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Current Career Development Awardees

Awardee & Bio Project ID Location Research Interest
Haley Appaneal, PharmD CDA 15-260 Providence, RI  Drug Therapy 
Health Services Research 
Pharmacoepidemiology and Adverse Drug Events 
Pharmacotherapy 
Pharmacy Outcomes 
Justin M Bachmann, MD, MPH CDA 19-391 Nashville, TN   
Rachel L. Bachrach, PhD, MS CDA 20-057 Pittsburgh, PA  Alcohol Problems in Primary Care 
Alcoholism 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Health Services Accessibility 
Health Services Research 
Substance Abuse 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Daniel J Becker, MD CDA 16-206 New York, NY  Academic Research 
Cancer 
Cancer - Surveillance and Treatment Outcome 
Clinical Decision-Making 
Colorectal Cancer 
Databases 
Diffusion of Innovation/Research Utilization 
Health Outcomes 
Impacts of New Drug/Technology for Cancer 
Malignancies 
Patient Outcomes 
Practice Guidelines 
Prostate Cancer and Erectile Dysfunction 
Quality of Care 
Resource Use and Cost of VA Care 
Utilization Patterns 
Daniel Blalock, PhD CDA 19-035 Durham, NC  Behavior and Behavioral Mechanisms 
Behavioral Change 
Health Services Research 
Mental Illness 
Nathan A Boucher, DrPH CDA 17-007 Durham, NC  Access to Primary Care and Preventive Services 
Aging 
Analysis 
Caregiving 
Cost and Utilization 
Education 
Frail Elderly 
Geriatrics 
Health Care Policy 
Health Services Research 
Public Policy 
Qualitative Methods 
Social Support 
Systemic Reviews of Health Care 
Underserved Populations 
Jessica Yelena Breland, PhD, MS, BA CDA 15-257 Menlo Park, CA  Academic Research 
Access to Primary Care and Preventive Services 
Behavior and Behavioral Mechanisms 
Behavioral Change 
Chronic Illness 
Eating Disorders 
Health Beliefs 
Obesity 
Racial Differences in Care 
Women's Health Services 
Sarah B Campbell, PhD CDA 19-208 Seattle, WA  Behavioral Change 
Mental Health 
Outcomes Measurement 
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Social Support 
Tanner Caverly, MD, MPH CDA 16-151 Ann Arbor, MI  Cancer Prevention and Control 
Clinical Decision-Making 
Lung Cancer Screening 
Jason I. Chen, PhD CDA 18-185 Portland, OR  Adult Anxiety and Mood Disorders 
Behavior and Behavioral Mechanisms 
Behavioral Change 
Cultural Diversity 
Health Services Research 
Information Dissemination 
Mental Health 
Mental Illness 
Program Development 
Psychiatry 
Suicide Prevention 
Jessica A. Chen, PhD CDA 18-186 Seattle, WA  Access to Primary Care and Preventive Services 
Pain 
Patient-Centered Care 
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Underserved Populations 
Alicia J Cohen, MD, MSc CDA 20-037 Providence, RI  Health Services Research 
Jacob Appel Doll, MD CDA 17-162 Seattle, WA  Cardiology 
Cardiovascular Diseases 
Disease Prevention 
Health Outcomes 
Health Services Research 
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) 
Lucas M Donovan, MD, MS CDA 18-187 Seattle, WA  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Sleep Disorders 
Mary Driscoll, PhD CDA 18-005 West Haven, CT  Women's Health 
Behavioral Change 
Health Psychology 
Mental Health 
Pain 
Social Support 
Samuel T. Edwards, MD, MPH CDA 16-152 Portland, OR  Behavior (provider) 
Health Care Policy 
Organization and Management 
Physician Practice Patterns 
Primary Health Care 
Program Analysis and Evaluation 
Quality of Care 
Utilization and Cost of Health Care 
Johanne Eliacin, PhD CDA 16-153 Indianapolis, IN  Anthropology 
Decision Support Techniques 
Mental Illness 
Patient Education 
