Peer Review at AHRQ

Descriptions of the AHRQ Peer Review Standing Study Section rosters.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has one chartered Health Services Research Initial Review Group (IRG) responsible for the peer review of grant applications submitted for study section review. This IRG is comprised of four subcommittees or study sections, each with a particular emphasis around which peer reviewer expertise is assembled. Descriptions of these study sections and links to their rosters follows.

Select for the Peer Review Meeting Schedule for Fiscal Year 2015.

Attention Potential Reviewers: The Division of the Scientific Review (DSR) of AHRQ is seeking nominations for scientific reviewers to join AHRQ Peer Review Teams to evaluate grant applications submitted to AHRQ. If you are interested in being considered, please contact the Director of Scientific Review, Dr. Kishena Wadhwani at Kishena.Wadhwani@ahrq.hhs.gov for additional information.

Health Care Research Training (HCRT) Study Section
(Select for Roster)
Conducts scientific peer review for individual and institutional training and career development applications, including Dissertation Grant (R36); National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Fellowship for Minority Students (F31); National Research Service Award (NRSA) Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32); Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08); and Independent Scientist Award (K02).

Healthcare Systems & Value Research (HSVR) Study Section
(Select for Roster)
Conducts scientific peer review for research grant applications addressing the organization and functioning of the health care system, including topics of access, cost, financing arrangements, market aspects and workforce conditions.

Health Care Effectiveness and Outcomes Research (HEOR) Study Section
(Select for Roster)
Conducts scientific peer review for research grant applications related to the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care, including clinical outcomes studies and evidence-based medicine, as well as studies to develop/test quality measures, methods, tools and indicators.

Healthcare Information Technology Research (HITR) Study Section
(Select for Roster #1) (Select for Roster #2)
Conducts scientific peer review for research grant applications on the development, application and evaluation of technologies relevant to health care, including analyses of their cost effectiveness. Applications concerned with the science of decision making or health information technology or also dissemination and implementation of research findings are assigned to this study section.

Healthcare Safety & Quality Improvement Research (HSQR)
(Select for Roster)
Conducts scientific peer review for research grant applications on identifying risks and hazards that lead to medical errors and identifying solutions to prevent patient injury associated with delivery of health care.

AHRQ Division of Scientific Review (DSR) Contact Information

Name E-mail Address Phone
Division Director    
Kishena Wadhwani, Ph.D., MPH Kishena.Wadhwani@ahrq.hhs.gov (301) 427-1556
Scientific Review Officers    
Boris Aponte, Ph.D., CDR, UPHS Boris.Aponte@ahrq.hhs.gov (301) 427-1396
Ali Azadegan, VMD, Ph.D. Ali.Azadegan@ahrq.hhs.gov (301) 427-1869
Andrew Louden, Ph.D. Andrew.Louden@ahrq.hhs.gov (301) 427-1183
Ileana Ponce-Gonzalez, M.D., MPH, CNC Ileana.Ponce-Gonzalez@ahrq.hhs.gov (301) 427-1769
Ying Tian, M.D., Ph.D. Ying.Tian@ahrq.hhs.gov (301) 427-1530
Nghia Vo, M.D. Nghia.Vo@ahrq.hhs.gov (301) 427-1191
Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Peer Review at AHRQ. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/funding/process/study-section/peerrev.html