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Career Development Awardee Alumni

Awardee Location Research Interest
Thad Abrams, MD   Iowa City, IA  Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Psychiatry 
Joseph V. Agostini, MD   No longer with VA    
Cathy A Alessi, MD   Sepulveda, CA  Long-Term Care 
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) 
Sleep Disorders 
Treatment Outcome 
Stewart C. Alexander, BA, MA, PhD   No longer with VA    
Kelli Dominick Allen, PhD   Durham, NC  Chronic Disease Epidemiology 
Epidemiology 
Health Services Research 
Physical Activity 
Racial Differences in Care 
Ahsan M. Arozullah, MD, MPH   No longer with VA    
David E. Arterburn, MD, MPH   No longer with VA    
Steven M. Asch, MD, MPH   Menlo Park, CA  Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms 
Health Care Policy 
HIV/AIDS 
Managed Care Programs 
Practice Guidelines 
Quality Assurance, Health Care - Quality of Health Care 
Quality Assurance, Health Care Total Quality Management 
Quality of Care 
Sherrie L. Aspinall, PharmD, MSc   Pittsburgh, PA  Adverse Drug Events 
Cost-Effectiveness 
Health Services Research 
Pharmacoeconomics 
Pharmacotherapy 
Pharmacy Benefits Management 
Pharmacy Outcomes 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
David H. Au, MD, MS   Seattle, WA  Cancer - Surveillance and Treatment Outcome 
Cancer Prevention and Control 
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 
Epidemiology 
Health Services Research 
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) 
Quality Assurance, Health Care - Quality of Health Care 
Treatment Outcome 
Matthew J. Bair, MD, MS   Indianapolis, IN  Depression in Primary Care 
Evidence-Based Medicine 
Health Services Research 
Pain 
Primary Health Care 
Quality of Care 
Teaching 
Lori Anne Bastian, MD, MPH   West Haven, CT  Cancer 
Smoking Cessation 
Women's Health 
Bevanne A Bean-Mayberry, MD, MHS   Sepulveda, CA  Cardiovascular Diseases 
Health Services Research 
Women's Health 
Alexis L Beatty, MD, MAS   No longer with VA    
William C Becker, MD   West Haven, CT  Health Care Evaluation and Measurement 
Integrative Care 
Pain 
Substance Abuse 
David Bekelman, MD, MPH   Aurora, CO  Health Related Quality of Life 
Patient Quality of Life Outcome Measures 
Quality of Life 
Randomized Clinical Trial 
David J Bentrem, MD, MS   Chicago, IL  Cancer 
Patient Safety 
Quality Assurance, Health Care - Quality of Health Care 
Surgery 
Justin K. Benzer, PhD   Temple, TX  Organization and Management 
Rebecca J. Beyth, MD, MSc   Gainesville, FL  Aging 
Best Practices 
Chronic Disease Epidemiology 
Clinical Decision-Making 
Comorbidity 
Patient Outcomes 
Pharmacoepidemiology and Adverse Drug Events 
Dean Blevins, PhD   No longer with VA    
Amy S Bohnert, PhD, MHS, BA   Ann Arbor, MI  Mental Health 
Substance Abuse Treatment 
Treatment Outcome 
Kipling M. Bohnert, PhD, BA   Ann Arbor, MI  Depression 
Epidemiology 
Mental Health 
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Substance-Related Disorders 
Kenneth S Boockvar, MD, MS   Bronx, NY  Adverse Drug Events 
Continuity and Quality of Care 
Long-Term Care 
Steven M. Bradley, MD, MPH   No longer with VA    
Ursula K. Braun, MD, MPH   No longer with VA    
Dawn M. Bravata, MD   Indianapolis, IN  Clinical Epidemiology 
Health Services Research 
Stroke 
Lauren M. Broyles, PhD, RN   No longer with VA    
Christopher L. Bryson, MD, MS   No longer with VA    
Diana J. Burgess, PhD   Minneapolis , MN  Cultural Diversity 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Health Behavior 
Health Psychology 
Integrative Care 
Low Back Pain 
Medical Education 
Minority Groups 
Pain 
Racial Differences in Care 
Social Cognition 
Marian I. Butterfield, MD, MPH   No longer with VA    
Liron Caplan, MD, PhD   Aurora, CO  Pharmacoepidemiology and Adverse Drug Events 
Rheumatic Diseases 
Kathleen F. Carlson, MS, PhD   Portland, OR  Epidemiology 
Health Behavior 
Health Services Research 
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Risk-Taking 
Safety 
Aleece Caron, MA, PhD   No longer with VA    
David J. Casarett, MD, MA   No longer with VA    
Cory K. Chen, PhD   New York, NY   
Lisa D. Chew, MD, MPH   No longer with VA    
Laurel Anne Copeland, PhD, MPH, BS   Leeds, MA  Aging 
Analysis 
Cognition Disorders 
Dementia 
Diabetes Mellitus 
Diagnosis, Dual (Psychiatry) 
Health Services Needs and Demands 
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) 
Pharmacotherapy 
Racial Differences in Care 
Research Design 
Schizophrenia 
Substance-Related Disorders 
Megan Crowley-Matoka, PhD   No longer with VA    
