Recent Graduates

Health Services Research Doctoral Program Graduates


Laura KeohaneLaura Keohane

Laura Keohane
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 


Dissertation: The Impact of Medicare Hospitilizations & Deductions on Medicaid Enrollment

Katherine EtterKatherine Etter

Katherine Etter
Medical Device Epidemiology Postdoctoral Fellow
Medical Devices
Johnson & Johnson Co.


Dissertation: The Effect of Device Characteristics on The Rate of Total Hip Replacement Revisions in the Veterans Health Administration  


Shivaani PrakashShivaani Prakash

Shivaani G. Prakash 
Research Public Health Analyst
RTI International
Washington, DC 

Awards:  Frank and Levy Fellowship Award (Brown University), 2011


Dissertation:  The Relationship between Mental Health Capital and Labor Market Outcomes:  Evidence from the U.S. and Chile

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Danya QatoDanya Qato

Danya M. Qato


Dissertation:  Elucidating the Role of Patients, Providers, and Policies in Predicting (Mis) Use of High Risk Prescription Medication


Alicia CooperAlicia Cooper

Alicia L. Cooper
Quality Monitoring & Evaluation Manager, Vermont State Innovation Model
Department of Vermont Health Access

Awards:  Alvin R. Tarlov and John E. Ware Doctoral Dissertation Award


Dissertation:  Predictors and Outcomes of High-Risk Prescribing Among Elderly Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries 

Hye-Young (Arian) JungHye-Young (Arian) Jung

Hye-Young (Arian) Jung
Assistant Professor of Public Health
Weill Cornell Medical College, Division of Quality and Medical Informatics

Dissertation:  Differences in Skilled Nursing Facility Care and Associated Outcomes Among Medicare Advantage and Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries  

Chang LiuChang Liu

Chang Liu
Research Assistant Professor
Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School

Dissertation:  The Impact of Insurance Policy Changes on Patients’ and Providers’ Behavior and Cost of Care:  Experiences from Medicare Drug Policy and Medicaid Nursing Home Policy  

Chimaeze Dee NdumeleChimaeze Dee Ndumele

Assistant Professor
Yale School of Public Health

Dissertation:  Examining Sources and Consequences of Variation Among Adult Medicaid Enrollees


Mark UnruhMark Unruh

Mark A. Unruh
Assistant Professor of Public Health
Weill Cornell Medical College


Awards:  Alvin R. Tarlov and John E. Ware Doctoral Dissertation Award
Dissertation:  The Influence of Medicaid and Medicare Policies on Hospitalizations