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AHRQ Key Contacts

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) was established in 1989 as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. Reauthorizing legislation passed in November 1999 establishes AHRQ as the lead Federal agency on quality research. AHRQ, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the lead agency charged with supporting research designed to improve the quality of health care, reduce its cost, and broaden access to essential services. AHRQ's broad programs of research bring practical, science-based information to medical practitioners and to consumers and other health care purchasers.

Office of the Director
Richard G. Kronick, PhD
Phone: (301) 427-1200
Fax: (301) 427-1210

Deputy Director
Sharon B. Arnold, PhD
Phone: (301) 427-1206
Fax: (301) 427-1210

Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets
Virginia Mackay-Smith, Acting Director
Phone: (301) 427-1410
Fax: (301) 427-1430

Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends
Steven B. Cohen, PhD, Director
Phone: (301) 427-1406
Fax: (301) 427-1276

Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement
David Meyers, MD, Acting Director
Phone: (301) 427-1500
Fax: (301) 427-1595

Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
P. Jeffrey Brady, MD, MPH, Director
Phone: (301) 427-1322
Fax: (301) 427-1341

Office of Communications and Knowledge Transfer
Howard E. Holland, Director
Phone: (301) 427-1104
Fax: (301) 427-1873

Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations
Francis D. Chesley, Jr., MD, Director
Phone: (301) 427-1449
Fax: (301) 426-1562

Office of Management Services
Jeffrey Toven, Director/AHRQ Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (301) 427-1700
Fax: (301) 427-1792

Select AHRQ Offices and Centers for more information on Agency components.

Other Important Contacts:

Conference Center
(301) 427-1800

(301) 427-1774

Contract Information
(301) 427-1783

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
(301) 594-6665

Freedom of Information Act Requests
(301) 427-1866

Grant Information
(301) 427-1450

Congressional Affairs
(301) 427-1214

Media Inquiries
(301) 427-1244

Public Inquiries
(301) 427-1104

Publications Clearinghouse
(703) 437-2078 (when calling from outside the United States)

Public Inquiries
(301) 427-1104

888-586-6340 (hearing impaired only)

AHRQ Web Site
(301) 427-1897

Page last reviewed April 2015
Internet Citation: AHRQ Key Contacts. April 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.