Michael A Cucciare, PhD   North Little Rock, AR  Alcohol Problems in Primary Care 
Anxiety 
Depression 
Health Services Research 
Jeffrey Cully, PhD, MEd   Houston, TX  Anxiety 
Chronic Illness 
Depression 
Primary Health Care 
Jessica Davila, PhD, MS, BS   Houston, TX  Cancer 
Cancer Prevention and Control 
Liver Diseases 
Treatment Outcome 
Mary Ellen Dellefield, PhD, BSN, MS   San Diego, CA  Aging 
Behavior (provider) 
Best Practices 
Nursing Care 
Mayur M. Desai, PhD, MPH   No longer with VA    
Melissa E. Dichter, PhD, MSW   Philadelphia, PA  Disparities in Treatments Received 
Homeless Persons 
Societal Health Problems 
Underserved Populations 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Women's Health 
Women's Health Services 
Aram Dobalian, PhD, MPH, JD   Sepulveda, CA  Emergency Medical Services 
Health Care Organizations 
Long-Term Care 
Bradley N. Doebbeling, MD, MSc   No longer with VA    
David Dosa, MD   Providence, RI  Aging 
Comorbidity 
Dementia 
End of Life 
Frail Elderly 
Geriatrics 
Hospice Care 
Mark J Edlund, MD, PhD   No longer with VA    
Charles Ellis, BS, MA, PhD   No longer with VA    
Hashem B. El-Serag, MD, MPH   Houston, TX  Comorbidity 
Cost-Benefit Analysis 
Evidence-Based Medicine 
Hepatitis C 
Neoplasms 
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) 
Angela Fagerlin, PhD, MA   Salt Lake City, UT  Advance Directives 
Decision Support Techniques 
Health Psychology 
Prostate Cancer and Erectile Dysfunction 
Social Cognition 
Vincent S. Fan, MD, MPH   Seattle, WA  Behavioral Change 
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 
Clinical Outcomes Prediction Tools 
Continuity and Quality of Care 
Health Outcomes 
Health Related Quality of Life 
Health Services Research 
Patient Education 
Quality of Care 
Telemedicine 
Melissa M Farmer Coste, PhD, MS   Sepulveda, CA  Cancer Prevention and Control 
Cardiovascular Diseases 
Health Services Research 
Medical Sociology 
Organizational Innovation 
Prevention 
Primary Health Care 
Smoking Cessation 
Women's Health 
Women's Health Services 
Denise G Feil, MD, MPH   No longer with VA    
M. Rosario Ferreira, MD   No longer with VA    
Samuel R. G. Finlayson, MD, MPH   No longer with VA    
Michael Fischer, MD, MSPH   Chicago, IL  Clinical Epidemiology 
Nephrology 
Patient Outcomes 
Resource Use and Cost of VA Care 
Treatment Outcome 
Deborah A Fisher, MD, MHS   Durham, NC  Gastroenterology 
Stephen D. Flach, MD, PhD   No longer with VA    
Liana Fraenkel, MD, MPH, FRCPC   West Haven, CT  Decision Support Techniques 
Rheumatic Diseases 
Susan M Frayne, MD, MPH   Menlo Park, CA  Databases 
Mental Illness 
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Primary Health Care 
Women's Health 
Vincent L. Freeman, BA, MD, MPH   No longer with VA    
Jennifer P Friedberg, PhD   New York, NY  Behavioral Change 
Cardiovascular Diseases 
Stroke 
Steven S. Fu, MD, MSCE   Minneapolis , MN  Access to Primary Care and Preventive Services 
Cancer Prevention and Control 
Cultural Diversity 
Health Services Research 
Minority Health 
Racial Differences in Care 
Smoking Cessation 
Underserved Populations 
Shawn L. Fultz, MD, MPH   No longer with VA    
David Avram Ganz, MD, PhD, MPH   West Los Angeles, CA  Continuity and Quality of Care 
Fall-Related Injuries in the Elderly 
Melissa M Garrido, PhD   Boston, MA  Aging 
End of Life 
Health Care Costs and Cost Analysis 
Health Services Research 
Mental Health 
Methods for Neutralizing Selection Bias 
Statistical Methodology 
Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH   Pittsburgh, PA  Medication Adherence 
Pharmacoeconomics 
Pharmacy Benefits Management 
Pharmacy Outcomes 
Policy Analysis 
Substance Abuse 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
VA-Non VA Comparisons 
Allen L. Gifford, MD   Boston, MA  Hepatitis C 
HIV/AIDS 
Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice 
Patient Education 
Physician-Patient Relations 
Adam J. Gordon, MD, MPH   Salt Lake City, UT  Alcohol Problems in Primary Care 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Homeless Persons 
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) 
Substance Abuse 
Underserved Populations 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Howard S. Gordon, MD, BS   Chicago, IL  Patient Acceptance of Health Care 
Physician-Patient Relations 
Racial Differences in Care 
Michael K. Gould, MD, MSc   No longer with VA    
Elizabeth R. Goy, PhD   No longer with VA    
Ian M. Gralnek, MD, MSHS   No longer with VA    
Joan M. Griffin, PhD   No longer with VA    
