Morehouse School of Medicine invites nominations, inquiries, and applications for The Satcher Health Leadership Institute’s (SHLI) next Director. The Institute was founded in 2006 by the 16th U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. David Satcher, who set it firmly on its course to be a leading transformative force for global health equity. A visionary leader is sought who will embody the Institute’s values and seek to make a lasting contribution to reducing and ultimately eliminating disparities in health. The Director will also be an endowed Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar.
Guided by the values and principles of diversity, integrity, trustworthiness, consensus-building, prevention as a priority, and equal access to quality healthcare for all persons, SHLI has established multi-disciplinary research, innovative community-based programs, and strategies for informing health policy solutions through its four divisions: Division of Behavioral Health, Community Voices: healthcare for the Underserved, Center of Excellence for Sexual Health, and Division of Health Policy. The Institute also houses two major centers, the Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center, and the newly formed Kennedy Center for Mental Health Policy & Research. The Institute currently consists of over 30 faculty staff and is awarded nearly $7 million in grants and contracts annually. SHLI is unique because of three core concepts that are not central to other health leadership institutes. Specifically, SHLI prioritizes approaches to contribute to the elimination of health disparities by encouraging leadership among underrepresented minorities; works to develop replicable standards and strategies in health leadership; and promotes and fosters a diverse and inclusive health leadership network. The Institute is supported by a myriad of partners and collaborators which help to bolster our sustainability and success.
The Director will come at a pivotal point in SHLI’s evolution. The Director will help build the endowment for the institute, broaden its research and programs, work towards a global health equity agenda, and help in the formation of a new school of community population health and health policy at Morehouse School of Medicine. Morehouse School of Medicine is among the nation’s leading educators of primary care physicians and was recently recognized as the top institution among U.S. medical schools for its social mission. Faculty and alumni are noted in their fields for excellence in teaching, research, and public policy.
The ideal candidate will be a preeminent scholar, clinician and/or practitioner in population health with a long track record of advancing health equity. Those with a broad background which has covered academia, health policy and practice, along with a commitment to community engagement will be highly sought by the search committee. Candidates must be able to represent SHLI on an international stage, and advance the institute’s mission and work through extramural funding and philanthropic support. A terminal degree is required as is substantial leadership experience in a comparably complex environment.
Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications (including a cover letter and resume) should be submitted to Oliver Tomlin and Jeff Schroetlin with Witt/Kieffer, via email to SHLIDirector@wittkieffer.com. Confidential inquiries and questions concerning this search may be directed to Oliver or Jeff at 630/575.6972.