HSR&D Scientific Merit Review Board
The HSR&D Scientific Merit Review Board is made up of several panels organized by HSR&D research portfolio. Please note that review panel membership and assignments may change for each review and will be updated after the most recent review is completed.
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February 2013 Review Panel Membership List:
HCN 1 - Centers of Innovation Scientific Merit Review
March 2013 Review Panel Membership Lists:
Health Services Research
- HSR 1 – Medical Care and Clinical Management
- HSR-2 - Patient and Special Population Determinants of Health and Care
- HSR-3 - Methods and Modeling for Research, Informatics, and Surveillance
- HSR-4 - Mental and Behavioral Health
- HSR 5 - Health Care System Organization and Delivery
- HSR 6 - Post-acute and Long-term Care
- NRI1 - Nursing Research Initiative (ORD program, managed by HSR&D)
IMPORTANT: This list is for information purposes only. Under no circumstances should an investigator communicate directly with any review board member about an application either before or after the review. Please direct all questions about reviews to the Scientific Program Manager who oversees the relevant review committee.
Scientific Review Administrators (SRAs)
|HSR 1 – Medical Care and Clinical Management||Patricia Watts Kelley, PhD, RN||(202) firstname.lastname@example.org||Medical care; medical/surgical management; provider preferences and behaviors; diagnosis; prognosis; pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics.|
|HSR 2 – Patient and Special Population Determinants of Health and Care||Linda Lipson, MA||(202) email@example.com||Patient preferences, perceptions, and behaviors (including engagement and self management); personal, sociodemographic, and cultural factors affecting health and care (patient/population/provider/community); patient decision-making; focused patient-centered health care improvements and innovations; patient-provider interactions and communication; populations with disparities in health (women, rural, minorities).|
|HSR 3 – Methods and Modeling for Research, Informatics, and Surveillance||Sara J. Knight, PhD||(202) firstname.lastname@example.org||Research in informatics and technology, including design for cognitive and decision support and data/knowledge representation; basic research to develop research methods and models; research to develop surveillance methods including public health, operations, and adverse events.|
|HSR 4 – Mental and Behavioral Health||Robert William O'Brien, PhD, MA||(202) email@example.com||Research on assessment, treatment, and prevention for mental health conditions (such as depression, serious mental illness, and PTSD) and behavioral health conditions (such as substance use disorder and addictive disorders); suicide and suicide ideation; mental health - primary care integration (MH-PCI).|
|HSR 5 – Health Care System Organization and Delivery||Ranjana Banerjea, PhD, MBA||(202) firstname.lastname@example.org||Main focus on organizational models affecting delivery of care across systems (different care settings or healthcare systems), system efficiency and redesign, cost efficiencies and utilization, process models, and models of care. Research looking at generalizable best practices for quality improvement and best practices implementation.|
|HSR 6 – Post-acute and Long-term Care||John P. Holden, PhD||(202) email@example.com||Research with main focus on rehabilitation, functional outcomes, community-based care, caregiving, long-term care, and end-of-life care.|
|NRI - Nursing Research Initiative||Patricia Watts Kelley, PhD, RN||(202) firstname.lastname@example.org||NRI (ORD-wide, managed by HSR&D) solicits proposals from VA nurse investigators who are in the early stages of their research careers for a mentored research project, leading to independence in the PI role. Within an interdisciplinary context, VA nursing research focuses on identifying, testing and/or implementing nursing interventions that enhance health and prevent disease in Veterans across the care continuum. Across VHA, these nursing interventions are patient-centered, culturally congruent, cost-effective and outcome-driven. Proposals submitted under this initiative should be designed to maximize the eventual application of findings and conclusions to the care of Veterans.|