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AcademyHealth honors leading health services researchers
Date:6/27/2009

, how providers respond to incentives, quality of care, health care disparities, and how each of these areas intersects with payment policy.

Rachel Werner, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Werner is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Core Investigator with the VA Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D) Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion. Dr. Werner's research seeks to understand the role of quality improvement initiatives on provider behavior, the organization of health care, racial disparities, and overall health care quality.

ARTICLE-OF-THE-YEAR AWARD

Amal Trivedi, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Trivedi is recognized for his work as lead author on the article, "Insurance Parity and the Use of Outpatient Mental Health Care Following a Psychiatric Hospitalization," which appeared in the December 2009 issue of JAMA. The article was co-authored by Shailender Swaminathan and Vincent Mor.

Dr. Trivedi is assistant professor of community health at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and research investigator at the Providence VA Medical Center. His research interests include measurement of quality in health care, racial and socioeconomic disparities in health care, and patient and provider incentives that impact the quality and equity of care.

DISSERTATION AWARD

Andrew Ryan, Ph.D., M.A.
Dr. Ryan is recognized for his doctoral dissertation, "The Design of Value-Based Purchasing in Medicare: Theory and Empirical Evidence," which evaluated the effectiveness of hospital-based pay-for-performance and quality reporting programs and their relation to Medicare. Dr. Ryan is a post-doctoral fellow at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and will be joining the faculty of the Weill Cornell Medical College this fall.


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