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Education & Training

Post-doctoral Programs

Clinical Informatics Fellowship Opportunity

Launch your career in the new subspecialty of clinical informatics, focusing on health information technology within health care delivery systems. Open to physicians who are board-certified or board-eligible in any specialty. Launch your career in the new subspecialty of clinical informatics, focusing on health information technology within health care delivery systems. Open to physicians who are board-certified or board-eligible in any specialty.

The fellowship's goal is to develop leaders with expertise in biomedical informatics and health information technology who are prepared to advance the science and practice of clinical informatics within health care delivery systems. The fellowship will provide physicians with experiential training in alignment with ACGME guidelines. Upon successful completion of the two-year program, fellows will be eligible for board certification in clinical informatics.

Interested parties should submit the online application (https://www.research.net/r/UCLACIfellowship2017) and send the supplemental materials to CIFellowship@mednet.ucla.edu.

Applications for July 2017 will be reviewed on a rolling basis until December 1, 2016.

If you have any questions or comments, please email CIFellowship@mednet.ucla.edu or view the website(www.uclahealth.org/ClinicalInformaticsFellowship) for more information.

2017 Fellows

To be announced.

2016 Fellows

Elijah Bell, MD
Clinical Informatics Fellow
Information Services and Solutions

Elijah Bell is the current Clinical Informatics Fellow at UCLA Health. While attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Bell led a research study at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital which evaluated the compliance of a custom, home-grown electronic Emergency Department patient discharge instructions module with Outpatient Measure 19, a national quality metric for Emergency Department discharge instructions mandated by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Additionally, during his Emergency Medicine Residency at the Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Bell started developing an open-source, low-cost, highly customizable, and interoperable health information platform which utilizes the ARM CPU architecture in a manner similar to Raspberry Pi. Ultimately, Dr. Bell aspires to become a highly-engaged faculty member and leader in Clinical Informatics at an academic institution committed to advancing the medical field at large through ingenuity and innovation.

The UCLA CTSI TL1 Translational Science Postdoctoral Fellowship is awarded to physicians who are pursuing a PhD in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the UCLA School of Public Health. Fellows receive mentored training to ensure the translational nature of their dissertation projects. The goal of the fellowship is to provide postdoctoral fellows with the investigative skills to create new knowledge about health services.

TL1 Translational Science Postdoctoral Fellows receive an annual stipend commensurate with their NRSA PGY level, as well as funding for tuition/fees and training-related travel. The fellowships are renewable for up to two years in 12-month increments, contingent on satisfactory degree progress. 

2017 Fellows

Russell Buhr, MD
Health Policy & Management Fellow
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Buhr graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in molecular biology from Azusa Pacific University in 2006 and completed his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of California in 2010. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Georgetown University Hospital in 2013, serving as chief resident at the DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center the following year before starting a fellowship in pulmonary & critical care medicine in 2014 at UCLA, which he will complete in 2017. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. Dr. Buhr began his PhD in health policy and management in 2015. He research focuses on the social, demographic, and administrative factors that affect hospitalization and readmission in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), both in the UCLA health system and using national claims data.

TL1 Biomedical Informatics Director
Alex Bui, PhD 

Clinical Informatics Director
Doug Bell, MD, PhD

Clinical Informatics Administrator
Kevin Baldwin, MPH, CPHIMS

TL1 HP&M Director
Moira Inkelas, PhD, MPH

TL1 Administrator
Lisa Chan