Health & Design Fellowship

Fellows will develop the skills and insights needed to shape the future of health and design.

Program Overview

Realizing the vision of Health in All Design will require a new hybrid workforce that can fluidly move across domains of design, research and healthcare. The Health & Design Fellowship is designed to train early to middle career architects, planners and designers from industry in the most rigorous tools of health services research that will enable them as transformative leaders in practice.

The Health & Design fellow will train within the National Clinician Scholars Program at the University of Michigan. During the two-year fellowship based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the fellow will acquire and hone a robust set of skills in qualitative and quantitative clinical research methods, organizational & social change, program development & evaluation, team management, implementation science, innovation, and policy analysis. Strong emphasis will be placed on the fellow becoming independently proficient in handling large data sets ("big data"), interpreting complex study designs, and executing robust analyses. The fellow will complete a practicum-based Masters Degree and be highly mentored by faculty from medicine, health policy, architecture and planning.

While academic scholarship is valued and part of the experience, we expect fellows to ultimately take on a breadth of high-impact career trajectories including continued academics, return to industry or entire career pivots into emerging leadership positions centered around design and health.


  • Annual Salary Stipend
  • Masters Degree Tuition Coverage
  • Research Stipend


  • Degree in architecture, urban planning or related design field
  • Relocation to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the duration of the fellowship

To apply, please submit a CV and a one page personal statement to [email protected].