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Current Career Development Awardees

Awardee Location Research Interest
Haley Appaneal, PharmD Providence, RI  Drug Therapy 
Health Services Research 
Pharmacoepidemiology and Adverse Drug Events 
Pharmacotherapy 
Pharmacy Outcomes 
Rachel L. Bachrach, PhD, MS Pittsburgh, PA  Alcohol Problems in Primary Care 
Alcoholism 
Substance Abuse 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Daniel J Becker New York, NY   
John R. Blosnich, PhD, MPH Pittsburgh, PA  Disparities in Treatments Received 
Gender-related Constructs 
Minority Groups 
Minority Mental Health Issues 
Societal Health Problems 
Substance Abuse 
Suicide 
Suicide Prevention 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Nathan A Boucher, DrPH Durham, NC  Analysis 
Caregiving 
Cost-Effectiveness 
Frail Elderly 
Geriatrics 
Adam D. Bramoweth, PhD Pittsburgh, PA  Health Care Costs and Cost Analysis 
Mental Health 
Sleep Disorders 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Jessica Yelena Breland, PhD, MS, BA 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 
Robert E. Burke, MD, MS Philadelphia, PA  Chronic Disease 
Continuity and Quality of Care 
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated 
Diffusion of Innovation 
Health Outcomes 
Health Services Research 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Utilization and Cost of Health Care 
Lisa S Callegari, MD Seattle, WA  Decision Support Techniques 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Health Behavior 
Health Services Research 
Outcome (Patient) Preferences 
Patient-Centered Care 
Primary Health Care 
Professional-Patient Relations 
Surgery 
Underserved Populations 
Women's Health 
Tanner Caverly, MD, MPH Ann Arbor, MI  Cancer Prevention and Control 
Clinical Decision-Making 
Lung Cancer Screening 
Jessica A. Chen, PhD Seattle, WA  Access to Primary Care and Preventive Services 
Pain 
Patient-Centered Care 
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Underserved Populations 
Jason I. Chen, PhD 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 
Jacob Appel Doll, MD Seattle, WA  Cardiology 
Cardiovascular Diseases 
Disease Prevention 
Health Outcomes 
Health Services Research 
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) 
Lucas M Donovan, MD, MS Seattle, WA  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Sleep Disorders 
Mary Driscoll, PhD West Haven, CT  Behavioral Change 
Health Psychology 
Mental Health 
Pain 
Social Support 
Women's Health 
Samuel T. Edwards, MD, MPH 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 Indianapolis, IN  Anthropology 
Decision Support Techniques 
Mental Illness 
Patient Education 
Gemmae M Fix, PhD, MA, BS Bedford, MA  Chronic Disease 
Chronic Illness 
HIV/AIDS 
Patient-Centered Care 
Qualitative Methods 
Joseph W Frank, MD, MPH Aurora, CO  Behavioral Change 
Pain 
Substance Abuse 
Luke M Funk, MD, MPH Madison, WI  Behavioral Change 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Gastrointestinal Diseases 
Health Services Research 
Obesity 
Surgery 
Sonya Emi Gabrielian, MD, MPH West Los Angeles, CA  Cognitive Symptoms 
Homeless Persons 
Mental Illness 
Primary Health Care 
Julie Christina Gass, PhD Buffalo, NY   
Carolyn J Gibson, PhD, MPH San Francisco, CA  Aging 
Cardiovascular Diseases 
Clinical Epidemiology 
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated 
Mental Health 
Women's Health 
Kristen E. Gray, PhD, MS, BS Seattle, WA  Behavioral Change 
Chronic Disease 
Diabetes Mellitus 
Epidemiology 
Gender-related Constructs 
Health Services Research 
Obesity 
Physical Activity 
Self Care 
Women's Health 
Eric Hermes, MD West Haven, CT  Health Services Research 
Mental Health 
Sleep Disorders 
Telemedicine 
Natalie E Hundt, PhD Houston, TX  Anxiety 
Mental Health and Homelessness 
Patient Outcomes 
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic 
Treatment Outcome 
Guneet K. Jasuja, PhD Bedford, MA  Best Practices 
Barbara E. Jones, MD, MS Salt Lake City, UT  Health Care Information Systems 
Health Services Research 
Pneumonia and Influenza 
Jodie G. Katon, PhD, MS Seattle, WA  Disparities in Treatments Received 
Epidemiology 
Minority Health 
Women's Health 
Women's Health Services 
Erin A. Koffel, PhD Minneapolis, MN  Pain 
Psychiatry 
Psychometrics 
Sleep Disorders 
Lewei Lin, MD Ann Arbor, MI  Mental Health 
Substance Abuse 
Telemedicine 
Daniel J Livorsi, MD, MS Iowa City, IA  Health Services Research 
Infectious Disease 
Una E. Makris, MD, MSc Dallas, TX  Academic Research 
Aging 
Behavioral Change 
Chronic Disease 
Comorbidity 
Depression 
Effects of Exercise on Functional Status and Injury Risk 
Functional Status 
Geriatrics 
Outcome (Patient) Preferences 
Pain 
Physical Activity 
Rheumatic Diseases 
Ashley Meyer, PhD Houston, TX  Cancer Prevention and Control 
April F Mohanty, MPH, PhD Salt Lake City, UT  Cardiovascular Diseases 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Epidemiology 
Health Services Accessibility 
Women's Health 
Mitesh S. Patel, MD, MBA, MS Philadelphia, PA  Behavioral Change 
Financial Incentives 
Health Economics 
Physical Activity 
Seppo T Rinne, MD, PhD, BS Bedford, MA  Behavior (provider) 
Chronic Illness 
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 
Health Services Research 
Organization and Management 
Erika D Sears, MD, MS Ann Arbor, MI  Diagnostic Tests 
Specialist-Generalist Issues 
Utilization Patterns 
Robyn L. Shepardson, PhD 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 Durham, NC  Academic Research 
Health Services Research 
Health Systems 
Occupational Safety and Health 
Qualitative Methods 
Women's Health 
Felicia Skelton, MD Houston, TX  Medication Compliance 
Samantha Solimeo, PhD, MPH Iowa City, IA  Aging 
Anthropology 
Gender-related Constructs 
Health Services Research 
Osteoporosis 
Rural Health Care 
Rebecca Kaufman Sripada, PhD, MS Ann Arbor, MI  Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Kali Thomas, PhD Providence, RI  Policy Analysis 
Quality of Care 
Megan Vanneman, PhD, MPH 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 Bedford, MA  Cardiovascular Diseases 
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 
Kelly C. Vranas, MD Portland, OR  Acute Disease 
Cancer 
Health Outcomes 
Health Services Utilization 
Intensive Care Units 
Patient-Centered Care 
Sarah M. Wilson, PhD 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 Gainesville, FL  Behavior (provider) 
Clinical Decision-Making 
Utilization Patterns 
Eva N Woodward, PhD No. Little Rock, AR  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 
Outcomes Measurement 
Pain 
Patient-Centered Care 
Physical Activity 
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Qualitative Methods 
Quality of Care 
Racial Differences in Care 
Rural Health Care 
Social Support 
Suicide Prevention 
Underserved Populations 
Women's Health 
Jessica J. Wyse, PhD Portland, OR  Cultural Diversity 
Drug Therapy 
Pain 
Racial Differences in Care 
Substance Abuse 
Celina M. Yong, MD, MBA, MSc Palo Alto, CA  Cardiac Procedures 
Cardiology 

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