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Friday, December 20, 2019

Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy Announces Research Director for MLPs Opportunity

The Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School seeks to hire a quantitative research director to spearhead an empirical evaluation of the Center’s Medical Legal Partnerships (MLPs), which embed legal services into health care settings, addressing patients’ health-harming civil legal needs in convenient and familiar environments. The Solomon Center has been a pioneer in developing or supporting New Haven’s five MLP programs and now seeks to address critical gap in the MLP-related legal and biomedical scholarly literature: the lack of empirical research on the benefits of the legal component of MLP programs.

The research director will engage extensively with lawyers, doctors, community partners, students, and patients to design and implement a rigorous empirical study of New Haven’s MLP programs. Based on the findings of the study, the fellow will also draft scholarly articles that we expect will be major and novel contributions to the MLP literature. This collaboration creates an unprecedented opportunity to be at the forefront of MLP scholarship at a time when MLPs are growing rapidly across the country.

The Center welcomes applications from candidates who possess a Master’s degree or a PhD. The ideal candidate will have formal training specifically in quantitative public health research and will also possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The role is a one- or two-year position with the possibility of renewal based upon performance and funding. Part-time applications will be considered. The full job listing can be found here.

The Solomon Center has also recently announced a senior research fellowship for recent JD recipients to begin in summer or fall of 2020. Applicants interested in either position can learn more about the work of the Solomon Center on the Center’s website.