Participant List

Expanding Research and Evaluation Designs to Improve the Science Base for Health Care and Public Health Quality Improvement Symposium

On September 13-15, 2005, AHRQ convened a meeting to examine public health quality improvement interventions.

David Abrams, Ph.D.
Director
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Kathryn Ahlport, M.S.P.H.
Program Manager
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Health Research Alliance
Research Triangle Park, NC

David Atkins, M.D., M.P.H.*
Chief Medical Officer
Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, MD

Anne-Marie J. Audet, M.D., M.Sc.
Vice President
Quality Improvement and Efficiency
The Commonwealth Fund
New York, NY

James B. Battles, Ph.D.
Senior Service Fellow for Patient Safety
Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, MD

Arne Beck, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Clinical Research Unit
Kaiser Permanente
Aurora, CO

Steven Berman, M.A.
Executive Editor
Joint Commission Resources, Publications
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Oakbrook, IL

Carolyn Berry, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor
Center for Health and Public Service Research
New York University
New York, NY

Joseph Betancourt, M.D., M.P.H.
Director
Disparities Strategies Center
Institute for Health Policy
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Peter Briss, M.D., M.P.H.*
Chief
Community Guide Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Peter I. Buerhaus, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN
Senior Associate Dean for Research
School of Nursing
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Ned Calonge, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist
Executive Director's Office
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Denver, CO

Alan James Roy Cameron, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Centre for Behavioural Research and Program Evaluation
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada

Thomas J. Chapel, M.A., M.B.A.
Senior Health Scientist
Office of the Director
Office of Strategy and Innovation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Martin P. Charns, D.B.A., M.B.A.
Director
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management Research
Boston VA Healthcare System
Boston, MA

Francis D. Chesley, Jr., M.D.
Director
Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, MD

Yen-pin Chiang, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, MD

Marshall Chin, M.D., M.P.H.***
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Carolyn Clancy, M.D.
Director
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, MD

David Colton, Ph.D., M.P.A.
Information Specialist
Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents
Staunton, VA

Lawton Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Officer
Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Bethesda, MD

Margaret Coopey, M.P.S., M.G.A., R.N.
Senior Health Policy Analyst
Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, MD

Benjamin Crabtree, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Family Medicine
The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Somerset, NJ

Frank Davidoff, M.D., MACP
Executive Editor
Annals of Internal Medicine
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Wethersfield, CT

Kelly J. Devers, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Health Administration and Family Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Barbara DeVinney, Ph.D.*
Project Manager
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
National Institutes of Health
Christiansburg, VA

Emily DeVoto, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.*
Senior Advisor for Public Health Policy
Office of Medical Applications of Research
National Institutes of Health
Rockville, MD

Molla Sloane Donaldson, Dr.P.H., M.S.*
Senior Scientist for Quality of Care Research and Policy
Outcomes Research Branch
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD

Denise Dougherty, Ph.D.*
Senior Advisor
Child Health and Quality Improvement
Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, MD

Marian F. Earls, M.D., M.T.S., FAAP
Medical Director
Access II/III
Guilford Child Health, Inc.
Greensboro, NC

Martin Eccles, M.D., M.B.
Professor of Clinical Effectiveness
Centre for Health Services Research
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne
England

Elizabeth Edgerton, M.D., M.P.H.
Director of Clinical Prevention
Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, MD

Paula Einhorn, M.D., M.S.
Medical Officer
Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institutes
Bethesda, MD

Rachael Evans, M.P.A.
Health Science Specialist
Health Services Research and Development
Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, DC

Lawrence J. Fine, M.D., Ph.D.*
Scientific Group Leader
Clinical Prevention and Translation
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Bethesda, MD

Ann Barry Flood, Ph.D.
Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences
Dartmouth Medical School
Hanover, NH

Steven Fox, M.D., M.P.H., S.M.
Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, MD

Joseph Francis Jr., M.D., M.P.H.*
Associate Director
Office of Research and Development
Health Services Research and Development
Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, DC

Constance Fung, M.D., M.S.H.S.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine/Health
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System/RAND
Santa Monica, CA

Theodore G. Ganiats, M.D.
Professor and Interim Chair
Family and Preventive Medicine
University of California at San Diego School of Medicine
La Jolla, CA

