The School of Information at the University of Michigan is offering a postdoctoral fellow position in the multidisciplinary area of “Health Informatics and Global Health Equity Research” to work on a portfolio of collaborative projects.
The area of health informatics and global health equity research focuses on realizing the potential of sociotechnical interventions to enhance the ability of everyone to be healthy. Drawing from research on the social, economic and political origins of health disparities, work in this area emphasizes meso-, macro- and multi-level interventions that target living and working conditions, social and community networks, healthcare systems, and processes of marginalization. Furthermore, research in this area seeks to understand and prevent potential intervention-generated inequalities (IGIs) whereby technological interventions can worsen inequality by providing greater benefits to more advantaged groups. Attention to IGI requires research related to all phases of intervention cycle, from efficacy to access to uptake to usage to effectiveness.