AHRQ Key Contacts

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) was established in 1989 as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. Reauthorizing legislation passed in November 1999 establishes AHRQ as the lead Federal agency on quality research. AHRQ, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the lead agency charged with supporting research designed to improve the quality of health care, reduce its cost, and broaden access to essential services. AHRQ's broad programs of research bring practical, science-based information to medical practitioners and to consumers and other health care purchasers.

Offices and Centers

Office of the Director
Gopal Khanna, M.B.A.
Phone: (301­) 427­-1200
Fax: (301­) 427­-1210
Email: gopal.khanna@ahrq.hhs.gov

Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement
Arlene Bierman, M.D., M.S., Director
Phone: (301) 427-1500
Fax: (301) 427-1596
Email: arlene.bierman@ahrq.hhs.gov

Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends
Joel W. Cohen, Ph.D., Director
Phone: (301) 427-1406
Fax: (301) 427-1276
Email: joel.cohen@ahrq.hhs.gov

Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
P. Jeffrey Brady, M.D., M.P.H., Director
Phone: (301) 427-1322
Fax: (301) 427-1341
Email: jeff.brady@ahrq.hhs.gov

Office of Communications
Howard E. Holland, Director
Phone: (301) 427-1364
Fax: (301) 427-1873
Email: howard.holland@ahrq.hhs.gov

Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations
Francis D. Chesley, Jr., M.D., Director
Phone: (301) 427-1449
Fax: (301) 426-1562
Email: francis.chesley@ahrq.hhs.gov

Office of Management Services
Jeffrey Toven, Director/AHRQ Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (301) 427-1700
Fax: (301) 427-1792
Email: jay.toven@ahrq.hhs.gov

Select AHRQ Offices and Centers for more information on Agency components.

Other Important Contacts:

(301) 427-1774

Contract Information
(301) 427-1783

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
(301) 443-5363

Freedom of Information Act Requests
(301) 427-1217

Grant Information
(301) 427-1450

Congressional Affairs
(301) 427-1214

Media Inquiries
(301) 427-1864

Public Inquiries
(301) 427-1104

AHRQ Web Site
(301) 427-1897

Page last reviewed September 2019
Page originally created November 2011
Internet Citation: AHRQ Key Contacts. Content last reviewed September 2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/about/organization/contacts/key-contacts.html
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