Daniel S. Gaylin, M.P.A.
Senior Vice President and Director
Health Survey, Program, and Policy Research
National Opinion Research Center
Washington, DC

Rosemary Gibson, M.S.
Senior Program Officer
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Princeton, NJ

Alan S. Go, M.D.
Research Scientist II and Senior Physician
Division of Research
Kaiser Permanente of Northern California
Oakland, CA

Marsha Gold, Sc.D.
Senior Fellow
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Washington, DC

Junius Gonzales, M.D.***
Division of Services and Intervention Health
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD

Lawrence Green, Dr.P.H.*
Adjunct Professor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Medicine and Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California at San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

David Haggstrom, M.D., M.C.R.
Cancer Prevention Fellow
Applied Research Program
National Cancer Institute
6130 Executive Boulevard, MSC 7344
Bethesda, MD

Michael I. Harrison, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Organizational and Systems Research
Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, MD

LeRoi S. Hicks, M.D., M.P.H.
Instructor
Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

M. Carolina Hinestrosa, M.A., M.P.H.
Executive Vice President
Programs and Planning
National Breast Cancer Coalition
Washington, DC

Richard Hirth, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Health Management and Policy
University of Michigan School of Public Health
Ann Arbor, MI

Charles J. Homer, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality
Cambridge, MA

David S.P. Hopkins, M.D., M.P.H.**
Staff Scientist
Community Guide Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Portland, OR

Susan Horn, Ph.D.
Vice President, Senior Scientist
Institute for Clinical Outcomes Research
International Severity Information Systems, Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT

Kelly Hunt, M.P.P
Research Officer
Research and Evaluation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Princeton, NJ

David M. Introcaso, Ph.D.
Evaluation Officer
Office of Performance, Accountability, Resources, and Technology
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, MD

Maulik Joshi, Dr.P.H.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, Inc.
Easton, MD

Douglas Kamerow, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief Scientist
Health, Social, and Economics Research
RTI International
Washington, DC

Emmett Keeler, Ph.D.**
Senior Mathematician
The RAND Corporation
Santa Monica, CA

Catarina I. Kiefe, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Division of Preventive Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Lawrence Kleinman, M.D., M.P.H.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Quality Matters, Inc.
Allentown, PA

Uma R. Kotagal, M.B.B.S., M.Sc.
Vice President for Quality and Transformation
Department of Clinical Effectiveness
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH

Bruce E. Landon, M.D., M.B.A.
Associate Professor of Healthcare Policy
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Carole Lannon, M.D., M.P.H.
Co-Director
The Center for Children's Healthcare Improvement
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Scott Leischow, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor for Tobacco Policy
Office of the Secretary
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD

Laura C. Leviton, Ph.D.**
Senior Program Officer
Department of Research and Evaluation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Princeton, NJ

Terry Lied, Ph.D.
Statistician
Office of Clinical Standards and Quality
Quality Improvement Group
Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Baltimore, MD

Nancy Maher, Ph.D.
Portfolio Manager, Rehabilitation Research
Office of Research and Development
Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, DC

Jill Marsteller, Ph.D., M.P.P.
Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD

Geraldine McGlynn, M.Ed.
Director
Center for Information Dissemination and Education Resources
Boston Veterans Affairs Healthcare Systems
Boston, MA

Linda McIvor, M.S., M.H.S.
Program Manager
QUERI and SDP Programs
Health Services Research & Development
Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, DC

Lori Melichar, Ph.D.
Economist
Department of Research and Evaluation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Princeton, NJ

Shawna Mercer, M.Sc., Ph.D.*
Health Scientist
Office of the Chief Science Officer
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Arnold Milstein, M.D., M.P.H.
Natural Healthcare Thought Leader
Health and Group Practice
Mercer Human Resource Consulting
San Francisco, CA

Brian S. Mittman, Ph.D.
Senior Social Scientist
Center for the Study of Healthcare
Provider Behavior
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Sepulveda, CA

Patricia Dolan Mullen, M.P.H., Dr.P.H.
Professor
Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences
University of Texas School of Public Health
Houston, TX

Alvin I. Mushlin, M.D., Sc.M.
Chairman
Department of Public Health
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, NY

Jack Needleman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Health Services
University of California at Los Angeles School of Public Health
Los Angeles, CA

Mary P. Nix, M.S., M.T.(A.S.C.P), S.B.B.
Service Fellow
Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, MD

