Dayton Children's Hospital


Dayton, Ohio

Date Posted

January 13, 2021

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Associate Professor

The Director of Health Outcomes Research will have a background within the broader discipline of outcomes research and an emphasis on community research. Applicants must possess an earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in health services research, health outcomes research,  behavioral research, comparative effectiveness research, or another health services research-related field, with a degree focus in community research or outcomes research and health policy preferred. An undergraduate or professional degree within a health science is desirable. Applicants must be eligible for an appointment as Associate or Professor within the Department of Pediatrics at Wright State university Boonshoft School of Medicine. The ideal candidate will possess an outstanding research record as well as strong interest, competence, and commitment to improving health outcomes within the community.

This role will lead the development of the research program and approaches to research analysis for clinical services and community-based programs housed at the Connor Child Health Pavilion at Dayton Children’s Hospital with a particular focus on initiatives that address health disparities and promote pediatric health equity. The Director of Health Outcomes Research will design statistically valid and implementable research protocols, provide analytical and statistical support for ongoing and future research projects, lead database development, and guide statistical programming. Numerous opportunities for collaborative research exist within the Department of Pediatrics as well as throughout Wright State University, including in the Population and Public Health Sciences.

This position is jointly supported by a 5 year philanthropic investment in Dayton Children’s Hospital and Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.


• Be involved in the development of research projects and approaches to data analysis that incorporate population and inter-individual variability.
• Design statistically valid, clinically relevant, and implementable research protocols.
• Provide analytical and statistical support for ongoing and future research projects.
• Design databases as needed to facilitate research projects.
• Function as a liaison between the Pavilion, the Department of Pediatrics, other departments within Wright State University and other partnerships. 50%
• Coordinate submission of scholarly publications, abstracts, national and international presentations, grants, and other funding opportunities. 30%
• Review and edit program-related publications, education, and other materials.
• Oversee the work of the research assistant and grant manager as it pertains to the research mission of the Pavilion. 20%
Performs other duties as assigned


PhD or MD, PhD with focus on Pediatric Health Services and Health Outcomes Research

Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

Expertise in study design, statistical analysis, and manuscript preparation

Proven track record of research  dissemination including peer reviewed publication, and presentations at regional and national conferences

History of funded research in this area

Passion for inter-professional collaboration

Ability to partner with community and institutional leadership to establish and fulfill a vision for a systematic approach to improving pediatric health equity in the Dayton region.

Willingness to represent the institution at a regional and national level

Application Process

Please apply at the Dayton Children’s Hospital Career Site. Please include a cover letter, resume/CV, and a brief research  statement.

About the Organization

Dayton Children’s serves a pediatric population of 510,000 from a 20-county region of central and southwestern Ohio and eastern Indiana.  A new, eight-story, 260,000-square-foot patient care tower sits in the center of the hospital’s current campus.       

Dayton Children’s responsibility, as a leader in children’s health, is to ensure our community’s most vulnerable children have access to the comprehensive medical care and services they need to achieve their optimal health. That is the guiding principle that built the new Child Health Pavilion at Dayton Children’s Hospital, located at 1010 Valley Street.

The Connor Child Health Pavilion houses most of the programs and supporting services of the Center for Community Health and Advocacy. This center broadens and accelerates community health efforts already underway to serve children who have experienced abuse, trauma, poverty, complex medical issues and abandonment, while aligning those services, joining forces with community partners and supporting new endeavors to improve the health status of children.  By linking traditional health care with community services, children will receive a comprehensive and coordinated approach to care, which will in turn improve their overall well-being.

It’s no surprise that Dayton Children’s has been named a “Best Place to Work” time and time again. Our more than 3,200 employees come to work every day to make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families and this difference is seen all the time in the comments and stories we hear from families.

We believe our employees are our most important investment which is why we take the time to build a positive work environment and offer competitive benefits.

We are moving at a fast pace and are looking for the right talent for our team at Dayton Children’s. We want people who embody our values and want to become a part of the Dayton Children’s difference. If that is you, apply today!

Organizational values act as a compass to guide us as we make decisions, interact with each other and our patients, work to find innovative solutions, and provide the best care possible to our patients and their families.

In short, organizational values support our mission of improving the health status of all children and enable us to realize our vision of being the first choice for children’s health.

At Dayton Children’s we believe that each moment counts with how we interact with our patients, families and with each other. The following values guide us each and every day.

  • Safety–We make safety our first priority.
  • Compassion–We deliver compassionate, family-centered care to all we serve.
  • Ownership–We are the pediatric care experts and act knowing that every patient, visitor and the hospital is our collective responsibility.
  • Collaboration–We work collaboratively to care for children, their families and each other.
  • Innovation–We continuously innovate to make Dayton Children’s even better today and into the future.
  • Equity — We strive for an environment in which all feel welcomed, valued and fairly treated in order to reach their full potential.

As the birthplace of aviation, the sky is the limit when it comes to the endless quality of life and amenities that the Dayton area has to offer. Among the many reasons why the greater Dayton area is your destination are diverse neighborhoods, great school systems, superior health care and a host of leisure activities.

Dayton is the sixth largest city in Ohio and is noted for its association with aviation most notably due to the Wright brothers’ invention of flight.  The city is home to the National Museum of the United State Air Force, some of the best private and public schools in the state, a vibrant arts and entertainment community and a beautiful system of parks, trails and river corridors.

Dayton has continually been listed in the top 10 most affordable cities according to Forbes Magazine.

Situated at the “Crossroads of America,” Dayton is well linked to Ohio’s highway network (10th largest in the country). Its prime location offers accessibility to jobs, recreation, shopping, and other necessities for daily living.

Whether you’re making a major shopping trip, enjoying a quiet dinner for two at a cozy restaurant, taking the family on a picnic in the park or taking in one of the area attractions, you’re sure to find what you are looking for – and it will likely be nearby.

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Catherine Sherwin, PhD

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