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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 
Justin M Bachmann, MD, MPH Nashville , TN   
Rachel L. Bachrach, PhD, MS 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 New York , NY  Academic Research 
Cancer 
Colorectal Cancer 
Databases 
Health Outcomes 
Malignancies 
Patient Outcomes 
Practice Guidelines 
Prostate Cancer and Erectile Dysfunction 
Quality of Care 
Resource Use and Cost of VA Care 
Diffusion of Innovation/Research Utilization 
Impacts of New Drug/Technology for Cancer 
Cancer - Surveillance and Treatment Outcome 
Clinical Decision-Making 
Utilization Patterns 
Daniel Blalock, PhD Durham , NC  Behavior and Behavioral Mechanisms 
Behavioral Change 
Health Services Research 
Mental Illness 
Nathan A Boucher, DrPH 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 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 Seattle , WA  Behavioral Change 
Mental Health 
Outcomes Measurement 
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Social Support 
Tanner Caverly, MD, MPH Ann Arbor , MI  Cancer Prevention and Control 
Clinical Decision-Making 
Lung Cancer Screening 
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 
Jessica A. Chen, PhD Seattle , WA  Patient-Centered Care 
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Underserved Populations 
Access to Primary Care and Preventive Services 
Pain 
Alicia J Cohen, MD, MSc Providence , RI  Health Services Research 
Sanket Shishir Dhruva, MD, MHS San Francisco , CA   
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 
Utibe R. Essien, MD, MPH Pittsburgh , PA  Cardiovascular Diseases 
Diffusion of Innovation 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Racial Differences in Care 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Joseph W Frank, MD, MPH Aurora , CO  Behavioral Change 
Pain 
Substance Abuse 
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 
Heather Marie Gilmartin, PhD, NP, BSN Aurora , CO  Critical Care 
Diffusion of Innovation 
Health Services Research 
Infectious Disease 
Nursing 
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 
Jorge Antonio Gutierrez, MD Durham , NC  Cardiology 
Cardiovascular Diseases 
Functional Status 
Quality of Life 
Quality of Life and Functional Assessment 
Rehabilitative Care 
Telemedicine 
Paul Hess, MD 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 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 Salt Lake City , UT   
Barbara E. Jones, MD, MS Salt Lake City , UT  Health Care Information Systems 
Health Services Research 
Pneumonia and Influenza 
Makoto M Jones, MD Salt Lake City , UT  Clinical Decision-Making 
Epidemiology 
Infectious Disease 
Medical Informatics 
Erin A. Koffel, PhD Minneapolis , MN  Pain 
Psychiatry 
Psychometrics 
Sleep Disorders 
Lucinda B Leung, MD, MPH, PhD West Los Angeles , CA  Health Services Research 
Primary Health Care 
Quality of Care 
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 
Anne C. Melzer, MD Minneapolis , MN  Cancer Prevention and Control 
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 
Clinical Epidemiology 
Lung Diseases, Obstructive 
Observational Studies 
Smoking Cessation 
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 
Vanessa Panaite, PhD Tampa , FL  Behavior and Behavioral Mechanisms 
Behavioral Change 
Clinical Outcomes Prediction Tools 
Depression 
Health Services Research 
Utilization Patterns 
Camilla Benedicto Pimentel, PhD, MPH 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 West Haven , CT  Behavior and Behavioral Mechanisms 
Health Behavior 
Sex Offenses 
Women's Health 
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 
Joseph A Simonetti, MD, MPH Aurora , CO  Chronic Disease 
Primary Health Care 
Felicia Skelton, MD Houston , TX  Medication Compliance 
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, MA, BS 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 
Charlie M Wray, DO, MS San Francisco , CA   
Mary F. Wyman, PhD Madison , WI   
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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