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: Ira Wilson

Research Interest: Patient-reported quality and experience measurement, patient-provider communication shared decision-making, mixed-methods and qualitative program evaluation, and public reporting.

Publications

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 650-F
Email: Laceyrose_Barre@brown.edu

Elliott Bosco

Year Admitted: 2017
Advisor: Theresa Shireman 

Research Interests: Pharmacoepidemiology, comparative effectiveness research, evidence synthesis, pharmaceutical industry, and regulatory policy. Clinical interests include autoimmune diseases, oncology, chronic kidney disease, and diabetes

 Fellowships: 2017-2018 Pfizer Pre-Doctoral Fellow

Undergrad Institution: University of Connecticut
Graduate Institution: University of Connecticut, Doctor of Pharmacy
Alexandra Ellis
Alexandra EllisAlexandra Ellis

Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: Thomas Trikalinos

Research Interest: Evidence synthesis

Awards: 2016 Dissertation Fellowship from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (R36)

Publications

Presentations

Undergraduate Institution: Bucknell University, BS, Economics and Math

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

Shekinah Fashaw

Year Admitted: 2017
Advisor: Kali Thomas

Research Interest: Home and Community Based Services, Health Disparities, Aging, Quality/Access to Care

Awards: 2017 Long Term Services and Support (LTSS) Student Travel Award, 2013-2014 McNair Scholar

Fellowships: 2017 Brown University Diversity Fellow

Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida, B.S. 

Graduate Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MSPH Health Policy and Management

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

 

Mike Flores
Michael FloresMichael Flores

Year Admitted: 2012
Advisor:   Omar Galárraga

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 Health2016 Dissertation Fellowship from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (R36)

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

Fellowships: 2015-2016 Brown University Presidential Fellow

Awards: 2016 Lee B. Lusted Student Prize

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

Year Admitted:  2014
Advisor:  Amal Trivedi

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

Awards: 2017 Dissertation Fellowship from the Agency for Healthcare Research (R36)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

Derek Lake

Year Admitted: 2017
Advisor: Vincent Mor

Research Interest: Value-Based Care

Undergrad Institution: Rider University 
Graduate Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine

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

Year Admitted:  2014
Advisor:  Omar Galárraga

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

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

Kevin Nguyen

Year Admitted: 2017
Advisor: Amal Trivedi

Research Interest: Medicaid policy, quality of care, patient experience of care, care delivery innovation

Publications

Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BSPH, Health Policy and Management

Graduate Institution: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, MS, Health Policy and Management

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box G-S121-3
Email: kevin_nguyen2@brown.edu

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: 2017-2018 PSTC Trainee FellowshipThe 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

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

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