Peter W. Groeneveld, MD, MS   Philadelphia, PA  Cardiac Procedures 
Cost-Effectiveness 
Diffusion of Innovation 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Racial Differences in Care 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
VA-Non VA Comparisons 
Erik J. Groessl, PhD, BA, BS   San Diego, CA  Health Related Quality of Life 
Hepatitis C 
Medication Adherence 
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) 
Self Care 
Eric L Grogan, MD, MPH   Nashville, TN   
Anouk L. Grubaugh, PhD, MA, BS   Charleston, SC  Health Services Research 
Mental Health 
Mental Illness 
Schizophrenia 
Telemedicine 
David A Haggstrom, MD   Indianapolis, IN  Cancer - Surveillance and Treatment Outcome 
Cancer Prevention and Control 
Clinical Epidemiology 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Health Services Research 
Outcomes Measurement 
Patient-Centered Care 
Quality of Care 
Specialist-Generalist Issues 
Paul Haidet, MD, MPH   No longer with VA    
Daniel E. Hall, MD, MDiv, MHSc   Pittsburgh, PA  Human Subjects Protection 
Medical Ethics 
Religion/Spirituality and Health 
Surgery 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Christine W. Hartmann, PhD   Bedford, MA  Health Services Research 
Long-Term Care 
Patient-Centered Care 
Qualitative Methods 
Quality of Care 
Susan N. Hastings, MD   Durham, NC  Aging 
Emergency Medical Services 
Pharmacotherapy 
Self Care 
Self Help 
Teaching 
Leslie R. M. Hausmann, PhD   Pittsburgh, PA  Behavior and Behavioral Mechanisms 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Health Psychology 
Health Services Research 
Minority Health 
Pain 
Patient Satisfaction 
Racial Differences in Care 
Underserved Populations 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Susan C. Hedrick, PhD   No longer with VA    
Paul A. Heidenreich, MD, MS   Palo Alto, CA  Academic Research 
Cardiology 
Chronic Heart Failure 
Cost-Benefit Analysis 
Health Services Research 
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) 
Quality of Care 
Quality of Life 
Randomized Controlled Trial 
Resource Utilization and Costs 
Risk Adjustment 
Statistical Models 
Systemic Reviews of Health Care 
Telemedicine 
Mary Ellen Michele Heisler, MD, MPA   Ann Arbor, MI  Access to Primary Care and Preventive Services 
Behavioral Change 
Chronic Illness 
Continuity and Quality of Care 
Diabetes Mellitus 
Health Behavior 
Health Psychology 
Patient-Centered Care 
Drew A. Helmer, MD, MS   East Orange, NJ  Health Services Research 
Primary Health Care 
P. Michael Ho, MD, PhD   Aurora, CO  Cardiac Procedures 
Cardiology 
Medication Adherence 
Outcome (Patient) Preferences 
Quality of Life and Functional Assessment 
Valerie F. Hoffman, PhD   No longer with VA    
Katherine J Hoggatt, PhD, MPH   No longer with VA    
William C. Holmes, MD, MSCE   No longer with VA    
Denise M. Hynes, PhD, MPH, BSN   Portland, OR  Chronic Illness 
Cost and Utilization 
Databases 
Health Economics 
Health Outcomes 
Health Related Quality of Life 
Health Services Research 
Patient Quality of Life Outcome Measures 
Quality of Care 
Sylvia J. Hysong, PhD, MA, BA   Houston, TX  Health Services Research 
Meta-Analysis 
Organization and Management 
Organizational Innovation 
Primary Health Care 
Said A. Ibrahim, MD, MPH, MBA   No longer with VA    
Mark A. Ilgen, PhD   Ann Arbor, MI  Alcohol Problems in Primary Care 
Alcoholism 
Behavior 
Comorbidity 
Depression 
Health Services Research 
Pain 
Substance Abuse 
Substance Abuse Treatment 
Katherine M. Iverson, PhD, MA, BA   Boston, MA  Behavior 
Incomplete Data Analysis 
Women's Health 
George Lee Jackson, PhD, MHA   Durham, NC  Cancer 
Chronic Disease Epidemiology 
Chronic Illness 
Diabetes Mellitus 
Epidemiology 
Health Care Organizations 
HIV/AIDS 
Hypertension 
Organization and Management 
Patient-Centered Care 
Quality Assurance, Health Care - Quality of Health Care 
Quality of Care 
Melanie R. Jay, MD, MS   New York, NY   
Christopher E. Johnson, PhD, BS   No longer with VA    
Michael L. Johnson, PhD   No longer with VA    
William J. Jones, MD   No longer with VA    
Peter J. Kaboli, MD, MS   Iowa City, IA  Adverse Drug Events 
Health Outcomes 
Health Services Research 
Hypertension 
Quality Assurance, Health Care - Quality of Health Care 
Quality of Care 
Rural Health Care 
Helen C. Kales, MD   Ann Arbor, MI  Aging 
Comorbidity 
Dementia 
Depression in Primary Care 
Health Behavior 
Health Outcomes 
Minority Mental Health Issues 
Racial Differences in Care 
Terrell Michael Kashner, PhD, JD, MPH   Loma Linda, CA   
Shannon M. Kehle-Forbes, PhD   Minneapolis, MN  Anxiety 
Behavioral Change 
