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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:

Wendy Chen
R36 HS015580-01A1
State Community Benefit Laws and Hospital Response
University of North Carolina
Advisor: Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee, Ph.D.

Leslie Conwell
R36 HS16219-01
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.

Chandrakala Ganesh
R36 HS16331-01
Diffusion of Prescription Drugs for Alzheimer's Disease Among Older Adults
Pennsylvania State University, Hershey Medical Center
Advisor: Dennis Shea, Ph.D.

Janel Hanmer
R36 HS16574-01
Health Utility Estimates and Co- Occurring Conditions
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Advisor: Dennis Fryback, Ph.D.

Patrick High
R36 HS16583-01
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.

Briana Jegier
R36 HS16012-01A1
The Economics of Mother's Milk Feedings in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Saint Louis University
Advisor: Timothy McBride, Ph.D.

Lisa Nicholson
R36 HS016568-01
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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