faculty presentations, on cutting-edge health services research and implementation science methods, health equity research, research skills and career development, and works-in-progress sessions
  • Fellows who are clinicians spend at least 80 percent of their time and effort on research and up to 20 percent time and effort on clinical responsibilities

Collaboration across Harvard Institutions

The HSR Fellowship Program is a collaborative program operating across three research sites: Boston Children’s Hospital, where the program is based; the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children; and the Department of Population Medicine (DPM) at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. The collaborative structure of the program provides fellows with the opportunity to perform research within the learning health systems of a tertiary children’s hospital, a children’s hospital within a general hospital, or a large regional health plan. Fellows have access to the broad and deep resources of these Harvard institutions.

Our fellows

Fellows include PhD researchers and physician trainees. We have trained PhDs in nursing, nutrition and dietetics, psychology, and public health. Physician trainees have clinical expertise in general pediatrics and pediatric subspecialty backgrounds. We have trained fellows from diverse fields including general pediatrics, hospital medicine, intensive care, emergency care, anesthesiology, neonatology, general and ophthalmologic surgery, radiology, neurology, dermatology, psychiatry, genetics, gastroenterology, pulmonology, infectious diseases, hematology, oncology, and endocrinology. Here is a list of our current fellows.