HSR Student Directory

Current Students in the PhD Program in Health Services Research 

Lacey Rose Barre
Lacey Rose BarreLacey Rose Barre

Year Admitted: 2015
Advisor: Renee Shield

Research Interest: Quality measurements of patient-provider interactions

Undergraduate Institution: University of Rhode Island, BS Biological Sciences

Graduate Institution: Yale School of Public Health, Master of Public Health, Health Policy and Management

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 242-H
Email: Laceyrose_Barre@brown.edu

Megan Cole
Megan ColeMegan Cole

Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: Amal Trivedi

Research Interest: Payment and delivery reform, health equity and health disparities, and state health policy

Awards:  2016 Nora Kahn Piore Award; 2016 CDC Millennial Health Leaders Summit Delegate; 2016 AcademyHealth Alice S. Hersh Student Scholarship2016 APHA Medical Care Section Student Award Session (for students with the top scoring abstract submissions)

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

Presentations

Undergraduate Institution: University of Massachusetts
Amherst, BS Public Health Sciences

Graduate Institution: Yale University, Master of Public Health

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 731
Email: Megan_Cole@Brown.edu

Alexandra Ellis
Alexandra EllisAlexandra Ellis

Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: Thomas Trikalinos

Research Interest: Evidence synthesis

Undergraduate Institution: Bucknell University, BS Economics and Math

Publications

Presentations

Graduate Institution: The London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc in International Health Policy (Health Economics)

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 731
Email: Alexandra_G_Ellis@Brown.edu

Michael Flores
Michael FloresMichael Flores

Year Admitted: 2012
Advisor:   Ira Wilson

Research Interest: Social determinants of health disparities, access and utilization of mental health services, patient provider communication, community based participatory research

Awards: Dissertation Fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health

Publications

Undergraduate Institution:  University of California, Santa Barbara, BA

Graduate Institution: CA State University, Fresno, Master of Public Health

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 650
Email: Michael_Flores@brown.edu

Shaun Forbes
Shaun ForbesShaun Forbes

Year Admitted: 2015
Advisor: Thomas Trikalinos
 

Research Interest: Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER), Meta-Analysis, Decision Analysis and Operations Research / Management Science

Awards: 2015-2016 Brown University Presidential Fellow

Presentations

Undergraduate Institution: University of Miami

Office:  121 S. Main, Campus Box G-S121-2, Room 242
E-mail: Shaun_Forbes@brown.edu 

Sarah Gordon
Sarah GordonSarah Gordon

Year Admitted:  2014
Advisor:  Amal Trivedi

Research Interest: Medicaid policy, health care reform implementation, health disparities, care coordination for vulnerable populations

Awards: 2016 Nora Kahn Piore Award

Publications

Presentations

Undergraduate Institution: New York University

Graduate Institution: Harvard School of Public Health, MS, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box G-S121-2, Room 440
E-mail: Sarah_H_Gordon@brown.edu

Cyrus Kosar

Cyrus KosarCyrus Kosar

 

 

 

Year Admitted: 2015
Advisor:   Vincent Mor

 Research Interest: Aging, long-term care, health economics, quasi-experimental research methods

Presentations

Undergraduate Institution: Boston University, BA Economics
Graduate Institution: Boston University, MA Economics

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 242-E
Email: Cyrus_Kosar@brown.edu

Qijuan (Emily)  Li
Qijuan (Emily) LiQijuan (Emily) Li

Year Admitted: 2012
Advisor:   Amal Trivedi

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

Research Interest:  Health and health care disparities, health insurance design, health reforms, economic incentives for payers, providers and patients.

Undergraduate Institution: West China University of Medical Sciences

Graduate Institution: Yale School of Public Health

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 638
Email: Qijuan_Li@brown.edu

Xinqi (Cynthia) Li
Xinqi (Cynthia) LiXinqi (Cynthia) Li

Year Admitted:  2014
Advisor:  Vincent Mor

Research Interest: Health and health care disparities, health insurance design, health reforms, economic incentives for payers, providers and patients.         