Donna Gore Olsen
State Coordinator
Family Voices of Indiana
Indianapolis, IN

C. Tracy Orleans, Ph.D.*
Senior Scientist/Senior Program Officer
Department of Research and Evaluation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Princeton, NJ

Steven Ornstein, M.D.**
Professor of Family Medicine and Director
Practice Partner Research Network
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Elizabeth Ozer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of California at San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Debra Joy Perez, Ph.D., M.A., M.P.A.
Program Officer
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Princeton, NJ

Barry Portnoy, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor for Disease Prevention
Office of Disease Prevention
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Lloyd P. Provost, M.S.
Senior Fellow
Institute for Health Care Improvement
Austin, TX

Joan Reede, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.
Dean
Office for Diversity and Community Partnership
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Lisa V. Rubenstein, M.D., M.S.P.H.**
Professor
Health Services Research
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
North Hills, CA

Mary C. Ruhe, R.N.**
Department of Family Medicine
Research Division
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Susanne Salem-Schatz, Sc.D.
Principal
Health Care Quality Initiatives
Newton, MA

Karen M. Sanders, M.D.
Acting Chief
Office of Academic Affiliations
Veterans Health Administration
Richmond, VA

Rob Sanson-Fisher, Ph.D.
Professor of Health Behavior
School of Medicine
University of Newcastle
Newcastle, New South Wales
Australia

Stephen C. Schoenbaum, M.D., M.P.H.
Executive Vice President for Programs
The Commonwealth Fund
New York, NY

F. Douglas Scutchfield, M.D.
Peter P. Bosomworth Professor
College of Public Health
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Kaveh G. Shojania, M.D.
Assistant Professor
The Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario

Lisa A. Simpson, M.B., B.Ch., M.P.H.
Professor and All Children's Hospital Endowed Chair for Child Health Policy
Department of Pediatrics
University of South Florida
St. Petersburg, FL

Jean Slutsky, P.A., M.S.P.H.
Director
Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, MD

Jane Smith, M.S.C.
Deputy Editor
British Medical Journal
London
England

Leif I. Solberg, M.D.
Associate Medical Director for Care Improvement Research
Health Partners Research Foundation
Minneapolis, MN

Robert Spengler, Sc.D.
Director
Office of Public Health Research
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Theodore Speroff, Ph.D.
Director
Center for Patient Healthcare Behavior
Vanderbilt/Veterans Affairs
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center/Health Services Research
Nashville, TN

Mark Splaine, M.D., M.S.
Co-Director
Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences
VA National Quality Scholars Program
Dartmouth Medical School
Hanover, NH

Kurt C. Stange, M.D., Ph.D.***
Professor
Family Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Oncology & Sociology
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Cheryl B. Stetler, Ph.D., M.A.
Evidence-Based Practice and Evaluation Consultant
QUERI Program
Veteran Health Administration
Amherst, MA

David P. Stevens, M.D.
Vice President
Clinical Care Improvement
Association of American Medical Colleges
Washington, DC

Gautham Suresh, M.D., D.M., M.S.**
Assistant Professor
Division of Pediatrics
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Stephen H. Taplin, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Investigator
Applied Research Program
National Cancer Institute
Rockville, MD

Neil Thakur, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Implementation
Health Services Research and Development
Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, DC

Martina Vogel-Taylor, M.T.
Senior Advisor for Disease Prevention
Office of Disease Prevention
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Edward Wagner, M.D., M.P.H.**,***
Director
The Center for Health Studies
Group Health Cooperative
MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation
Seattle, WA

Paul Wallace, M.D.
Executive Director
Care Management Institute
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA

Abraham Wandersman, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

Gayle Weaver, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Allied Health
Division of Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Robin Weinick, Ph.D.
Institute for Health Policy
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Barbara Wells, Ph.D.
Health Services Researcher
Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Bethesda, MD

Sankey Williams, M.D.
Sol Katz Professor of Medicine
Associate Editor
Annals of Internal Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Steven H. Woolf, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor
Family Practice, Epidemiology and Community Health
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

*     Core Planning Group
**    Presenters
***  Commentators

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Internet Citation: Participant List: Expanding Research and Evaluation Designs to Improve the Science Base for Health Care and Public Health Quality Improvement Symposium. March 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/other/phqisymp/phqi9.html