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AHRQ names Senior Scholar-in-Residence on Domestic Violence

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) recently announced the selection of Jeffery H. Coben, M.D., as AHRQ's Domestic Violence Senior Scholar-in-Residence. Dr. Coben will work with AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research on several projects that will provide scientific information on the cost, quality, outcomes, and effectiveness of domestic violence screening and interventions available to domestic violence victims in health care settings.

Dr. Coben is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Surgery at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and Director of the Center for Violence and Injury Control at Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Allegheny General Hospital. He is an established authority in the field of injury and violence and has studied and published in peer-reviewed literature on the identification of domestic violence victims in medical settings and the effectiveness of treatment programs for both batterers and victims.

Dr. Coben received his B.S. from Springfield College in Springfield, MA, and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed a combined emergency medicine/internal medicine internship and residency program at Northwestern University Medical Center. His appointment is effective through July 15, 2001.

Editor's Note: AHRQ recently awarded funding for four new research projects to improve treatment and outcomes for victims of domestic violence. Select for more information.

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