Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets (CDOM): Staff Biographies
Pamela Owens, PhD, is a senior research scientist with CDOM, within the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Dr. Owens is responsible for the development of the desktop software tool—MONAHRQ—which allows organizations to easily generate a health care reporting Website using their own data or publicly available measures. She also helps with the design, management and dissemination of ambulatory surgery and emergency department data through the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) and serves as a liaison to HCUP Partners. She is currently also involved in the development of AHRQ Quality Indicators.
Dr. Owens' research experience and interests span a wide array of topic areas, including the quality of care for children, treatment of mental health conditions, quality of care in the ambulatory surgery settings, quality of emergency care for low-income populations, hospital readmissions, and comparative effectiveness research. Her work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Medical Care, Health Services Research, Annals of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Academic Pediatrics, Ambulatory Pediatrics, Academic Emergency Medicine, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Psychiatric Services, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Owens received a Ph.D. in epidemiology and health policy from Yale University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also has six years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist.
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