Health Care Seeking Behavior 
Health Services Research 
Health Services Utilization 
Mental Illness 
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Qualitative Methods 
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic 
Women's Health 
Peter Adam Kelly, PhD, MBA, BS   New Orleans, LA  Assessment 
Education 
Health Care Evaluation and Measurement 
Health Services Research 
Human Subjects Protection 
Patient-Centered Care 
Physician-Patient Relations 
Program Evaluation 
Statistics 
B. Price Kerfoot, MD, EdM   Brockton, MA  Education 
Eve A. Kerr, MD, MPH   Ann Arbor, MI  Ambulatory Care 
Organization and Management 
Quality Assurance, Health Care - Quality of Health Care 
Salomeh Keyhani, MD, MPH   San Francisco, CA  Health Care Costs and Cost Analysis 
Health Care Policy 
Health Outcomes 
Amy M. Kilbourne, PhD, MPH   Ann Arbor, MI  Continuity and Quality of Care 
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated 
Health Care Policy 
JoAnn E. Kirchner, MD   North Little Rock, AR  Alcohol Problems in Primary Care 
Best Practices 
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated 
Depression in Primary Care 
Diffusion of Innovation 
Diffusion of Innovation/Research Utilization 
Evidence-Based Medicine 
Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms 
Mental Health 
Mental Illness 
Program Evaluation 
Qualitative Methods 
Rural Health Care 
Sara J. Knight, PhD   Salt Lake City, UT  Aging 
Cancer 
Cancer - Surveillance and Treatment Outcome 
Cancer Prevention and Control 
Clinical Decision-Making 
Colorectal Cancer 
Comorbidity 
Diffusion of Innovation 
End of Life 
Genetics 
Geriatrics 
Health Care Evaluation and Measurement 
Health Outcomes 
Health Psychology 
Health Related Quality of Life 
Health Services Research 
Health Services Utilization 
Outcome (Patient) Preferences 
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) 
Outcomes Measurement 
Patient Acceptance of Health Care 
Patient Education 
Patient Outcomes 
Patient Quality of Life Outcome Measures 
Patient Satisfaction 
Patient-Centered Care 
Physician-Patient Relations 
Prostate Cancer and Erectile Dysfunction 
Quality of Life and Functional Assessment 
Racial Differences in Care 
Treatment Outcome 
Underserved Populations 
Stacey H. Kovac, PhD   No longer with VA    
Jennifer Rosenthal Kramer, PhD, MPH   Houston, TX  Hepatitis C 
HIV/AIDS 
Erin E. Krebs, MD, MPH   Minneapolis, MN  Evidence-Based Medicine 
Health Services Research 
Low Back Pain 
Outcomes Measurement 
Pain 
Pain Intractable 
Patient Outcomes 
Patient-Centered Care 
Pharmacotherapy 
Primary Health Care 
Randomized Controlled Trial 
Paul Krebs, PhD   San Diego, CA   
Ian Kudel, PhD   No longer with VA    
Cari R. Levy, MD, PhD   Aurora, CO  Advance Directives 
End of Life 
Frail Elderly 
Geriatrics 
Health Care Policy 
Hospice Care 
Patient Satisfaction 
Luci Leykum, MD, MBA, MSc   San Antonio, TX  Adverse Drug Events 
Clinical Decision-Making 
Clinical Economics Modeling Studies 
Clinical Epidemiology 
Cost and Utilization 
Cost-Benefit Analysis 
Cost-Effectiveness 
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis 
Decision Support Techniques 
Health Care Organizations 
Amy M Linsky, MD, MSc   Boston, MA  Medication Compliance 
David G. Litaker, MD, PhD   No longer with VA    
Judith A. Long, MD   Philadelphia, PA  Access to Primary Care and Preventive Services 
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated 
Diabetes Mellitus 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Racial Differences in Care 
Societal Health Problems 
Underserved Populations 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Karl A. Lorenz, MD, MSHS   Palo Alto, CA  Advance Directives 
Cancer 
Complementary Therapy 
Holistic Elements 
Pain 
Quality of Care 
Substance-Related Disorders 
Brian Christopher Lund, PharmD, MS   Iowa City, IA  Pharmacoepidemiology and Adverse Drug Events 
Pharmacy Outcomes 
Catherine H. MacLean, MD, PhD   No longer with VA    
Thomas M. Maddox, MD, MS, BA   No longer with VA    
Shira Maguen, PhD   San Francisco, CA  Anxiety 
Assessment 
Mental Health 
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Utilization Patterns 
Women's Health 
Danil V Makarov, MD, MHS   New York, NY  Diffusion of Innovation 
Health Services Research 
Public Policy 
Surgery 
Michael E Matheny, MD, MS, MPH   Nashville, TN  Acute Disease 
Adverse Drug Events 
Medical Informatics 
Pharmacoepidemiology and Adverse Drug Events 
Predictive Models 
Risk Factors 
Safety 
Marianne Sassi Matthias, PhD, MS, BA   Indianapolis, IN  Decision Support Techniques 
Health Behavior 
