HSR Program Student Awards
Of the last 19 dissertation grant applications submitted by our students, 15 have been funded. This includes ten grants sponsored by AHRQ or NIH, and five grants from foundations including the Tarlov and Ware, Hewlett, and JKTG Foundations.
HSR students have won awards for their AcademyHealth research presentations:
In an HSR Program first, Bora Y0un won a 2018 American Lung Association Lung Health Dissertation Award, which is to support pre-doctoral dissertation research in the various disciplines of social science examining risk factors affecting lung health.
Dean Bess Marcus recently announced the awardees for the Student Excellence Awards in Public Health and we are happy to congratulate Alexandra Ellis on her Public Health Impact Award. These awards are highly competitive and selections were made from a large pool of exceptional students by a committee of School of Public Health faculty and senior administration. Alex will be recognized for this distinction during the School of Public Health Ceremony on Sunday May 27, 2018 at the Ruth Simmons Quadrangle.
The Graduate Awards recognize three exceptional Master’s students (MPH, AM, or ScM) and one exceptional Doctoral student who complete their degree requirements during the academic year. Awards recognize impact in any one or a combination of scholarship, service and citizenship, and professional contributions.
HSR doctoral student Kevin Nguyen's poster, titled " Insurance Coverage, Access to Care, and Health Outcomes Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Nonelderly Americans, 2014-2017," won Best Doctoral or Post-Doctoral Trainee Poster at Brown Public Health Research Day among 32 posters.
In 2018, Kevin was also awarded the APHA Medical Care Section Student Abstract Award for students with the top scoring abstract submissions.
Our most heartfelt congratulations, Kevin! The Department applauds your success!
Xinqi Li and Margot Schwartz
The HSR Program is proud to announce that two students received the prestigious Nora Kahn Piore Award. The Nora Kahn Piore award is made annually to support students who wish to undertake research in health services, with a focus on health status and access to health care by poor and underserved people. Both Margot's proposal "How do I choose? Home Health Agency Star Ratings and Disparities in Agency Selection and Patient Outcomes” and Xinqi's project titled “The Impact of Involuntary Disenrollment Due to Plan Exits on Coverage Continuity Among Medicaid Enrollees" were reviewed by a committee of faculty in the School and they were awarded funds to further their research based on their exceptional work.
At the 2017 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in New Orleans, PhD Student Sarah Gordon was awarded the 2018 AcademyHealth Alice S. Hersh Student Scholarship, which provides two (2) free registrations to the National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) and four (4) free registrations to the Annual Research Meeting (ARM). The scholarship is designed to encourage professional and educational development in health services research and policy among student members. The scholarship provides funding to attend the NHPC.
PhD student Shekinah Fashaw was named an AcademyHealth 2017 Long Term Services and Support (LTSS) Student Travel Award winner at the 2017 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) in New Orleans.
PhD student Brianna Osetinsky won a 2017-2018 Population Studies and Training Center (PTSC) Training Fellowship. The training program provides interdisciplinary training in demography to graduate students from affiliated departments at Brown University. As one of the longest continuously funded demography training programs in the country, the PSTC also offers mentoring and funding opportunities, including an NICHD fellowship, which provides full academic and research support for one year to five PSTC graduate trainees.
PhD student Sarah Gordon is a 2017 awardee of a Dissertation Fellowship from the Agency for Healthcare Research (R36). The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides an array of intramural and extramural predoctoral and postdoctoral educational, research infrastructure and career development grants and opportunities in health services research.
PhD student Andrew Zullo was named a Travel Award winner by the Planning Committee for the 2017 ACC/AGS/NIA Pharmacotherapy in Older Adults with CVD Workshop.
The workshop, the first of 3 workshops co-sponsored by the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Geriatrics Society (AGS), and National Institute on Aging (NIA), will focus on Multimorbidity in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease in Washington, DC on February 9-10. The primary short-term objectives for this workshop are to engage key stakeholders to identify important research gaps that need to be addressed in order to optimize care for older adults with CVD in the context of multiple chronic condition (MCC), and to formulate multidisciplinary research strategies that will ultimately lead to improved patient-centered care of these complex patients.
As an invited Travel Award winner, Andrew will participate in a special post-conference workshop on Tuesday afternoon specifically developed for the Travel Award winners.
