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June 2013 (Volume 91)
Steven M. Asch is the chief of health services research at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, a health policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, and a tenured professor of medicine at Stanford University. He develops and evaluates quality measurement and improvement systems, often in the care of patients with communicable disease. Asch has led several national projects developing broad-based quality measurement tools for veterans, Medicare beneficiaries, and the community. He directs a multi-site center for quality improvement in HIV and hepatitis C and the Center for Health Care Evaluation. More recently, he has focused on how to maximize value by testing organizational innovations to make medical care more collaborative and efficient. His educational efforts are focused on training physician fellows in health services research. Asch is a practicing internist and palliative care physician and the author of more than two hundred peer-reviewed articles. He holds an MD and an MPH.
Charles L. Bosk is a professor of sociology and anesthesiology and critical care at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Quality and Safety Research Group of the Armstrong Institute of Johns Hopkins University, where he is working on a real-time ethnography of a national initiative to reduce surgical site infections as well as an initiative to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia. He is the 2013 recipient of the Leo G. Reeder Award from the Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. Bosk holds a PhD.
Laura J.E. Brown is a senior lecturer in the Research Institute for Health and Social Change, and the Department of Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. She received her BSc (Hons) degree in psychology from the University of Nottingham in 2002, and completed her PhD at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience of University College London in 2006. Since then she has held research posts at the University of Edinburgh, the University of St Andrews, and Newcastle University, and now works with the Research Institute for Health and Social Change at Manchester Metropolitan University. Brown’s research interests focus on assessing and improving cognition, health, and well-being in older people.
Linda Errington is a medical liaison librarian based at the Walton Library at Newcastle University. She teaches bibliographic research skills to students in the Faculty of Medical Sciences and has a keen interest in the systematic review process from a literature searching angle. Errington is currently involved with several systematic review teams within the Faculty. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a postgraduate certificate.
José J. Escarce is professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and senior natural scientist at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica. He has conducted research on a variety of topics in health services research and is a member of the Institute of Medicine. Escarce holds an MD and a PhD.
Ben Heaven is a research associate at the Institute for Health and Society, Newcastle University. He studied at Massey University in New Zealand and Newcastle University in the United Kingdom. He uses qualitative methods to understand the development and implementation of health care technologies for older people. He holds a BA, an MA (Hons), and a PhD.
Laura Campbell Hill received her bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology from Tufts University and is currently pursuing a career in medicine as a student in the postbaccalaureate premedical program at Columbia University. She works as a consultant with New York University’s Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Child Study Center, focusing on the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based treatments in mental health and health care.
Kimberly Eaton Hoagwood is the Cathy and Stephen Graham Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and vice chair for research in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine. She also works with the Office of Performance Measurement and Evaluation at the New York State Office of Mental Health (NYSOMH) and is director and principal investigator of a new Advanced Center on Implementation and Dissemination Science in States for Children and Families, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and of the Children’s Technical Assistance Center, funded by NYSOMH. Previously she was professor of clinical psychology and psychiatry at Columbia University, specializing in children’s mental health services research, and associate director for child and adolescent mental health research with NIMH. Her special emphasis is on parent engagement and activation in children’s health services, as well as the organizational and policy contexts for children’s mental health services. Hoagwood holds a PhD.
Sarah McCue Horwitz is a professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the Child Study Center and a senior faculty member in the IDEAS Center at the New York University School of Medicine. Horwitz’s research interests are focused on the interplay between formal care giving systems (e.g., medical, mental health, child welfare) and the vulnerable young populations they serve. She has developed methods, models, and intervention strategies to improve the implementation of evidence-based practices in usual care settings. Horwitz currently focuses on the mental health problems and service use of young children investigated by U.S. child welfare agencies, the prognostic importance of early signs of psychopathology and the role treatment plays in symptom evolution, interventions to alleviate maternal depression and anxiety, and factors that influence agencies’ decisions to adopt evidence-based practices. Horwitz holds a PhD.
