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AcademyHealth 2009 Annual Research Meeting

Dr. Seth Eisen (left) with Article of the Year awardee, Dr. Amal Trivedi (right).

Dr. Seth Eisen (left) with Article of the Year awardee, Dr. Amal Trivedi (right).

  • HSR&D's Werner received Alice Hersh New Investigator Award. HSR&D investigator Racher Werner, M.D., Ph.D., received the Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award, which recognizes scholars that demonstrate exceptional promise for future contributions early in their health services research career. Dr. Werner is a Research Career Development Awardee with the VA HSR&D Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion and a primary care internist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Werner's research examines quality improvement initiatives--including pay for performance and public reporting--and how those initiatives change health care delivery, overall quality of care, and racial disparities.
  • HSR&D Investigator Trivedi received AcademyHealth Article of the Year Award. HSR&D investigator Amal Trivedi, M.D., M.P.H., received the 2009 Article of the Year Award for his article "Insurance Parity and the Use of Outpatient Mental Health Care Following a Psychiatric Hospitalization," which appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The award recognizes the best scientific work in the fields of health services research and policy, produced and published during the previous year. Dr. Trivedi also received a Best Abstract award for his study "Unintended Consequences of Increased Ambulatory Copayments on Hospital Use in the Elderly." Dr. Trivedi is a Research Career Development Awardee with the Center for Systems, Outcomes and Quality in Chronic Disease & Rehabilitation at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Providence, RI.
  • HSR&D Investigator Yano awarded Best Abstract. HSR&D investigator Elizabeth Yano, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., received a Best Abstract award for her work, "Impact of Practice Structure on the Quality of Care for Women Veterans." The abstract examines the first attempt to evaluate systematically the quality of care experienced by women Veterans in VA settings. Yano's research provides a critical evidence base for VHA's ability to reduce gender disparities and improve outcomes and satisfaction of women Veterans.

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