Since 1995, Janssen and Thomas Jefferson University have partnered to train early-career professionals in health economics and outcomes research. The goal of this two-year Janssen Global Market Access Fellowship program is to prepare future leaders in the field of health economics and outcomes research and market access. After completing the first year of the fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University, fellows will spend one year working with the Janssen Immunology Market Access Department in Horsham, PA to support evidence generation activities and market access strategy functions. Fellows gain an in-depth understanding of global healthcare stakeholders, with a focus on payers and health technology assessors, and develop and apply research skills to generate evidence of value for Janssen products. Fellows can tailor their experience to prepare for careers in settings such as the pharmaceutical or medical device industries, healthcare systems, managed care organizations, government, and academia.
To educate the fellow on health economics and outcomes research and market access principles needed to assess the value of healthcare interventions, with an emphasis on research methodology and peer-reviewed publication
To provide practical experience in both academic and pharmaceutical industry settings, working on cross-functional teams for the generation of scientific evidence intended to inform decision-making by healthcare stakeholders
Fellows are selected from an international pool of candidates with scientific and/or clinical training in health care (e.g., biomedical engineering, nursing, medicine, public health, epidemiology, health economics, pharmacy) and a stated interest in HEOR/market access. Preference is given to individuals who have prior graduate training and experience in healthcare or HEOR/market access, but this is not a requirement.
Interested individuals should submit the following application materials by November 30.
Letter describing career objectives
List of three references (contact information only; letters of recommendation are not necessary)
Application materials may be submitted through PPS or emailed to JCPHFellowship@jefferson.edu. For more information, please email JCPHFellowship@jefferson.edu.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Janssen-Thomas Jefferson University
Thomas Jefferson University has offered industry-sponsored Fellowships in health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) since 1994. The Fellowships are administered through the Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH), which is the nation's first college of population health.
The goal of the Fellowship program is to train pharmacists and other health professionals for careers in outcomes research that examine the quality, cost, and policies of the healthcare industry. One of the oldest and most established programs of its kind in the country, the JCPH Fellowship program has more than 50 alumni to date. Current industry sponsors include Bristol Myers Squibb, Ethicon, Janssen, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Teva Pharmaceuticals.
Fellows are selected from a national pool of candidates with scientific and/or clinical training in health care (e.g., biomedical engineering, nursing, medicine, public health, epidemiology, health economics, pharmacy) and a stated interest in HEOR. Preference is given to individuals who have prior graduate training and experience in healthcare or HEOR, but this is not a requirement.
- All two-year fellowships begin in June.
- Fellows are... assigned a JCPH faculty mentor who advises them and supervises their progress throughout the course of the fellowship.
- Fellows usually spend the first year on the Jefferson campus in downtown Philadelphia, PA. Fellows combine formal coursework with actual research or project experiences tailored to their specific interests and goals.
- Financial support from the industry sponsor allows Fellows to complete a JCPH graduate certificate or master’s degree in Applied Health Economics & Outcomes Research, Health Policy, Population Health, Health Data Science or Healthcare Quality & Safety during the duration of the fellowship.
- Fellows work on JCPH outcomes research projects and acquire management experience. Fellows are encouraged to produce publications and make presentations based on these projects at professional meetings.
- Fellows typically spend the second year working at the site of the industry sponsor. This provides experience in outcomes research in a corporate setting and offers opportunities to see first-hand how policies affect various stakeholders within the industry.
- Questions concerning the HEOR Fellowships should be addressed to JCPHFellowship@jefferson.edu