Scholars Programs

Health Care Delivery Scholars Program

Established in 2010, the Health Care Delivery Scholars Program is training and mentoring the next generation of clinically trained doctoral-level fellows and junior faculty in health services research. Working toward a workforce of highly motivated, exceptionally trained practicing clinicians with the necessary research skills in health services, Mayo established this program in order to transform health care delivery for improved patient-centered outcomes.

Providing evidence-informed and patient-centered health care requires assessing existing health care delivery systems, rigorously testing different care models and applying best practices to improve those systems. Health services research harnesses the disciplines of the social sciences, including epidemiology, statistics and sociology, to achieve these objectives.

There is a critical need for a workforce of practicing clinicians within Mayo Clinic with the necessary research skills, protected time and scholarly track record to undertake high-quality practice-based health services research that can improve the delivery of health care.

The Health Care Delivery Scholars Program brings together Mayo Clinic's strategic goals — to transform our health care delivery process by using our knowledge and information to provide solutions and remain trusted and affordable to patients and sustain a scholarly workforce relevant to recent health care reform legislation.

Alumni:

  • Ritu Banerjee, M.D., Ph.D., Pediatric Infectious Diseases (2011-2013)
  • Juan P. Brito Campana, MBBS, Endocrinology (2012-2014)
  • Nneka I. Comfere, M.D., Dermatology and Dermatopathology (2011-2014)
  • Sheri Crow, M.D., Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (2012-2014)
  • Megan M. Dulohery, M.D., Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (2013-2014)
  • Shannon M. Dunlay, M.D., M.S., Cardiovascular Diseases (2013-2015)
  • Michael L. Grover, D.O., Family Medicine (2013-2015)
  • Simon Kim, M.D., Urology (2010-2012)
  • Matthew A. Rank, M.D., Allergy (2011-2014)
  • Christopher S. Russi, D.O., Emergency Medicine (2011-2012)
  • Carrie A. Thompson, M.D., Hematology (2012-2014)
  • Christopher R. Shubert, M.D., General Surgery (2013-2015)
  • Keith M. Swetz, M.D., M.A., General Internal Medicine (2013-2015)
  • Bjoerg (Bjorg) Thorsteinsdottir, M.D., Primary Care Internal Medicine (2013-2015)
  • Amy T. Wang, M.D., General Internal Medicine (2010-2013)
  • Michael E. Wilson, M.D., Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (2013-2015)

Population Health Scholars Program

Established in 2014, the Population Health Scholars Program is advancing population health science through the translation of research into real-world solutions and policies to improve population health. The program is an effort to cultivate research in population health and build an evidence base to inform efforts to protect and promote community health. It's grounded in the premise that healthy communities create healthy people.

The three-year Population Health Science Scholars Program aims to provide training and mentoring for community and population health research at Mayo Clinic. There is a critical need for a workforce of practicing primary care clinicians within Mayo Clinic with the necessary research skills, protected time and scholarly track record to undertake high-quality practice-based health services research that can improve health of human populations and individuals.

The program also aims to contribute to ongoing efforts at Mayo Clinic to:

  • Develop and identify population health indicators, including patient-reported outcomes
  • Evaluate the quality and value of care
  • Facilitate adoption and integration of best practices in population health in diverse clinical and community environments

The program seeks to expand the research agenda at Mayo Clinic to include high-impact, high-value, evidenced-based, community interventions. It will serve as a laboratory for developing a cohort of expertise and a program of research in population health.