Health Beliefs 
Health Services Research 
Pain 
Patient Compliance 
Patient Education 
Patient Outcomes 
Patient-Centered Care 
Women's Health 
Lisa Marie McAndrew, PhD   East Orange, NJ  Diabetes Mellitus 
Pain 
Self Care 
War Related Illnesses 
John F. McCarthy, MPH, BA, PhD   Ann Arbor, MI  Delivery of Health Care, Integrated 
Long-Term Care 
Medical Sociology 
Mental Health 
Physician Referral Decision Making 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Colleen A. McHorney, PhD   No longer with VA    
Donald K McInnes, ScD, MS, BA   Bedford, MA  Health Services Research 
HIV/AIDS 
Medical Informatics 
Patient-Centered Care 
Quality Assurance, Health Care - Quality of Health Care 
John D. McKellar, PhD   No longer with VA    
Laura A. Meis, PhD   Minneapolis, MN  Alcoholism 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Health Services Research 
Mental Health 
Patient Outcomes 
Patient-Centered Care 
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic 
Substance Abuse 
Substance-Related Disorders 
Treatment Outcome 
Women's Health Services 
Joshua P. Metlay, MD, PhD   No longer with VA    
Amanda S Mixon, MD, MSPH, MS   Nashville, TN   
Sandra Yvonne Moody-Ayers, MD   No longer with VA    
Rudolf H. Moos, PhD   No longer with VA    
Joseph M. Mrus, MD, MSc   No longer with VA    
Kelly W. Muir, MD, MHSc   Durham, NC  Clinical Epidemiology 
Health Behavior 
Medication Adherence 
Outcomes Measurement 
Hillary J Mull, PhD, MPP   Boston, MA  Analysis 
Health Care Information Systems 
Health Services Research 
Patient Safety 
Postoperative Events 
Quality of Care 
Statistical Models 
Surgery 
Aaron B. Murray-Swank, PhD   Aurora, CO   
Larissa Myaskovsky, PhD   No longer with VA    
Jonathan R. Nebeker, MD, MS   Salt Lake City, UT  Adverse Drug Events 
Benchmarking 
Clinical Epidemiology 
Clinical Outcomes Prediction Tools 
Decision Support Techniques 
Health Care Information Systems 
Health Services Research 
Richard E Nelson, PhD   Salt Lake City, UT  Cost-Effectiveness Analysis 
Health Economics 
Health Services Research 
Patricia K. Nguyen, MD, MBA   Palo Alto, CA  Cardiology 
Ann M. O'Hare, MD, MA   Seattle, WA  Nephrology 
Michael Ohl, MD, MSPH   Iowa City, IA  HIV/AIDS 
Jorge P. Parada, MD, MPH   No longer with VA    
Melissa R. Partin, PhD   Minneapolis, MN  Best Practices 
Cancer 
Cancer Control 
Cancer Prevention and Control 
Clinical Decision-Making 
Colorectal Cancer 
Decision Support Techniques 
Detection, Treatment & Health Outcomes of Prostate Diseases 
Mammography 
Patient Education 
Prostate Cancer and Erectile Dysfunction 
Emily S. Patterson, PhD, MS   No longer with VA    
David F. Penson, MD, MPH   No longer with VA    
Eli N. Perencevich, MD, MS, BS   Iowa City, IA  Clinical Economics Modeling Studies 
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis 
Epidemiology 
Health Care Evaluation and Measurement 
Infectious Disease 
Paul N Pfeiffer, MD, MS   Ann Arbor, MI  Depression 
Quality of Care 
Services for Person With Serious Mental Illness 
Treatment Outcome 
Paul A Pirraglia, MD, MPH   No longer with VA    
Adam A. Powell, PhD, MBA   No longer with VA    
Benjamin Jared Powers, MD, BA, MHS   No longer with VA    
Jacqueline A Pugh, MD, BA   San Antonio, TX  Benchmarking 
Best Practices 
Decision Support Techniques 
Diabetes Mellitus 
Diffusion of Innovation 
Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice 
Organization and Management 
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) 
Physician Practice Patterns 
Quality Assurance, Health Care Total Quality Management 
Mary Jo V Pugh, PhD, EdM, MA   Salt Lake City, UT  Diabetes Mellitus 
Diffusion of Innovation/Research Utilization 
Epilepsy 
Health Behavior 
Health Outcomes 
Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice 
Pharmacoepidemiology and Adverse Drug Events 
Practice Patterns 
Quality of Care 
Specialist-Generalist Issues 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Jeffrey M Pyne, MD   No. Little Rock, AR  Clinical Decision-Making 
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis 
Depression in Primary Care 
Health Care Policy 
Health Related Quality of Life 
Medication Adherence 
Mental Illness 
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) 
Telemedicine 
Gayle E. Reiber, MPH, PhD   Seattle, WA  Diabetes Mellitus 
Lower Extremity Amputation 
Managed Care Programs 
Rural Health Care 
Women's Health 
M. Carrington Reid, PhD, MD   No longer with VA    
Heather S Reisinger, PhD   Iowa City, IA  Anthropology 
Diffusion of Innovation/Research Utilization 
Health Services Utilization 