Utibe R. Essien, MD, MPH CDA 20-049 Pittsburgh, PA  Cardiovascular Diseases 
Diffusion of Innovation 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Racial Differences in Care 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Sonya Emi Gabrielian, MD, MPH CDA 15-074 West Los Angeles, CA  Cognitive Symptoms 
Homeless Persons 
Mental Illness 
Primary Health Care 
Julie Christina Gass, PhD CDA 18-006 Buffalo, NY   
Carolyn J Gibson, PhD, MPH CDA 17-018 San Francisco, CA  Aging 
Cardiovascular Diseases 
Clinical Epidemiology 
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated 
Mental Health 
Women's Health 
Heather Marie Gilmartin, PhD, NP, BSN CDA 17-163 Aurora, CO  Critical Care 
Diffusion of Innovation 
Health Services Research 
Infectious Disease 
Nursing 
Kristen E. Gray, PhD, MS, BS CDA 16-154 Seattle, WA  Behavioral Change 
Chronic Disease 
Diabetes Mellitus 
Epidemiology 
Gender-related Constructs 
Health Services Research 
Obesity 
Physical Activity 
Self Care 
Women's Health 
Jorge Antonio Gutierrez, MD CDA 20-073 Durham, NC  Cardiology 
Cardiovascular Diseases 
Functional Status 
Quality of Life 
Quality of Life and Functional Assessment 
Rehabilitative Care 
Telemedicine 
Paul Hess, MD CDA 17-164 Aurora, CO  Cardiology 
Cost-Benefit Analysis 
Epidemiology 
Frail Elderly 
Meta-Analysis 
Minority Groups 
MRI 
Patient-Centered Care 
Quality of Care 
Quality of Life 
Racial Differences in Care 
Underserved Populations 
Josephine C. Jacobs, PhD, MSc CDA 19-120 Menlo Park, CA  Academic Research 
Aging 
Behavior and Behavioral Mechanisms 
Caregiving 
Cost-Benefit Analysis 
Databases 
Demography 
Health Economics 
Public Policy 
Telemedicine 
Women's Health 
Audrey L. Jones, PhD CDA 19-233 Salt Lake City, UT   
Barbara E. Jones, MD, MS CDA 15-061 Salt Lake City, UT  Health Care Information Systems 
Health Services Research 
Pneumonia and Influenza 
Makoto M Jones, MD CDA 10-030 Salt Lake City, UT  Clinical Decision-Making 
Epidemiology 
Infectious Disease 
Medical Informatics 
Lucinda B Leung, MD, MPH, PhD CDA 19-108 West Los Angeles, CA  Health Services Research 
Primary Health Care 
Quality of Care 
Lewei Lin, MD CDA 18-008 Ann Arbor, MI  Mental Health 
Substance Abuse 
Telemedicine 
Daniel J Livorsi, MD, MS CDA 16-204 Iowa City, IA  Health Services Research 
Infectious Disease 
Anne C. Melzer, MD CDA 19-081 Minneapolis, MN  Cancer Prevention and Control 
Smoking Cessation 
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 
Clinical Epidemiology 
Lung Diseases, Obstructive 
Observational Studies 
Ashley Meyer, PhD CDA 17-167 Houston, TX  Cancer Prevention and Control 
April F Mohanty, MPH, PhD CDA 18-327 Salt Lake City, UT  Cardiovascular Diseases 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Epidemiology 
Health Services Accessibility 
Women's Health 
Vanessa Panaite, PhD CDA 18-189 Tampa, FL  Behavior and Behavioral Mechanisms 
Behavioral Change 
Clinical Outcomes Prediction Tools 
Depression 
Health Services Research 
Utilization Patterns 
Camilla Benedicto Pimentel, PhD, MPH CDA 20-067 Bedford, MA  Aging 
Continuity and Quality of Care 
Diffusion of Innovation/Research Utilization 
Frail Elderly 
Long-Term Care 
Observational Studies 
Pain 
Research Design 
Telemedicine 
Underserved Populations 
Utilization Patterns 
VA-Non VA Comparisons 
Galina Portnoy, PhD CDA 19-234 West Haven, CT  Behavior and Behavioral Mechanisms 
Health Behavior 
Sex Offenses 
Women's Health 
Deirdre A. Quinn, PhD, MSc CDA 20-224 Pittsburgh, PA  United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Women's Health 
