PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health has awarded a 5-year, $5.5 million grant to create the Learning Health Systems Rehabilitation Research Network (LeaRRn), a national resource network to advance stakeholder-partnered, rehabilitation learning health systems (LHS) research to improve quality of care, demonstrate value, and enhance patient and system outcomes.
David Meyers recently successfully defended his dissertation “The Validity of Medicare Advantage 5-Star Ratings” in what a committee member described as a “tour de force.” With a BA in International Relations and Community Health from Tufts University and a Master's in Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Tufts University School of Medicine, David entered the program in 2016 with research interests including social determinants of health, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid policy, health disparities, and payment and delivery reform.
Shaun Forbes, a 2020 graduate in Health Services Research recently successfully defended his dissertation titled “Propagating Ambiguity into Decision Analyses of Test-and-treat Strategies.” Another of the Program’s multiple-award winners, Shaun began his career at Brown as a 2015-2016 Brown University Presidential Fellow and was a two-time awardee of the Society for Medical Decision Making’s Lee B. Lusted Student Prize, one of which was the prestigious Stephen Pauker Award for Quantitative Methods and Theoretical Developments.
Lacey Loomer, a 2020 Program graduate in Health Services Research, recently successfully defended her dissertation titled "The Impact of Rural Add-on Payment on Medicare Beneficiary Access and Outcomes.” Lacey has the distinction of being the first Program graduate to defend in the Zoom format, which was very successful and well attended. Congratulations, Lacey!