AHRQ Grantee Profiles

These profiles highlight AHRQ research training grantees whose work has led to significant changes in health care policy and notably influenced research and practice. AHRQ supports a range of research training and career development grant programs that help emerging health services researchers better understand, improve, and share knowledge about how health care is delivered in the United States.


Brian Jack, M.D. Reducing Avoidable Return Trips to the Hospital
Brian Jack, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
"I am truly grateful to AHRQ for our collaboration that led to RED, the toolkit, and dissemination of these ideas..."   More >>
Laying the Groundwork to Improve Diagnosis in Health Care
Mark L. Graber, M.D., Senior Fellow
RTI International
"The Agency’s continued support helped to sustain an annual conference series..."   More >>
Lucian Leape, M.D., Leading the Way on Research To Combat Preventable Medical Errors
Lucian Leape, M.D., Adjunct Professor of Health Policy
"AHRQ funding allowed me to conduct research on adverse events related to use of medications..."   More >>
Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D. Making Health Care Safer for Patients
Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality; Senior Vice President for Patient Safety and Quality; and Practicing Critical Care Physician
"If you want a [return] on our basic and clinical investments at NIH, you need AHRQ...'"   More >>
Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc. Improving Health Outcomes
Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., Acting Assistant Secretary for Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
"The AHRQ award allowed me to develop the expertise I needed to serve the New Orleans community...'"   More >>
Hardeep Singh, M.D., M.P.H. Improving Diagnostic Safety
Hardeep Singh, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Health Services Research
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
"Many senior researchers used to caution me saying, 'Are you sure you want to study this?..'"   More >>
Sanjeev Arora, M.D. Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes)
Sanjeev Arora, M.D., Director of Project ECHO
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
"AHRQ funding allowed us to create technology-supported networks of continual learning..."   More >>
Christopher P. Landrigan, M.D., M.P.H. Effects of Sleep Loss and Night Work on Patient Safety
Christopher P. Landrigan, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
"The primary focus of my research is patient safety..."   More >>\
M. Kate Bundorf, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.P.H. Health Plan Choice: Implications for Consumers and Purchasers
M. Kate Bundorf, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Health Research and Policy
Stanford University School of Medicine
"I'm very interested in how people make decisions…"   More >>
Jennifer E. DeVoe, M.D., D. Phil. Does Parental Health Insurance Loss Affect Children's Access to Care?
Jennifer E. DeVoe, M.D., D.Phil., Professor of Family Medicine
Oregon Health & Sciences University
"As a family physician, I’ve seen many patients…"   More >>
Glenn Flores, M.D. Insuring Uninsured Children
Glenn Flores, M.D., Distinguished Chair for Health Policy Research
Medica Research Institute
"By having the support of AHRQ, I was able to do my research but also mentor future generations of investigators…"   More >>
Page last reviewed March 2017
Page originally created December 2015
Internet Citation: AHRQ Grantee Profiles. Content last reviewed March 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/funding/grantee-profiles/index.html