Director of the National Center for Excellence in Primary Care Research (NCEPCR)

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has announced a opening for a Director of the National Center for Excellence in Primary Care Research (NCEPCR). The director will lead the strategic vision for NCEPCR; support and align both intramural and extramural primary care research across the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement (CEPI) and AHRQ; work with the Agency to develop a national primary care research agenda; serve as AHRQ’s main point of contact with the primacy care community; and oversee the dissemination of AHRQ’s primary care work.

The successful candidate should have an MD or DO from an accredited medical or osteopathic school; expert knowledge and skill in primary care, health services research, implementation science, and evidence-based medicine; ability to serve as a leader and technical authority to colleagues and issues related to primary care research; ability to lead and direct projects involving the input of groups and individuals with differing interests and views; and ability to establish and maintain productive relationships with national and international health care agencies and organizations to stay aware of the newest research, methods, and developments.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Creates the strategic vision for the NCEPCR that support CEPI's, AHRQ's and DHHS's goals and mission, and includes a plan for expanding the Center through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements.
  • Develops a national primary care research agenda that support AHRQ's and CEPI's goals and mission by engaging with internal and external stakeholders and by systematically identifying primary care problem areas and research gaps.
  • Serves as a recognized expert within the areas of primary care and primary care research; oversees the development of funding solicitations for grants or contracts related to primary care research.
  • As a member of CEPI's leadership team, participates in supporting and aligning ongoing primary care projects across all divisions within the Center, as well as other primary care activities across AHRQ.
  • Serves as AHRQ's main point of contact with the primary care community, communicating the evidence from AHRQ's research and how this evidence can be used to improve the quality of care and health outcomes.

The closing date for this position is April 7, 2021.

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Date Posted: 
Monday, February 22, 2021
Date Closing: 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Contact Name: 
Gregory Stewart
Contact Email, Phone, or Address: 
Salary Range: 
$142,701 - $219,200
Full or Part Time: 
Full Time