Qualitative Methods 
Kathleen C. Richards, PhD, RN   No longer with VA    
Joshua S Richman, MD, PhD, MS   Birmingham, AL  Biostatistics 
Infectious Disease 
Statistical Methodology 
Statistical Models 
Douglas J Robertson, MD, MPH   No longer with VA    
Keri L. Rodriguez, PhD   Pittsburgh, PA  Aging 
Chronic Illness 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Health Related Quality of Life 
Health Services Research 
Medical Ethics 
Medical Sociology 
Patient Satisfaction 
Qualitative Methods 
Telemedicine 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Adam J Rose, MD, MSc   No longer with VA    
Amy K. Rosen, PhD   Boston, MA  Ambulatory Care 
Comorbidity 
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated 
Evidence-Based Medicine 
Health Care Policy 
Health Services Needs and Demands 
Health Services Research 
Long-Term Care 
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) 
Patient Safety 
Physician Practice Patterns 
Practice Guidelines 
Primary Health Care 
Quality of Care 
Resource Use and Cost of VA Care 
Review Academic 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Ann-Marie Rosland, MD, MS   Pittsburgh, PA  Chronic Disease 
Comorbidity 
Primary Health Care 
Quality of Care 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Christianne L Roumie, BA, MD, MPH   Nashville, TN  Adult Immunizations 
Ambulatory Care 
Behavioral Change 
Health Services Research 
Patient Education 
Pediatrics 
Physician Practice Patterns 
Physician-Patient Relations 
Practice Guidelines 
Primary Health Care 
Self Care 
Teaching 
Lisa V. Rubenstein, MD, MSPH   No longer with VA    
Jenny W. Rudolph, BA, PhD   No longer with VA    
John Spalding Rumsfeld, MD, PhD   No longer with VA    
Alissa Lynn Russ, PhD   Indianapolis, IN  Clinical Decision-Making 
Health Care Information Systems 
Medical Informatics 
Patient Safety 
Somnath Saha, MD, MPH   Portland , OR  Cultural Diversity 
Minority Groups 
Patient Acceptance of Health Care 
Professional-Patient Relations 
Racial Differences in Care 
Sameer D. Saini, MD, MS   Ann Arbor, MI  Endoscopy 
Health Services Utilization 
Quality of Care in Gastroenterologic and Hepatic Diseases 
Sanjay K. Saint, MD, MPH   Ann Arbor, MI  Acute Disease 
Cost-Benefit Analysis 
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis 
Evidence-Based Medicine 
Meta-Analysis 
Practice Guidelines 
Randomized Controlled Trial 
Research Design 
Safety 
Teaching 
Jason J. Saleem, PhD, MS   No longer with VA    
Debra Saliba, MD, MPH   Sepulveda, CA  Frail Elderly 
Functional Status 
Long-Term Care 
Nursing Care 
Patient Outcomes 
Quality of Care 
Brian C. Sauer, PhD   Salt Lake City, UT  Epidemiology 
Health Services Research 
Pharmacoepidemiology and Adverse Drug Events 
Jeffrey F. Scherrer, PhD   Columbia, MO  Adult Anxiety and Mood Disorders 
Chronic Disease 
Diabetes Mellitus 
Epidemiology 
Mental Health 
Mental Illness 
Pain 
Pharmacoepidemiology and Adverse Drug Events 
Psychiatry 
Substance-Related Disorders 
John E. Schneider, PhD   No longer with VA    
Lisa M Schwartz, MD, MS   No longer with VA    
Marin L. Schweizer-Looby, PhD, BS   Iowa City, IA  Chronic Disease Epidemiology 
Infectious Disease 
Prevention 
Karen H Seal, MD, MPH   San Francisco, CA  Behavioral Change 
Clinical Trials 
Mental Illness 
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
War Related Illnesses 
Alfredo J. Selim, MD, MPH   Bedford, MA  Delivery of Health Care, Integrated 
Risk Adjustment 
Stephanie L Shimada, PhD   Bedford, MA  Behavioral Change 
Decision Support Techniques 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Health Care Information Systems 
Health Services Research 
Medical Informatics 
Minority Health 
Patient Safety 
Quality of Care 
Racial Differences in Care 
Underserved Populations 
Brian Shiner, MD, MPH   White River Junction, VT  Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Suicide Prevention 
Michael G. Shlipak, MD, MPH   No longer with VA    
Jason Sico, MD, MHS   West Haven, CT  Health Services Research 
HIV/AIDS 
Neurology 
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) 
Pain 
Stroke 
Maria J. Silveira, MD, MA, MPH   Ann Arbor, MI  Hospice Care 
Medical Ethics 
Pain 
Brenda E Sirovich, MD, MS   White River Junction, VT  Ambulatory Care 
Physician Practice Patterns 
Primary Health Care 
Ted Albert Skolarus, MD, MPH, BS   Ann Arbor, MI  Cancer - Surveillance and Treatment Outcome 
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated 
Prostate Cancer and Erectile Dysfunction 
Christopher G. Slatore, MD, MS   Portland, OR  Cancer Prevention and Control 
