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Health Services Research and Development Education & Training Core

Our goal is to provide nationally-recognized training and growth opportunities for fellows and faculty focused on academic careers in health services research. Here at IQuESt we pride ourselves on conducting innovative health services research that impacts real-world health outcomes in a unique, multidisciplinary training environment.

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Faculty Development

In order to foster faculty career development, we provide the following educational opportunities:

  • Seminars and Workshops
  • Continuing Education
  • Methods and Analytics
  • Professional Development
  • Research in Progress for faculty to obtain peer feedback on research
  • Faculty mentoring and peer mentoring
  • Internal review of grants for submission


The Education Program directs VA-funded M.D. and Ph.D. Post-doctoral Fellowship programs in Health Services Research. We also support a variety of other in-residence post-doctoral fellows. Fellowships housed at IQuESt fellowships include:

The goals of these fellowships are to produce independent researchers, educators, and clinical leaders. Fellows housed here are seeking opportunities in health services research and receive mentoring within our interdisciplinary team science approach. There are typically 8-14 fellows residing at IQuESt each year. All fellows join one of our active interdisciplinary teams and are matched with appropriate mentors. Fellows and mentors create personalized mentoring plans to develop the skills and experiences necessary for a position in academic health services research based on our model of interdisciplinary team science. Due to the impact of Covid-19, we realize that fellowship candidates may not be able to travel to Houston for in-person interviews. To help you get to know Houston and our center, we have created a picture tour: Houston and IQuESt.

Deadline Extended to December 15th.

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Educational Partnerships

IQuESt has a broad network of educational partners, which fosters collaboration and extends the reach of opportunities to mentor and be mentored.

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