Health Care Research Training (HCRT) Study Section Members

October 19-20, 2017

Roster of members of the study section which reviews research training and career development grants.


Hsu, John,  MD, MBA, MSCE
Associate Professor of Medicine
Program for Clinical Economics & Policy Analysis
Mongan Institute for Health Policy
Massachusetts General Hospital 
Boston, MA  02114


Ancker, Jessica S, PhD*
Associate Professor
Department of Healthcare Policy and Research
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY 10065

Arbaje, Alicia Ines, MD, MPH, PhD*
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Transitional Care Research
Center for Transformative Geriatrics Research
John Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD 21224

Burkhart, Elizabeth, PhD
Associate Professor
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago IL 60626

Burns, Edith A, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Geriatrics
Medical College of Wisconsin
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Milwaukee, WI 53295

Deshpande, Abhishek, PhD*
Assistant Professor
Department Of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH 44106

Elder, Nancy C, MD, MPH
Department of Family & Community Medicine
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Freund, Karen, MD
Professor & Vice Chair Of Medicine
Institute for Clinical Research & Health Policy Studies 
Tufts Medical Center
Tufts University
Boston, MA 02111

Fuji, Kevin T, PharmD, MD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Director, Center for Health Services Research and Patient Safety
Creighton University
Omaha, NE 68178

Gray, Stacy W, MA, MD*
Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics 
Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
City of Hope Compressive Cancer Center
Boston, MA 02215

Irwin, Charles E, MD
Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine
Director, Health Policy, Dept. of Pediatrics
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
San Francisco, CA 94143-0503

Litvin, Cara B., MD, MS
PPRNET Investigator
Division of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC 29425

Lu, Bo, PhD*
Associate Professor
Division of Biostatistics
College of Public Health
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Oh 43210

Mays, Glen P., PhD
Professor & Chair
Health Services and Systems Research
College of Public Health
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40536

McHugh, Megan, PhD*
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL 60654

Meara, Ellen R., PhD*
Associate Professor
Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice
Lebanon, NH 03766

Merwin, Elizabeth I, PhD
Ann Henshaw Gardiner Professor of Nursing
Executive Vice Dean
Duke University School of Nursing
School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry & Behavior Science
Durham, NC 27710

Meurer, Linda, MD, MPH
Director, Academic Fellowship in Primary Care Research
Department of Family & Community Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Mullins, Daniel C, PhD
Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Baltimore, MD 21201

Naik, Aanand D, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Policy
Houston Center for Innovations in Quality, Safety and Effectiveness
Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX  77004

Nembhard, Ingrid, PhD
Associate Professor
Health Policy &  Management
Yale School of Public Health,
Yale School of Management
New Haven, CT 06520-803

Newgard, Craig, MD, MPH
Professor of Emergency Medicine & Public Health & Preventive Medicine
Departments of Emergency Medicine & Public Health
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR 97239

Peterson, Kevin Arthur, MD, MPH
Director, Center of Excellence in Primary Care
Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55105

Schmid, Christopher H, PhD
Professor of Biostatistics
Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health
Brown University School of Public Health
Providence, RI 02912

Snyder, Margie E, PharmD, MPH*
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Community Pharmacy Programs
Purdue University
College of Pharmacy
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Staudenmayer, Kristan L., MD, MS, FACS*
Associate Professor of Surgery Gordon and
Betty Moore Endowed Faculty Scholar
Division of Trauma Emergency Surgery & Surgical Critical Care
Department of Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, CA 94305

Sumner, Walton, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO 63110

Weech-Maldonado, Robert, PhD
Professor and L.R. Jordan Endowed Chair
Department of Health Services Administration
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294

Wisnivesky, Juan P, MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY 10029

Scientific Review Officer

Azadegan, Ali A, DVM, PhD
Scientific Review Officer
Division of Scientific Review (DSR)
Office of Extramural Research Education and Priority Populations (OEREP)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Rockville, MD 20857

Extramural Support Assistant

Robinson, Diana C.
Program Analyst
Division of Scientific Review (DSR)
Office of Extramural Research Education and Priority Populations (OEREP)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Rockville, MD 20857

* Temporary Member. For grant applications, temporary members may participate in the entire meeting or may review only selected applications as needed.

Consultants are required to absent themselves from the room during the review of any application if their presence would constitute or appear to constitute a conflict of interest.

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Page originally created June 2012
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