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AHRQ awards seven grants for health services research dissertation
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) supports dissertation research undertaken as part of an academic program to earn a research doctoral degree. Through this program, AHRQ seeks to expand the number of researchers who address its mission "to improve the quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of health care for all Americans."
Recently, AHRQ awarded seven dissertation grants to individuals from universities throughout the country:
State Community Benefit Laws and Hospital Response
University of North Carolina
Advisor: Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee, Ph.D.
Association Between Quality of Care for Diabetes and Medically Complex Conditions
John Hopkins University
Advisor: Chad Boult, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
Diffusion of Prescription Drugs for Alzheimer's Disease Among Older Adults
Pennsylvania State University, Hershey Medical Center
Advisor: Dennis Shea, Ph.D.
Health Utility Estimates and Co- Occurring Conditions
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Advisor: Dennis Fryback, Ph.D.
HIV Risk Assessment Practices of Primary Care Providers: A National Survey
Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
Advisor: Deborah C. Girasek, Ph.D., M.P.H.
The Economics of Mother's Milk Feedings in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Saint Louis University
Advisor: Timothy McBride, Ph.D.
Racial and Ethnic Variation in Adolescent Obesity: A Multilevel Study of Neighborhoods
Ohio State University
Advisor: Christopher R. Browning, Ph.D.
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