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AcademyHealth honors leading health services researchers
Date:6/27/2010

BOSTON (June 27, 2010) AcademyHealth announced its 2010 award winners today, recognizing leading researchers in different stages of their careers for significant contributions for the fields of health services research and policy.

"These prestigious awards, each independently selected by distinguished leaders from our field, honor new and established leaders whose research advances policy and practice to improve health and health care," said W. David Helms, Ph.D., president and CEO of AcademyHealth.

The following awards will be presented at the 2010 Annual Research Meeting, June 27-29 in Boston:

DISTINGUISHED INVESTIGATOR AWARD

Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc.

Dr. Iezzoni is professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Mongan Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital. She previously spent 16 years in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Iezzoni has conducted numerous studies for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institutes of Health, the Medicare agency, and private foundations on various topics, including evaluating methods for predicting costs, clinical outcomes, and substandard quality of care.

The Distinguished Investigator Award recognizes investigators who have made significant and lasting contributions to the field of health services research through scholarship, teaching, advancement of science and methods, and leadership. Notable past recipients include David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Karen Davis, Ph.D., The Commonwealth Fund; Mark V. Pauly, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; and Uwe Reinhardt, Ph.D., Princeton University.

ALICE S. HERSH NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARD

Aaron S. Kesselheim, M.D., J.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Kesselheim is an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School and a faculty member i
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