From publishing a set of patient-centered policy recommendations; to qualitative research on the best way to implement cultural dexterity training for surgeons; or cost effectiveness analysis for surgical procedures in Kigali, Rwanda; CSPH offers ample opportunities for fellows and trainees to change the world through research.
The CSPH's Arthur Tracy Cabot Fellowship is one of the only programs in the country designed to provide surgical residents with the resources to develop their health services research skills while pursuing an MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health. Under the mentorship of BWH surgeons, fellows work full time on innovative health services/outcomes projects in research areas that include comparative effectiveness, patient-centered outcomes, disparities, regional variation, decision analysis, systems innovation, cost effectiveness, hospital quality, and access.
The CSPH’s Global Health Equity Residency in General Surgery is designed to train surgical residents in the science and practice of surgical care delivery in resource-poor settings. The ultimate aim of the program is to produce leaders in research and policy focused on relieving the disproportionate burden of surgical disease in low-income countries. Training will provide a comprehensive foundation in epidemiology, health care policy, social determinants of disease, ethics and administration.
CSPH also offers additional training opportunities to accommodate pre- and post-doctoral candidates, those who are interested in shorter-term research arrangements or mentorship for specific projects, those interested in global health, and international students who would like to train here during their research years.