Health IT Fellowships

The Department of Computer Information Systems is seeking to fill multiple Ph.D. fellowship positions in health information technology (HIT) for 2018. This fellowship program is specifically designated to attract and fund young scholars who want to focus their research on HIT. The funding for these fellowships is provided by the university and is guaranteed for the duration of four years of a student’s program. Georgia State University has made research in HIT a funding priority as part of its Second Century Initiative and has agreed to provide $498,000 per year to fund faculty salaries and doctoral fellowships.

If you would like to be considered for an HIT fellowship opportunity, please let us know in the essay you submit as part of your application to the Ph.D. program.

The Health Information Technology Fellowship Program

The Department of Computer Information Systems and the Institute of Health Administration in the Robinson College of Business, along with the Georgia Health Policy Center in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, are undertaking research around the theme of health information technology. This initiative builds upon the existing strengths of the nationally ranked information systems and health administration programs — and the new health information technology specialization at the doctoral level — and the extensive funded research of the Health Policy Center. This multi-disciplinary initiative is a funding priority of Georgia State University.

The unique problems of the healthcare sector provide tremendous opportunities to conduct cross-discipline, collaborative HIT research. Many scholars have attributed the healthcare sector problems of costs, quality, and access to the lack of effective use of IT among doctors, nurses, patients, laboratories, and insurance companies. This interdisciplinary research initiative provides unparalleled opportunities to transform healthcare. Atlanta recently has been recognized as the HIT capital of the world by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, making Georgia State and the city of Atlanta the ideal place to advance research in the HIT area.