Andrew Zullo's dissertation work was selected for oral podium presentation at the 2017 International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology London meeting. The International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE) selected Andrew Zullo’s abstract 0033 “The Effect of Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitors versus Sulfonylureas on Cognition and Physical Functioning in Frail Older Nursing Home Residents” for oral presentation at the ISPE Mid-Year Meeting in London, UK in April of 2017. The theme of this year's meeting is Embracing the Future: Ensuring Opportunities Become Reality. Additionally, Andrew was awarded a travel scholarship to attend the meeting.
In 2016, Andrew was awarded the American Geriatrics Society Scientist-in-Training Research Award by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Board of Directors and the 2016 Research and Program Committees in recognition of his excellent work toward improving the quality of health care for older people. This award is presented to a pre-doctoral candidate submitting the most outstanding abstract for the 2016 AGS Annual Meeting and who demonstrates evidence of an early but promising career path in gerontological research. In the above photo, AGS President Ellen Flaherty presented Andrew with this award during the 2016 AGS Annual Meeting in May of 2016.
PhD student Megan Cole has been awarded a highly competitive Dissertation Fellowship from the Agency for Healthcare Research. Megan’s outstanding application will rigorously evaluate key policy changes underway with the Affordable Care Act. Megan will examine the impact of the ACA’s Medicaid expansions on the utilization and quality of care in community health centers. Also in 2016, we are proud to announce that Megan was selected to receive a 2016 Nora Kahn Piore Award, the 2016 AcademyHealth Alice S. Hersh Student Scholarship, was named a 2016 CDC Millennial Health Leaders Summit Delegate and won the 2016 APHA Medical Care Section Student Abstract Award (for students with the top scoring abstract submissions).
PhD student Alexandra Ellis was recently awarded a 2016 Dissertation Fellowship from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (R36). The R36 is for health care research training and career development (pre- and post-doctoral fellowships, and dissertations).
PhD student Michael Flores has been awarded a highly competitive Dissertation Fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health. Michael’s outstanding application will rigorously evaluate key policy changes underway with the Affordable Care Act. Michael will use Rhode Island Medicaid data to evaluate the impact of health homes, which coordinate and integrate primary and behavioral health care for persons with severe mental illness. Michael is also the recipient of a 2016 Dissertation Fellowship from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (R36).
PhD student Shaun Forbes was selected to the 2015-2016 cohort of Brown Presidential Fellows. The Graduate School offers Presidential Fellowships to some of the most outstanding applicants to doctoral programs across the disciplines. In October of 2016, Shaun was also awarded one of two highly competitive Lee Lusted Student Prizes.
PhD student Sarah Gordon was selected as one of the 2016 recipients of the Nora Kahn Piore Award within the School of Public Health. The Nora Kahn Piore award is made annually to support students who wish to undertake research in health services, with a focus on health status and access to health care by poor and underserved people. Sarah’s exceptional proposal was reviewed by a committee of faculty in the School and she was awarded funds to further her research.
PhD student Ben Silver was named one of four Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellows and will teach at Wheaton College in 2016-17, through the Graduate School's partnership with Wheaton. As Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellows, the doctoral students will exercise the teaching skills modeled and cultivated at Brown University. Up to four fellowships are offered each year to doctoral students who are in their third, fourth or fifth year, regardless of discipline.
PhD student Bora Youn is a recipient of the 2016 CFAR Trainee Support Award, awarded for expenses related to travel or poster preparation.
PhD student Emily Li was a recipient of a Dissertation Fellowship from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (R36).
PhD student John McHugh was a recipient of a Dissertation Fellowship from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (R36).
PhD student Brianna Osetinsky was a recipient of The 2015 Global Mobility Program: Graduate Research Fellowship. The Global Mobility Graduate Research Fellowship through the Office of Global Engagement funds student research abroad. Brianna used her fellowship to conduct research at AMPATH in Kenya for three months during the summer of 2015. See more here.
PhD student Jessica Roydhouse has received one of four Dissertation Support Grants awarded by the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation. The grant supports the research of this PhD student in Health Services Research, which focuses on improving patient-reported outcome measures in cancer care.
The JKTG Foundation announced over $160,000 in awards to support the next generation of health policy research and promote better healthcare for patients, with awards ranging from $29,000 to $64,000 depending on scope and investigative opportunity. Projects reflect the Foundation’s goal of fostering research to improve health as well as introduce new approaches to health care policy.
“Too often, health policy sticks with the status quo but innovative research asks ‘why’ and pushes health care to consider new approaches. We believe funding researchers who ask those provoking questions is key to transforming health care for the better,” said JKTG Foundation president Ted Giovanis.