Staff Biographies

Nurses at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

To facilitate contact with AHRQ nurses in the various Agency Centers and Offices, Email addresses and program areas are provided. Although not all Centers and Offices have nurses on staff, these nurses are prepared to assist you in locating Agency information, in addition to discussing their particular areas of interest.

Jennifer E. Moore, PhD, RN
Patient Centered Outcomes Research Service Fellow
Program Areas: Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR), implementation science, evidence-based care, maternal child and women’s health care, global health, and minority health.
Biosketch: Dr. Moore is the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Fellow at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Within her role, Dr. Moore manages a large portfolio of PCOR grants and contracts, co-leads national patient safety and women’s health initiatives, and maintains a program of intramural research. Her scholarly interests are related to improving outcomes in women’s health through evidence-based practices within an implementation science framework. Prior to joining AHRQ, her federally funded program of research led to the development of the “Evidence Informed Decision Making through Engagement Model” that emphasizes the critical role of patients in implementing evidence-based practices in healthcare. Dr. Moore has been actively involved in numerous federally funded domestic and international research projects while at the University of Michigan; including her work at the University’s CTSA, Michigan Institute for Clinical Health Research. Dr. Moore has served as the Executive Director for the Institute for Nursing Centers, as the Senior Magnet Program Analyst at the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and the Director of Government Relations at the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Furthermore, Dr. Moore volunteers as a nurse at the Center for Hope Family Health and Birth Center, a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in Washington, DC. She received a Bachelor degree in Nursing, Master of Science degree in Nursing, Health Administration and Health Policy, and a PhD in Nursing, Health Administration and Health Policy from the University of Michigan.

Marjorie Shofer, MBA, BSN
Program Areas: Knowledge transfer.
Biosketch: Margie Shofer joined the Office of Communications and Knowledge Transfer in 2000, and works on a number of different efforts to translate health services research findings into practice and policy decisions. Prior to working at AHRQ, Ms. Shofer was a senior policy analyst with the American Association of Health Plans and was responsible for analyzing State and Federal legislative and regulatory activities impacting managed care plans. Before that, she worked at the National Conference of State Legislatures where, as assistant staff to the Health Committee, she represented state legislatures before Congress and the Federal government. She also spent three years as committee staff for the House Environmental Matters Committee of the Maryland General Assembly, where she was responsible for analyzing all health legislation assigned to the committee. Ms. Shofer began her health care career working as an RN at a major teaching hospital in Philadelphia. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and from Boston University's MBA program where she concentrated in health care management.

Carol Stocks, MHSA, RN
Program Analyst
Program Areas: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, data privacy.
Biosketch: Ms. Stocks provides assistance and support to the Health Care Utilization Project (HCUP), a Federal-State-industry partnership in health care data. She works directly with the HCUP Data Coordinator to fulfill project officer responsibilities and develop State partner relationships. She provides administrative, organizational, and clinical support to senior staff conducting health care research. Ms. Stocks serves as an Agency resource for policies on data security and protection of privacy in health care data, especially as it relates to use of administrative data, and serves as Privacy Coordinator for AHRQ's implementation of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Ms. Stocks received her BSN from George Mason University, and has extensive experience in hospital nursing. She received her Master of Health Services Administration from George Washington University. She is currently enrolled in a PhD program at the Graduate School of Nursing, Uniformed Services University for Health Sciences.

Current as of September 2014
Internet Citation: Staff Biographies: Nurses at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). September 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.