LDI Appointments

Senior, Associate and Adjunct LDI Fellows at a health policy presentation.

Appointments to LDI Through Three Fellow Tracks

LDI's mission is to initiate and stimulate multidisciplinary research and scholarly investigation in the management, organization, financing, and delivery of health care. This mission is achieved through the scholarly efforts of its faculty, trainees, and staff, and the programmatic resources available to the institute. Therefore, it is critical to define our membership base and we do so through three appointment tracks.

  • Senior Fellows: For University of Pennsylvania and/or CHOP faculty investigators (e.g., MDs and PhDs) who have an established or emerging track record of research on topics directly connected to LDI's health policy and health systems mission.
    Criteria for Appointment     Application
  • Adjunct Senior Fellows: Investigators who advance the strategic goals of LDI, but do not have a Penn or CHOP primary affiliation. Applications by invitation only.
  • Associate Fellows: For trainees at the University of Pennsylvania or Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) with established or emerging track records in the field of health policy or health systems research, or specialized training in a related field.
    Criteria for Appointment     Application

Benefits of an LDI Appointment Available to All Three Fellow Tracks

Programmatic Resources

  • Pilot Projects Programs. Providing seed funding on a competitive basis to help attract external support for large-scale studies.
  • Communications Services. Assistance in promoting expertise, published research and major activities to multiple audiences, including media, government leaders and the health care community via roundtables, videos, blogs, and twitter.
  • Policy and Research Program (PReP). Assistance in designing a dissemination strategy in order to make proposals more competitive and attractive to a broad array of funders. LDI provides text to insert into the research plan, resources and environment pages, and budget justification. The cost of PReP varies depending on LDI staff involvement and can be included as a direct cost in each proposal.
  • Poster Service. Print posters for conferences and symposiums.
  • Data Services. Provide select data and programming services.


  • Network. Become part of the LDI network. Electronic and informal networks to promote collaboration through identification of research interests and needs.
  • Seminars. Provide notices and reminder for the LDI Research Seminar Series and Health Policy Seminar Series.
  • Working Groups. Connect to LDI research/policy work groups. Organization and staffing of working groups to encourage collaborative research and policy on major health services issues and trends.
  • Announcements. Receive announcements on funding opportunities, external/internal conferences, and other events of interest to Penn's health policy and health systems research community.