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AHRQ names Deborah A. Zarin, M.D., as new director for technology assessment

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has named Deborah A. Zarin, M.D., as the new Director of the Technology Assessment Program within AHRQ's Center for Practice and Technology Assessment (CPTA). She comes to this position from the American Psychiatric Association where she served as Deputy Medical Director and Director of the Office of Quality Improvement and Psychiatric Services.

Dr. Zarin is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard University's School of Medicine. She performed her residency in psychiatry at McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA. She served as a technical expert for AHRQ's evidence reports on the treatment of depression and on the treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Over the past 4 years she has served as project director and co-director of such projects as the Psychiatric Research Network of the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Practice Research Network of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Zarin has published extensively and is a contributing editor for the Journal of Practical Psychiatry and Behavioral Health.

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