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Date:6/27/2010

n the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He is board certified in internal medicine, serves as a primary care physician, and attends on the general medicine inpatient service at BWH. His research focuses on the effects of intellectual property laws and regulatory policies on pharmaceutical development, the drug approval process, and the costs, availability, and use of prescription drugs both domestically and in resource-poor settings.

ARTICLE-OF-THE-YEAR AWARD

Deborah N. Peikes, Ph.D.

Dr. Peikes is recognized for her work as lead author on the article, "Effects of Care Coordination on Hospitalization, Quality of Care, and Health Care Expenditures Among Medicare Beneficiaries: 15 Randomized Trials," which appeared in the February 2010 issue of JAMA. The article was co-authored by Arnold Chen, Jennifer Schore and Randall Brown.

Dr. Peikes is a senior researcher at Mathematica Policy Research. She has technical and substantive expertise in studying how to improve the effectiveness of care coordination and disease management for people with chronic illnesses; delivery of primary care through medical homes; and health, employment, and social integration of beneficiaries with severe disabilities.

OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION AWARD

Janet R. Cummings, Ph.D.

Dr. Cummings is recognized for her doctoral dissertation, "Mental Health Counseling Use among Adolescents: An Elaboration of the Role of Contextual Sociodemographic Characteristics," at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health. Dr. Cummings is an assistant professor of health policy and management at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. Her primary research interests are in mental health services, geographic variations in health services and outcomes, racial/ethnic disparities in health care, and Medicare.


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