Healthcare Safety and Quality Improvement Research (HSQR) Study Section

February 2016
Roster of members of the study section which reviews R01/R18 large research grant applications, R03 small research grant applications, and R13 large conference grant applications related to healthcare safety and quality improvement research.


Patterson, Mary, MD, EdD (2017)
Children's National Medical Center
Associate Vice Chair of Education
Executive Director of Simulation and Research
Washington, DC


Alexander, Gregory, PhD, RN (2016)
Professor, Sinclair School of Nursing     
University of Missouri     
School of Nursing 
Columbia MO 65211

Catchpole, Kenneth, PhD (2016)
Endowed Chair in Human Factors  
Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC 29425

Coffin, Susan, MD, MPH (2019)
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases
Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Dilfo, Thomas, MD, FACS (2017)
Professor of Surgery
New York Medical College
Vice Chair for Quality
Department of Surgery
Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, NY  10595

Evans, Charlesnika, PhD, MPH (2016) (Federal Reviewer)
Research Health Scientist
Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care and National Center for Occupational Health and Infection Control
Department of Veterans Affairs
Hines, IL 60141

Fargason, Crayton, MD, MBA (2016)
Chief Medical Officer
Children’s Hospital of Alabama
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Birmingham, AL 35223

France, Daniel, PhD, MPH (2017)
Research Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN 37212

Halamek, Louis, MD (2018)
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine
Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Kelen, Gabor, MD (2016)
Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland 21287

Kuo, Grace M, PharmD, MPH, PhD (2016)
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Associate Dean for Academic Clinical Affairs
University of California, San Diego
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
La Jolla, CA 92093-0748

Lee, Grace, MD, MPH (2016)
Associate Professor of Population Medicine & Pediatrics
Department of Population Medicine
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA 02215

Meier, Andreas, MD (2016)
Rissa and Michael Ratner Professor in Pediatric Surgery
Department of Surgery
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY 13210

Moffatt-Bruce, Susan, PhD, MD (2019)
Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer
Department of Surgery
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, 43210

Ostrowsky, Belinda MD, MPH (2016)
Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY 10467

Perry, Shawna, MD (2018)
Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA  23298

Sarrazin, Mary, PhD (2019)
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Iowa
Carver College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA 52242

Schnall, Rebecca, RN, MPH, PhD (2018)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
School of Nursing
Columbia University
New York, NY 10032

Shanley, Charles, MD (2017)
Professor of Surgery
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Royal Oak, MI 48073

Smith, Marie, PharMD (2016)
Henry A. Palmer Professor and Assistant Dean
Pharmacy Practice and Policy Partnerships
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy Storrs, CT 06269

Snyder, Rita Ann, PhD, RN (2018)
Research Professor, College of Nursing
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721

Wessell, Andrea M., PharmD (2016)
Research Associate Professor
Department of Family Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC 29425

Wetterneck, Tosha B., MD, MS (2018)
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health
Interim Medical Director for Patient Safety
UW Health
Department of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Madison, WI 53705

AD HOC Reviewers

Anderson, Lori, PhD, RN
Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
College of Nursing
Augusta University
Augusta, GA 30912

Birnbach, David, MD, MPH
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Associate Dean, Patient Safety and Quality
University of Miami
Miller School of Medicine
Jackson Memorial Hospital               
Miami, FL 33136        

Chou, Ann F., PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Dalton, Jo Ann, MSN, EdD
Professor Emeritus
School of Nursing
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Davidson, Giana, M.D, MPH
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Department of General Surgery and Surgical Outcomes Research Center
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

Fahs, Marianne, MPH, PhD
Professor, School of Public Health at Hunter College
City University of New York
New York, NY 10035

Fontaine, Patricia MD, M.S.
Senior Clinical Investigator
HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research
Bloomington, MN 55425

Levy, Ronald, MD             
Susan Brown Logan Distinguished Professor
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
The University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas 77555

Murray, David, MD
Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Washington University School of Medicine
St Louis, MO. 63110

Raab, Stephen, MD
Professor of Pathology
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Department of Pathology
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS 39216

Sultana, Carmen, MD
Chief, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Weill Lincoln Medical Center
Bronx, NY 10451

Walsch, Kathleen, MD
Director of Safety Research
James M Anderson Center of Health System Excellence
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio  45229

Xiao, Yan, PhD
Director of Human Factors and Patient Safety Science
Baylor Scott & White Health
Dallas, TX 75206

Scientific Review Officer

Louden, Andrew N, PhD, MS, BA
Scientific Review Officer
Division of Scientific Review (DSR)
Office of Extramural Research Education and Priority Populations (OEREP)
Agency of Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857

Extramural Support Assistance

Sullivan, Chivonne
Program Analyst
Division of Scientific Review
Office of Extramural Research, Education & Priority Populations
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
Rockville, MD 20857

Page last reviewed February 2016
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