Seppo T Rinne, MD, PhD, BS CDA 16-158 Bedford, MA  Behavior (provider) 
Chronic Illness 
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 
Health Services Research 
Organization and Management 
Erika D Sears, MD, MS CDA 17-169 Ann Arbor, MI  Diagnostic Tests 
Specialist-Generalist Issues 
Utilization Patterns 
Robyn L. Shepardson, PhD CDA 15-262 Syracuse, NY  Anxiety 
Depression in Primary Care 
Health Behavior 
Health Psychology 
Health Services Research 
Mental Health 
Primary Health Care 
Self Help 
Megan Shepherd-Banigan, PhD, MPH CDA 17-006 Durham, NC  Academic Research 
Health Services Research 
Health Systems 
Occupational Safety and Health 
Qualitative Methods 
Women's Health 
Joseph A Simonetti, MD, MPH CDA 19-076 Aurora, CO  Chronic Disease 
Primary Health Care 
Felicia Skelton, MD CDA 17-170 Houston, TX  Medication Compliance 
Rebecca Kaufman Sripada, PhD, MS CDA 15-251 Ann Arbor, MI  Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Megan Vanneman, PhD, MPH CDA 15-259 Salt Lake City, UT  Access to Primary Care and Preventive Services 
Continuity and Quality of Care 
Cost and Utilization 
Diffusion of Innovation 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Health Services Research 
Public Policy 
Qualitative Methods 
Underserved Populations 
Utilization and Cost of Health Care 
VA-Non VA Comparisons 
Varsha Vimalananda, MD, MPH CDA 15-070 Bedford, MA  Cross-Cultural Comparison 
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated 
Diabetes Mellitus 
Epidemiology 
Health Beliefs 
Health Services Research 
Obesity 
Patient-Centered Care 
Quality of Care 
Specialist-Generalist Issues 
Underserved Populations 
Women's Health Services 
Cardiovascular Diseases 
Kelly C. Vranas, MD CDA 18-191 Portland, OR  Acute Disease 
Cancer 
Health Outcomes 
Health Services Utilization 
Intensive Care Units 
Patient-Centered Care 
Sarah M. Wilson, PhD CDA 17-005 Durham, NC  Adult Anxiety and Mood Disorders 
Assessment 
Behavior 
Behavior and Behavioral Mechanisms 
Behavioral Change 
Cognitive Symptoms 
HIV/AIDS 
Mental Health 
Patient Outcomes 
Psychiatry 
Self-Injurious Behavior 
Smoking Cessation 
Substance Abuse Treatment 
David E Winchester, MD, MS, BS CDA 13-023 Gainesville, FL  Behavior (provider) 
Clinical Decision-Making 
Utilization Patterns 
Eva N Woodward, PhD, MA, BS CDA 18-192 No. Little Rock, AR  Psychiatry 
Qualitative Methods 
Quality of Care 
Racial Differences in Care 
Research Design 
Rural Health Care 
Safety 
Social Support 
Substance Abuse 
Substance Abuse Treatment 
Suicide 
Suicide Prevention 
Underserved Populations 
Women's Health 
Access to Primary Care and Preventive Services 
Assessment 
Behavior and Behavioral Mechanisms 
Behavioral Change 
Cultural Diversity 
Data Collection Methods 
Depression 
Effects of Exercise on Functional Status and Injury Risk 
Health Behavior 
Health Care Seeking Behavior 
Health Outcomes 
Health Related Quality of Life 
Holistic Elements 
Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice 
Mental Health 
Mental Illness 
Outcomes Measurement 
Pain 
Patient-Centered Care 
Physical Activity 
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Charlie M Wray, DO, MS CDA 19-349 San Francisco, CA   
Mary F. Wyman, PhD CDA 20-104 Madison, WI   
Jessica J. Wyse, PhD, MA, MPP CDA 18-193 Portland, OR  Pharmacotherapy 
Public Policy 
Qualitative Methods 
Rural Health Care 
Substance Abuse 
Underserved Populations 
Celina M. Yong, MD, MBA, MSc CDA 15-072 Palo Alto, CA  Cardiology 
Cardiac Procedures 

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