Lung Diseases, Obstructive 
Dylan M. Smith, PhD   No longer with VA    
Eric G. Smith, MD, PhD, MPH   Bedford, MA  Depression 
Depression in Primary Care 
Pharmacoepidemiology and Adverse Drug Events 
Pharmacotherapy 
Psychiatry 
Statistical Methodology 
Statistics 
Suicide 
Suicide Prevention 
A. Lynn Snow, PhD, MS, BS   Tuscaloosa, AL  Assessment 
Dementia 
Long-Term Care 
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) 
Pain 
Quality Assurance, Health Care - Quality of Health Care 
Research Design 
Lynn M. Soban, RN, PhD, MPH   No longer with VA    
Alexander H.S. Sox-Harris, PhD, MS   Menlo Park, CA  Alcoholism 
Biostatistics 
Health Care Evaluation and Measurement 
Health Services Research 
Program Evaluation 
Statistical Methodology 
Surgery 
Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS   No longer with VA    
Karen E Steinhauser, PhD   Durham, NC  Aging 
Caregiving 
End of Life 
Health Services Research 
Michael A Steinman, MD   San Francisco, CA  Aging 
Drug Therapy 
Pharmacoepidemiology and Adverse Drug Events 
Pharmacy Benefits Management 
Carl J Stepnowsky, Jr., PhD   San Diego, CA  Medication Adherence 
Minority Health 
Sleep Disorders 
Lauren D Stevenson, PhD   Cleveland, OH   
Jennifer L Strauss, BA, MS, PhD   Durham, NC  Advance Directives 
Cognition Disorders 
HIV/AIDS 
Mental Illness 
Rebecca Sudore, MD   San Francisco, CA  Aging 
Clinical Decision-Making 
Cultural Diversity 
Health Services Research 
Hospice Care 
Interpersonal Processes of Care 
Minority Health 
Patient Education 
Patient Outcomes 
Patient-Centered Care 
Shahnaz Sultan, MD, MHSc   Minneapolis, MN  Colorectal Cancer 
Gastroenterology 
Jodie A. Trafton, PhD   Menlo Park, CA  Alcoholism 
Behavior and Behavioral Mechanisms 
Behavioral Change 
Clinical Decision-Making 
Health Care Evaluation and Measurement 
Health Services Needs and Demands 
Pain 
Substance Abuse Treatment 
Substance-Related Disorders 
Amal Nitin Trivedi, MD, MPH   Providence, RI  Disparities in Treatments Received 
Ranak B Trivedi, PhD, MA, MS   Menlo Park, CA  Aging 
Behavioral Change 
Cardiovascular Diseases 
Caregiving 
Chronic Heart Failure 
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 
Depression 
Health Psychology 
Quality of Life 
Self Help 
Social Support 
Jack Tsai, PhD   West Haven, CT  Homeless Persons 
Psychiatry 
Schizophrenia 
Minang Turakhia, MD, MS   Palo Alto, CA  Cardiac Procedures 
Cardiology 
Cardiovascular Diseases 
Pharmacoeconomics 
Procedure Use and Outcomes in Cardiology 
Stroke 
Thromboembolism Prophylaxis 
Treatment Outcome 
VA-Non VA Comparisons 
Christi S. Ulmer, PhD   Durham, NC  Anxiety 
Behavioral Change 
Cardiovascular Diseases 
Chronic Disease 
Depression 
Health Behavior 
Health Psychology 
Physical Activity 
Sleep Disorders 
War Related Illnesses 
Constance R. Uphold, PhD, MS, BS   Gainesville, FL  Chronic Illness 
Geriatrics 
Health Behavior 
Health Related Quality of Life 
HIV/AIDS 
Nursing 
Patient Education 
Prevention 
Marcia T. Valenstein, MD, AB   Ann Arbor, MI  Depression 
Mental Health 
Self Care 
Courtney H Van Houtven, PhD   Durham, NC  Caregiver Safety 
Caregiving 
Cost and Utilization 
Geriatrics 
Long-Term Care 
Paul D. Varosy, MD   Aurora, CO  Biostatistics 
Cardiac Procedures 
Cardiology 
Cardiovascular Diseases 
Clinical Outcomes Prediction Tools 
Cost and Utilization 
Cost-Benefit Analysis 
Cost-Effectiveness 
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis 
Health Care Costs and Cost Analysis 
Health Outcomes 
Health Related Quality of Life 
Health Services Research 
Patient Quality of Life Outcome Measures 
Population Characteristics 
Practice Patterns 
Predictive Models 
Procedure Use and Outcomes in Cardiology 
Quality of Life 
Quality of Life and Functional Assessment 
Research Design 
Resource Use and Cost of VA Care 
Resource Utilization and Costs 
Risk Factors 
Statistical Methodology 
Statistical Models 
Utilization and Cost of Health Care 
Utilization Patterns 
Sandeep Vijan, MD, MS   Ann Arbor, MI  Cost-Benefit Analysis 
Diabetes Mellitus 
Evidence-Based Medicine 
Health Care Costs and Cost Analysis 
Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice 
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) 
Patient Acceptance of Health Care 
Practice Guidelines 
Quality Assurance, Health Care - Quality of Health Care 
Salim Virani, MD   Houston, TX  Behavior and Behavioral Mechanisms 
Cardiology 
Cardiovascular Diseases 
Hypertension 
Practice Guidelines 
Corrine I. Voils, PhD   Madison, WI  Behavioral Change 
Psychometrics 
Research Design 
Kevin G. Volpp, MD, PhD   Philadelphia, PA  Health Care Costs and Cost Analysis 
