Healthcare Safety and Quality Improvement Research (HSQR) Study Section

October 18-19, 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.


Klompas, Michael, MD
Associate Professor
Department Of Population Medicine
Harvard Medical School and
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA 22150


Alexander, Gregory L., BSN, PhD*
Sinclair School of Nursing
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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

Boyce, Richard, PhD*
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Informatics
School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Brown, Joshua*
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy
University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Gainesville, FlL 32611

Cantor, Michael N., MD*
Director of Clinical Research Informatics and Associate Professor
Department of Population Health
School of Medicine
New York University
New York, NY 10016

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

Coffin, Susan E., MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Associate Hospital Epidemiologist
Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Crandall, Cameron, PhD, MD*
Professor & Vice Chair For Research
University of New Mexico
Department of Emergency Medicine
Albuquerque, NM 87131

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

Dalton, Vanessa K., MD, MPH*
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Davidson, Giana, MD*
Assistant Professor
Division of General Surgery 
Medical Director
Post-Acute Care UW-Medicine
Associate Medical Director UWMC 
Clinical Resource
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA 98195

Dilfo, Thomas S., FACS, MD*
Professor of Surgery
New York Medical College
Chief, Intra-Abdominal Transplantation
Department Of Surgery
Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, NY 10595

Dosa, David M., MPH, MD*
Associate Director
Providence VAMC Center of Innovation for Long Term
Associate Professor of Medicine & Health Service
Brown University
Providence, RI 20015

Ennis, Ronald D., MD*
Director, Radiation Oncology
Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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

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

Gebo, Kelly A., MPH, MD*
Division of Infectious Diseases
The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 21287

Ghaferi, Amir Abbas, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery & Business
Chief of General Surgery
Director of Bariatric Surgery, AAVA
Director, Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Griffey, Richard T., MPH, MD*
Associate Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO 63110

Halamek, Louis Patrick, MD
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

Hollenbeak, Christopher S., PhD*
Department of Surgery & Public Health Sciences
Division of Outcomes Research & Quality
Pennsylvania State University
College of Medicine
Hershey, PA 17033

Horwitz, Leora, MD*
Associate Professor
Director, Center for Healthcare Innovation
Division of Healthcare Delivery Science
NYU School of Medicine
New York, NY 10016

Howard, David H, PhD*
Associate Professor
Department of Health Policy & Management
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322

Kelly, Kimberly Michelle, PhD*
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy
School of Pharmacy
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506

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

Levy, Ronald S, MD*
Susan Brown Logan Distinguished Professor
Director, Patient Simulation Center
Department of Anesthesiology
The University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX 77555

Linder, Jeffrey, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Department Of Medicine
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL 60611

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

Medzon, Ron , MD*
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA 02118

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

Nishisaki, Akira, MD*
Attending Physician
Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care
Division of Critical Care Medicine
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Perry, Shawna J, MD
Associate Professor & Associate Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Florida
College of Medicine
Jacksonville, FL 32118

Raebel, Marsha Ann, PHMD
Senior Investigator
Institute for Health Research
Kaiser Permanente Colorado
Denver, CO 80231

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

Salgado, Cassandra D., MD
Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Medical University Of South Carolina
Charleston, SC 29425

Schnall, Rebecca, MPH, PhD, RN
Maey Dickey Lindsay Assistant Professor of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
School of Nursing
Columbia University
New York, NY 10032

Shojania, Kaveh G., MD
Professor & Vice Chair (Quality And Innovation)
Department of Medicine
University of Toronto
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

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
Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine & Public Health
Madison, WI 53705

Scientific Review Officer

Vo, Nghia M., MD
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

Thompson, Tara
Office of Extramural Research, Education, & Priority Populations
Agency for Healthcare Research &  Quality
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 December 2017
Page originally created May 2012
Internet Citation: Healthcare Safety and Quality Improvement Research (HSQR) Study Section. Content last reviewed December 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.