Research Training Staff Contacts

Contact information for AHRQ staff responsible for health care research training and career development (pre- and post-doctoral fellowships, and dissertations) awards.

Research Training and Career Development activities are administered by the Division of Research Education in the Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations (OEREP).


Karen Rudzinski, PhD, Director (—general program information.
Kay Anderson, PhD (—general program information and the following individual mentored and independent career development programs—K01, K02, K08.
Shelley Benjamin, MSW (—general program information, the postdoctoral fellowship (F32) program, and the National Research Service Award (NRSA) institutional training programs (T32).
Jennifer Moore, PhD, RN (—Infrastructure Development Program in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) (R24), the PCOR institutional Career Development and Postdoctoral Training Awards for Comparative Effectiveness Research (K12), and the NRSA institutional training program (T32).
Gregory Stuppard, MA (—general program information, administrative point of contact on all intramural and extramural training and career development opportunities in AHRQ.
Tamara Willis, PhD, MPH (—general program information, the PCOR Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00), the AHRQ Mentored Career Enhancement Award in Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) (K18), and the dissertation program (R36).

Technical Assistance

For technical assistance from staff on proposed projects, telephone or Email staff as listed below. It is always helpful to include a short prospectus of your planned application (one paragraph to three pages) with your questions included.

In most instances, staff will provide responses to questions within 2 weeks. As Application Deadline Dates approach, responses may take longer.

For further information on any research training programs please contact:

Division of Research Education
Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations (OEREP)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
540 Gaither Road, Suite 2000
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 427-1349


Page last reviewed October 2012
Internet Citation: Research Training Staff Contacts. October 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.