Health Care Policy 
Health Economics 
Medical Education 
Medication Adherence 
Smoking Cessation 
Underserved Populations 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Bonnie J. Wakefield, PhD, RN   Iowa City, IA  Chronic Illness 
Clinical Trials 
Frail Elderly 
Functional Status 
Health Outcomes 
Health Services Research 
Nursing Care 
Safety 
Telemedicine 
Akbar K Waljee, MD, MSc   Ann Arbor, MI  Chronic Disease 
Clinical Decision-Making 
Clinical Outcomes Prediction Tools 
Cost and Utilization 
Quality of Life 
Statistical Methodology 
Amy E Wallace, MD, MPH   White River Junction, VT  Access to Primary Care and Preventive Services 
Telemedicine 
Louise C Walter, MD   San Francisco, CA  Aging 
Cancer Prevention and Control 
Clinical Outcomes Prediction Tools 
Disease Prevention 
Frail Elderly 
Geriatrics 
Health Services Research 
Malignancies 
Mammography 
Outcomes Measurement 
Patient-Centered Care 
Practice Guidelines 
Practice Patterns 
Prevention 
Quality of Care 
Risk Factors 
Donna L Washington, MD, MPH   West Los Angeles, CA  Access to Primary Care and Preventive Services 
Ambulatory Care 
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Health Services Needs and Demands 
Quality of Care 
Racial Differences in Care 
Women's Health Services 
Morris Weinberger, PhD   Durham, NC  Aging 
Diabetes Mellitus 
Quality of Care 
Kenneth R. Weingardt, PhD   No longer with VA    
Steven D. Weisbord, MD, MSc   Pittsburgh, PA  Adverse Drug Events 
Chronic Disease 
Clinical Trials 
Nephrology 
Nephropathy 
Practice Guidelines 
Prevention 
Racial Differences in Care 
Risk Factors 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Julie C Weitlauf, PhD   Palo Alto, CA  Cancer 
Health Services Research 
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Social Cognition 
Rachel M. Werner, MD, PhD   Philadelphia, PA  Outcome Assessment (Health Care) 
Outcomes Measurement 
Practice Evaluations 
Primary Health Care 
Quality of Care 
Underserved Populations 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
John D Whited, MD, MHS   Durham, NC  Academic Research 
Ambulatory Care 
Epidemiology 
Health Services Research 
Telemedicine 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Mary A Whooley, MD   San Francisco, CA  Comorbidity 
Rachel L. Widome, PhD, MHS   No longer with VA    
Emily C. Williams, PhD, MPH   Seattle, WA  Alcohol Problems in Primary Care 
Alcoholism 
Behavioral Change 
Diffusion of Innovation 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Evidence-Based Medicine 
Health Care Evaluation and Measurement 
Health Services Research 
Hepatitis C 
HIV/AIDS 
Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice 
Minority Groups 
Primary Care for Substance Abusing Patients 
Program Evaluation 
Substance Abuse Treatment 
Substance-Related Disorders 
Underserved Populations 
Women's Health 
Linda S. Williams, MD   Indianapolis, IN  Clinical Epidemiology 
Neurology 
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) 
Patient Quality of Life Outcome Measures 
Patient-Centered Care 
Quality of Care 
Quality of Life and Functional Assessment 
Stroke 
Steven Woloshin, MD, MS   No longer with VA    
Edwin S. Wong, PhD, MA   Seattle, WA  Cost-Effectiveness 
Health Care Policy 
Health Economics 
Resource Use and Cost of VA Care 
Statistical Models 
Henry Klar Yaggi, BA, MD, MPH   No longer with VA    
William S Yancy, MD, MHS   Durham, NC  Behavioral Change 
Clinical Decision-Making 
Disease Prevention 
Obesity 
Prevention 
Alexander Stehle Young, MD, MSHS   West Los Angeles, CA  Behavior (provider) 
Chronic Disease 
Decision Support Techniques 
Diffusion of Innovation 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Homeless Persons 
Medical Informatics 
Mental Illness 
Obesity 
Quality of Care 
Services for Person With Serious Mental Illness 
Bevan Yueh, MD, MPH   No longer with VA    
Xiao-Hua Andrew Zhou, PhD, MSc   No longer with VA    
Susan L. Zickmund, PhD   Salt Lake City, UT  Disparities in Treatments Received 
Hepatitis C 
Patient Compliance 
Patient Satisfaction 
Physician-Patient Relations 
Qualitative Methods 
Racial Differences in Care 
Research Design 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Alan J. Zillich, PharmD   No longer with VA    
Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA   Ann Arbor, MI  Depression 
Epidemiology 
Health Care Policy 
Health Services Research 
Mental Illness 
Pharmacoeconomics 
Research Design 
Donna M Zulman, MD, MS   Menlo Park, CA  Chronic Disease 
Health Services Research 
Medical Informatics 
Self Care