Director, The Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:15 AM
    Message # 7359301
    Reede Scholar (Administrator)

    POSITION:   Director, Robert Graham Center/Grade MD8 (Job #29-19)

    Robert Graham Center, Washington, DC

    Supervisor: Shawn Martin

    HOURS:         Monday – Friday

    Additional hours as necessary            

    TRAVEL:      Approximately 30-35 days travel per year


    The Robert Graham Center, a division of the American Academy of Family Physicians, aims to improve individual and population healthcare delivery through the generation or synthesis of evidence that brings a family medicine and primary care perspective to health policy deliberations from the local to international levels.


    The Director of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Robert Graham Center establishes the research priorities, oversees the research portfolio, directs the work of the professional staff and collaborates and engages with internal and external collaborators, partners, and funders to advance the foundational value of family medicine and primary care. The Director will serve as an AAFP senior-level manager and will be responsible for advancing the vision, mission and strategic objectives of the AAFP. The Director may on occasion serve as a spokesperson for the AAFP on identified issues related to, but not limited to, family medicine and primary care workforce, healthcare delivery and financing and other relevant topics. 


    Successful candidates will have a Doctoral degree in a discipline directly related to the position, (MD/DO degree preferred, but not required). Candidates holding an MD or DO degree should have a license to practice medicine and be board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) or equivalent organization. All candidates should have a minimum of 10 years of experience in conducting research projects as the principal investigator, collaborating with research teams, and have a history of published work on issues relevant to family medicine and primary care. The Director should also have a demonstrated record of identifying and securing funding for research projects. The Director must be able to present the research agenda and research findings at meetings and conferences as needed. The Director should be a national leader on family medicine and primary care and be highly respected by peers in the field. Senior level management experience is valued and a master’s degree in Public Health or Public Policy would be beneficial. 


    To express interest in this position, please apply at

    Minorities are encouraged to apply.

    We thank all respondents for their interest in AAFP.

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