Alumni Profiles

Health Services Research Doctoral Program Graduates
 

2016
John McHughJohn McHugh John McHugh

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy & Management
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University

Dissertation: The Impact of Hospital-Skilled Nursing Facility Partnerships on Rehospitalization Rates

Awards: Dissertation Fellowship from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (R36)

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Marissa MeucciMarissa Meucci

Marissa Meucci
Assistant Professor of Health Studies
College of Health Sciences
University of Rhode Island 

Dissertation: The Effectiveness of Home Health Services and Modifications for Older Adults

Awards: AHRQ R36 Dissertation Award: Home Modifications: Access, Funding and Effectiveness, 2014

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Cara SammartinoCara Sammartino

Cara Sammartino
Chair and Assistant Professor
Department of Health Sciences
College of Health & Wellness
Johnson and Wales University

Dissertation: Patterns of Care and Outcomes for Transitional Populations with HIV

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2015 

 

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

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

Awards: 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality R36 Dissertation Award; 2016 Public Health Impact Award

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

Dissertation 

Awards: 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality R36 Dissertation Award 

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Lawrence Were
Lecturer
Program of Health Science
Department of Health Sciences
College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Boston University

Dissertation:  The Impact of Health Insurance on Access and Utilization of Obstetric Health Services for Pregnant Women" Evidence from Kenya

Awards: The Hewlitt Foundation/IIE Dissertation Fellowship

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2014

 

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

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

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

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Danya M. Qato
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland-Baltimore
Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services

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

Awards: Fulbright Core Teaching/Research Scholar, Birzeit University, Palestine, 2015-2016

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Fellowships: Fellow, Arab Council for the Social Sciences; Fellow, Palestinian American Research Center

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2013  

 

Alicia L. Cooper
Health Care Project Director, Department of Vermont Health Access

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

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

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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

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

Chang Liu
Managing Director, ACCESS Health International and
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  

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Chimaeze Dee Ndumele
Assistant Professor
Yale School of Public Health

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

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2012 

 

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

Dissertation:  The Influence of Medicaid and Medicare Policies on Hospitalizations

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

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