Health Care Effectiveness and Outcomes Research (HEOR) Study Section Members

October 18-19, 2017

Roster of members of the study section which reviews applications concerned with the organization and functioning of the healthcare effectiveness.


Herrinton, Lisa J, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
Division of Research
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA  94556


Amin, Alpesh, MD
Department of Medicine
University of California, Irvine
Orange County, CA 92868

Bray, Jeremy W, PhD*
Professor & Head
Department of Economics
Bryan School of Business and Economics
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Greensboro, NC 27402

Carle, Adam Christopher, PhD*
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH 45229

Caskey, Rachel, MD*
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60612

Chang, David C, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery, Codman Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA 02114

Chu, Haitao, MD, PhD*
Associate Professor
Division of Biostatistics
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Dickert, Neal Workman Jr., MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Cardiology
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA 30322

Dillard, Denise A, PhD
Research Director
South Central Foundation
Anchorage, AK 99508

Esnaola, Nestor F, MPH, MD, MBA
Professor & Vice-Chair
Department of Surgical Oncology
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Fonnesbeck, Christopher, PhD*
Assistant Professor
Department of Biostatistics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN 37232

Gaugler, Joseph E., PhD
Center on Aging
University of Minnesota School of Nursing
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Gold, Rachel, PhD 
Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Health Research
Portland, OR 97227

Graves, John A., PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy
Vanderbilt University
School of Medicine
Nashville, TN 37203

Gurney, Mary K, PhD*
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Midwestern University
College of Pharmacy—Glendale
Glendale, AZ 85308

Ho, Bing, MD*
Assistant Professor
Northwester Medical Faculty Foundation
Chicago, IL 60611

Holtrop, Jodi Summers, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Family Medicine
University of Colorado, Denver
Aurora, CO 80045

Janssens, A Cecile J W, PhD*
Department of SPH: Epidemiology
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322

Jonas, Daniel E, MD, MPH
Associate Professor and Section Chief for Research
Division of General Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology
University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill
Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Kripalani, Sunil, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37232

Kruse Robin L, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Department of Family & Community Medicine
University Of Missouri, Columbia
MA306 Medical Sciences Building
Columbia, MO 65212

Kymes, Steven M, PhD*
Health Economics and Outcomes Research
Lundbeck US
Deerfield, IL 60015

McHugh, Matthew D, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
School of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Murad, Mohammed Hassan, MD, MPH
Evidence-Based Practice Program
Division of Preventive Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN 55905

Peterson, Lars Eric, MD
Research Director
Department of Family and Community Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40511

Prosser, Lisa A, PhD
Associate Professor
Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit
Department of Pediatrics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Schoelles, Karen, MD
Medical Director
ECRI Institute Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Consulting
Department of Technology Assessment
ECRI Institute
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19002

Shen, Jay J, PhD
Associate Dean
School of Community Health Sciences
Professor of Healthcare Administration & Policy
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV 89154

Sommers, Benjamin D, MD, PhD*
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Economics
Department of Health Policy & Management
Harvard School of Public Health
Boston, MA 02115

Stearns, Sally C, PhD
Department of Health Policy&  Management
The Gillings School Of Global Public Health
The University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Stulberg, Jonah James, MPH, PhD, MD*
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL 60611

Wilcox, Adam Benjamin, PhD
Director of Clinical Databases & Associate Professor
Department of Medical Informatics
Primary Children's Medical Center
Intermountain Healthcare
Salt Lake City, UT 84107

Wittenberg, Eve, PhD
Senior Scientist & Lecturer
Center for Health Decision Science
Harvard School of Public Health
Boston, MA 02115

Zangwill, Kenneth Matthew, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Director, Infection Prevention and Control
Professor of Pediatrics
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, CA 90502

Zorrilla, Carmen D, MD*
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Maternal Infant Studies Center
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Rio Piedras, PR 00935

Scientific Review Officer

Torio, Celeste M, PhD, MPH
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

Faxton, Margot D, BA
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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