University of Chicago and Northwestern Integrated Pre– and Post-Doctoral Health Services Research Training Program

UCAN Overview

The University of Chicago and Northwestern University are partners in the University of Chicago and Northwestern Health Services Research Training Program (UCAN HSRTP). The UCAN HSRTP joins two programs, each with decades of experience providing training to researchers who contribute significant scholarship in health services and health care delivery. Funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant, UCAN HSRTP draws upon the substantial complementary resources, faculty, and expertise at both universities, creating new opportunities for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees to develop into leading health services researchers.    

At the University of Chicago, the training program is led by the Center for Health and the Social Sciences. At Northwestern, the program is based at the Center for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine.

UCAN HSRTP Pre-Doctoral Program

The University of Chicago Pre-doctoral Health Services Research Training Program is intended to support pre-doctoral training in health services research for students already enrolled in a University of Chicago PhD program. 

UCAN HSRTP Post-Doctoral Program

This training is intended to support post-doctoral research training for MDs and PhDs in any one or more of five areas: comparative and cost-effectiveness analysis; patient safety and quality/QI; patient-centered care; markets and organization; and health care disparities.

UCANU Steering Committee

Current Fellows

Past Fellows