John C. Mathers is professor of human nutrition, director of the Human Nutrition Research Centre, and scientific director of the Institute for Ageing and Health at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom. He is a past president of the Nutrition Society and serves on several national committees, including the BBSRC’s Basic Bioscience Underpinning Health Strategy Panel. Mathers undertook academic training at the Universities of Newcastle, Cambridge, and Edinburgh. His major research interests are in understanding the role of diet in the aetiology and prevention of common complex diseases and in the modulation of aging. He holds a BSc, a diploma in nutrition, a PhD, and an Hon FAfN.
Suzanne Moffatt is a senior lecturer in sociology of health in the Institute for Health and Society at Newcastle University. A former speech and language therapist, she has worked for more than twenty years as an academic, training in Manchester, Newcastle, and London. Her current research interests are in the health, welfare, and well-being of older people, particularly during the transition into retirement; the impact of welfare state changes on older people; tackling health and social inequalities; and applying research to policy and practice. Moffatt holds a BSc (Hons), an MSc, and a PhD.
Erum Nadeem is an assistant professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine. She studies the quality of mental health care, ethnic disparities, access to care, and the implementation of evidence-based treatments for children in schools and community settings. Nadeem has a career development award from the National Institute of Mental Health, utilizing a community-partnered research approach to improve evidence-based trauma care in schools. Nadeem earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the UCLA Center for Health Services.
Mark D. Neuman is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and a senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics. A graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania, he is a practicing anesthesiologist and health services researcher. He holds an MD and an MSc.
Teryl K. Nuckols is an associate professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research at UCLA and a health services researcher at the RAND Corporation. Her interests involve evaluating the quality and safety of medical care and examining the relationship between health economics and strategies to improve quality and safety. She received her MD from the University of California, San Diego, trained in internal medicine and completed a National Research Service Award Fellowship at UCLA, and earned a master of science in health services from the UCLA School of Public Health. She was the recipient of a Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08) from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
S. Serene Olin is deputy director of an NIMH-funded IDEAS Center at the Child Study Center of the New York University School of Medicine. She is responsible for the overall management and operational direction for the IDEAS Center’s scientific activities. Olin also oversees evaluation and research activities related to the New York State Office of Mental Health’s quality improvement initiatives related to children and family. Olin is a child clinical psychologist by training, and her primary area of research focuses on family support services in children’s mental health. She has led efforts to develop, refine, and test a curriculum-based training program for family peer advocates who provide peer-to-peer support for caregivers in community-based and school settings. Ongoing research activities involve developing and testing team-based approaches that integrate family partners to improve quality of care and diversion from high-end services. Olin holds a PhD.
Michael R. Richards holds an MD and an MPH and is currently pursuing a PhD at Yale University within the Department of Health Policy and Management. His doctoral studies are focused on health economics and policy, and his research interests span provider payments and quality, medical malpractice, risky health behaviors, health insurance benefit design, and health and financial risk among older adults. Some of his past work has appeared in Health Affairs, Medical Care, Medical Care Research and Review, and Health Economics, Policy and Law.
Jody L. Sindelar is professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the Yale School of Public Health. She is also appointed at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies and the Economics Department at Yale and is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor in Germany. Both her BA and PhD are in economics from Stanford University. Sindelar has been president of the American Society of Health Economists and serves on advisory and editorial boards. Previously, she taught at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Yale School of Management and was a visiting scholar at the Rand Corporation. Sindelar has published more than one hundred papers on the economics of addiction, health, and labor. Her current research is in behavioral economics as applied to health habits and addiction. Sindelar has been the principal investigator on multiple National Institutes of Health grants.
Martin White is professor of public health at Newcastle University and director of Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, a UK Clinical Research Collaboration public health research center of excellence. He graduated in medicine (MB ChB) from Birmingham University in the United Kingdom, and earned a master’s degree in public health (MSc) from Newcastle University. His doctoral studies focused on the relationship between food retail access, dietary intake, and obesity, leading to the award of an MD from Birmingham University. His present research focuses on understanding social inequalities in health, and developing and evaluating complex public health interventions to improve health and reduce inequalities. He is a fellow of the United Kingdom’s Faculty of Public Health.
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Volume 91, Issue 2 (pages 413–418)
Published in 2013
In This Issue
Rewarding Healthy Food Choices in SNAP: Behavioral Economic Applications