Recent Graduates

Health Services Research Doctoral Program Graduates



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


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


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 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 M. Qato


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



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) 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 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 Ndumele
Assistant Professor
Yale School of Public Health

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



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