AHRQ Grantee Profile: Michael Rinke, M.D., Ph.D.
AHRQ’s latest grantee profile features Michael Rinke, M.D., Ph.D., who focuses his research on improving the quality of care delivered to children in both the hospital and ambulatory settings.
Dr. Rinke, Medical Director of Pediatric Quality at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Dissemination and Implementation Science at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, found that central line-associated bloodstream infections occur three times more frequently in ambulatory settings than in hospitals, and the differences in care policies between homecare agencies and inpatient facilities were a contributing factor. Dr. Rinke has identified evidence-based strategies which improve the screening, diagnosis, and management of hypertension in children.
Dr. Rinke is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Several of his recent articles were published in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ journal, Pediatrics.