Healthcare Safety and Quality Improvement Research (HSQR) Study Section

February 15 - 16, 2017
Roster of members of the study section which reviews R01/R18 large research grant applications, R03 small research grant applications, and R13 large conference grant applications related to healthcare safety and quality improvement research.


Patterson, Mary D., MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
George Washington University
Associate Vice Chair Medical Education
Executive Director of Simulation
Washington, DC 20052


Bellamy, Gail R, PhD
Professor and Director, Florida Blue Center for Rural Health Research and Policy
College of Medicine
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32304

Catchpole, Kenneth, PhD
Professor, Endowed Chair in Clinical Practice and Human Factors  
Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC 29425

Chen, Hua, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy
College of Pharmacy
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77030

Chen, Hsueh-Fen, PhD*
Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management
University Of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR 72205

Chou, Ann F, PhD*
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
College of Medicine University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Cutrona, Sarah Leleiko, MD, MPH
Physician Researcher, Veterans Health Administration HSRD Coin
Associate Professor of Medicine and Quantitative Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital
Bedford, MA 01730

Dilfo, Thomas, FACS, MD
Professor of Surgery, New York Medical College
Chief Quality Officer, Department Of Surgery
Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, NY 10595

Fernandez, Rosemarie, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98115

France, Daniel Joseph, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology and Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN 37212

Ghaferi, Amir Abbas, MD*
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Chief of General Surgery and Director of Bariatric Surgery
Director, Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Halamek, Louis Patrick, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine
Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine
Palo Alto, CA 94305

Hernandez-Boussard, Tina, PhD*
Associate Professor, Surgery, Medicine, Biomedical Data Sciences
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA 94305

Hsia, Shaochung Victor, PhD*
Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences School of Pharmacy
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, MD 21853

Joseph, Anjali, PhD
Associate Professor, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Endowed Chair in Architecture and Health Design
Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634

Ladner, Daniela P., MD*
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director, Northwestern University Transplant Outcomes Collaborative (NUTORC)
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL 60611

Lee, Bruce Y, MBA, MD
Associate Professor of International Health
Director, Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC)
Director of Operations Research, International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC)
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD 21205

Li, Xinning MD*
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery
Boston University Athletics-Team Physician
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA 02118

Linder, Jeffrey, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care
Brigham And Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02120

Mancino, Michael J., MD*
Associate Professor,Center for Addiction Services and Treatment Psychiatry
Psychiatric Research Institute
University of Arkansas for Medical Services
Little Rock, AR 72205

McGregor, Jessina C., PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy
Oregon State University
Portland, OR 97239

Moffatt-Bruce, Susan D., MD, PhD
Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer
Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs Quality and Patient Safety
Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Informatics
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH 43210

Price, Michael J PhD*
Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, RI 02903

Rothberg, Michael B, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair for Research Medicine Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH 44195

Schnall, Rebecca, MPH, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, School Of Nursing
Columbia University
New York, NY 10032

Shanley, Charles J., MD
Professor of Surgery
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Detroit, MI 48073

Solenski, Nina J., MD*
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
University of Virginia Stroke Center
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Thom, Kerri, MD*
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
University of Maryland School Of Medicine
Baltimore, MD 21201

Towers, Adele L MD*
Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry
Division of Geriatric Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Van Eeghen, Constance, DRPH, MHSA, MBA, DRPH*
Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine—Research
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405

Vaughan Sarrazin, Mary S, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242

Walsh, Kathleen Elizabeth, MD
Associate Professor, Director of Safety Research
James M Anderson Center of Health System Excellence
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH 45229

Wetterneck, Tosha Beth, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI 53705

Zimrin, Ann MD*
Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Greenebaum Cancer Center
Baltimore, MD 21201

Scientific Review Officer

Vo, Nghia M., MD
Scientific Review Officer
Division of Scientific Review (DSR)
Office of Extramural Research Education and Priority Populations (OEREP)
Agency of Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)
Rockville, MD 20857

Extramural Support Assistance

Sullivan, Chivonne L.
Program Analyst, Division of Scientific Review (DSR)
Office of Extramural Research, Education & Priority Populations(OEREP)
Agency of Healthcare Research & 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.

Page last reviewed February 2017
Page originally created May 2012
Internet Citation: Healthcare Safety and Quality Improvement Research (HSQR) Study Section. Content last reviewed February 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.