Publications

Undergraduate Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS Biological Engineering

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 440
E-mail: Xinqi_Li@brown.edu

Lacey Loomer
Lacey LoomerLacey Loomer

Year Admitted:  2016
Advisor:  Vincent Mor

Research Interest: Aging, End of Life Care, Health Economics

Undergraduate Institution: Northeastern University, BS Economics

Graduate Institution: Emory University, MSPH Health Services Research

Office 121 S. Main, Campus Box G-S-121-2, Room TBA

Email: Lacey_Loomer@brown.edu

John McHugh

John McHughJohn McHugh

 

Year Admitted: 2012
Advisor:   Vincent Mor

Research Interest: Incentive structures in the current healthcare system

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

Presentations

Undergraduate Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Graduate Institution: Duke University, MBA

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 638
Email: John_Mchugh@brown.edu

David Meyers
David MeyersDavid Meyers

Year Admitted: 2016
Advisor: Ira Wilson

Research Interest: Health disparities, geospatial analysis, health systems design, new payment models

Undergraduate Institution:  Tufts University, BA International Relations and Community Health

Graduate Institution: Tufts University School of Medicine, MPH, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room TBA
E-mail: David_Meyers@brown.edu

 

Haley Morrill
Haley MorrillHaley Morrill

Year Admitted: 2016
Advisor:  Theresa Shireman

Research Interest: Antimicrobial Stewardship and Long-Term Care

Undergraduate Institution: University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy

Graduate Institution: University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy, PharmD

Brianna Osetinsky
Brianna OsetinskyBrianna Osetinsky

Year Admitted:  2014
Advisor:  Omar Galárraga

Research Interest: Health system strengthening in low- and middle-income countries including sustainable care models, local funding solutions, willingness to pay and efficient service delivery

Fellowships: The 2015 Global Mobility Program: Graduate Research Fellowship

Undergraduate Institution: Santa Clara

Graduate Institution: Emory, MSPH

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 440
E-mail: Brianna_Osetinsky@brown.edu

Jessica Roydhouse
Jessica RoydhouseJessica Roydhouse

Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: Ira Wilson

Research Interest: Patient reported outcomes in cancer (quality of life, experience of care), missing data, measurement in health care

Awards: Jayne Koskinas Ted Givanis Foundation for Health Policy Dissertation Award

Presentations

Undergraduate Institution: Johns Hopkins University

Graduate Institution: University of Sydney, MPH (Hons)

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 731
Email: Jessica_Roydhouse@Brown.edu

Margot Schwartz
Margot SchwartzMargot Schwartz

Year Admitted: 2015
Advisor: Amal Trivedi

Research Interest: Quality Improvement and measure development, patient and family centered care, patient engagement, patient safety

Publications

Undergraduate Institution: Tufts University, BA Psychology, Community Health

Graduate Institution: Boston University, Master of Public Health, Health Policy and Management

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 242-I
Email: Margot_Schwartz@brown.edu

Benjamin Silver
Benjamin SilverBenjamin Silver

Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: Vincent Mor

Research Interest: Medicare, Health Economics, Payment Systems

Awards: 2015-16 D. L. Hart International Research Award

Fellowships: 2016-17 Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellow

Publications

Undergraduate Institution:  Brandeis University, BA Health: Science, Society and Policy

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 638
Email: Benjamin_Silver@brown.edu

Rebecca Thorsness
Rebecca ThorsnessRebecca Thorsness

Year Admitted: 2016
Advisor: Amal Trivedi

Research Interest: Medicaid, health disparities and vulnerable populations, quality measurement and improvement

Undergrad Institution: Princeton University, BA Public Policy

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room TBD
Email: Rebecca_Thorsness@brown.edu

Bora Youn
Bora YounBora Youn

Year Admitted: 2015
Advisor: Ira Wilson

Research Interest: Healthcare disparities, policy evaluation, health care quality improvement, pharmaceuticals

Awards: 2016 CFAR Trainee Support Award

Publications and Oral Paper Presentations

Undergraduate Institution: Ewha Womans University, Bachelor of Pharmacy

Graduate Institution: Seoul National University Business School, Boston University, Master of Public Health

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 242-G
Email: Bora_Youn@brown.edu

Andrew Zullo

 

Andrew ZulloAndrew Zullo

Year Admitted: 2012
Advisor: David Dore

Research Interest: Pharmaceutical health services research; Pharmacoepidemiology

Awards:  2016 American Geriatrics Society Scientist-in-Training Research Award; 2015 and 2016 American Geriatrics Society National Conference Travel Awards; 2014 Nora Kahn Piore Award

Presentations

Fellowships: AHRQ K12, Center for Evidence Based Medicine

Publications

Grants

Undergraduate Institution: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Graduate Institutions: Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy,   PharmD
Brown University Dept. of Epidemiology, ScM

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 731
Email: Andrew_Zullo@brown.edu