Deadline: September 28, 2022

The Stanford Biodesign Innovation Policy Fellowship seeks to develop the next generation of health policy leaders capable of leveraging transformative new technologies to materially impact patient outcomes while democratizing access to care.

Technological innovations have the potential to significantly improve patient health and how healthcare is provided, while simultaneously expanding access and reducing costs. Policymakers and the decisions they make will contribute to how – and how quickly – this promise is realized. However, to accelerate the technology-driven transformation of the health sector, policymakers of the future will need to better understand the role of key public policy influencers, the motivations that drive their behavior, and the most effective techniques to gain their legislative and regulatory support, including new funding, faster coverage, and reasonable levels of reimbursement.

The mission of the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Policy Fellowship is to prepare aspiring policy leaders for this challenge by educating them on the process of health technology innovation. At the same time, our Innovation Policy Fellows will perform fundamental research on the impact of policy on health technology development and adoption to inform legislative and regulatory processes in the US and internationally. Our goal is to educate and advance the careers of policymakers who are equipped to contribute to balanced, data-driven decisions that help realize the full potential of technology innovation in the health sector.


  • Applicants with diverse backgrounds from health systems, quality and regulatory environments, health technology start-ups or corporations, or government. An advanced degree (MS, MPH, JD, MD, RN, or PhD) and 3-5 years of relevant work experience (or post-graduate study) is preferred.
  • individuals with a strong desire to pursue careers in health policy and a demonstrated interest in health technology innovation. Previous research and publishing experience are recommended but not required. We are seeking candidates with exceptional leadership ability, initiative, and strong written and verbal communication skills who are inquisitive, enterprising, and persuasive.
  • Stanford Biodesign is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity at every step of the recruitment process and we recognize that differences in age, race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, physical ability, thinking style, and background bring richness to our program.


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