Health Systems Outcomes Fellowship

Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Ascension St. John Hospital


Health Systems Outcomes Research (Clinical)
The Department of Pharmacy Practice at Wayne State University EACPHS in partnership with Ascension St. John Hospital offers a health systems outcomes fellowship.  Formalized training in conjunction with the WSU Master of Public Health Program will be provided.  Research will focus on health system level outcomes in the state of Michigan and nationally across Ascension Health.   The fellow will have the opportunity to teach at WSU and provide research mentorship to pharmacy practice residents. Our mission is to improve the quality of healthcare on a state and national level by using data to drive health decisions.

The fellow will be responsible for 2-3 research proposals and at least 1 grant application over the course of the fellowship along with development of a database of 450 DOAC patients in collaboration with the Michigan Anticoagulation Quality Improvement Initiative (MAQI).  The fellow will also co-lead 1-2 system level initiatives at Ascension Health.  Fellows will present their research at state and national meetings.  A variety of designs will be utilized to address health outcomes on a state and national level. Data will come from registries or health system level data; observational research will be the primary methodologic approach.  Research will involve advanced statistical techniques such as regression, survival analysis, propensity matching, and other approaches dependent upon the research objective.  Training on conducting advanced statistical analysis will be provided.

At WSU, the fellow will develop two learning experiences and lead a small group of students in a problem-based learning course.  Fellows will enroll in the Public Health Certificate Program and take Biostatistics I and II and Epidemiology I.   This will be optional if similar training has already been completed.  Fellows may also enroll in the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program.  There are no credit hour charges for coursework in either the Public Health Certificate or MPH degree when enrolled in the fellowship training program.  After completion, fellows will be prepared to improve outcomes in health systems on a state and national level.  Fellowships will be completed over 1-2 years depending on prespecified goals of the fellow.

Program Director: Christopher Giuliano, Pharm.D., M.P.H.

Additional Faculty Resources and Collaborators:

Stephanie Edwin, Pharm.D. Cardiac ICU Pharmacy Specialist. Ascension St. John Hospital.  Dr. Edwin chairs national Ascension committees and publishes frequently on a variety of cardiology related topics with a focus on critical illness and anticoagulation

Paul Kilgore, M.D., M.P.H.  Associate Professor of Pharmacy & Medicine, Department of Pharmacy Practice.  Dr. Kilgore’s focus is on public health issues and will lead the identification of grant opportunities.

$40,716, Full medical benefits 

Other Opportunities:
1. Weekend staffing opportunity if desired as a paid PRN clinical pharmacist
2. Teaching certificate available through WSU

Application Process:
1. Letter of intent
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Transcripts
4. Two letters of reference (see below)


Applications due no later than January 8, 2022.   PGY1 training or prior work as a pharmacist is preferred, but not necessary.  Please have references email directly and applications should also be submitted via email.

Start date: July 1, 2022   


Revised 11/8/21