Shaun Forbes, PhD: Presidential Scholar Successfully Defends Dissertation

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.

2020 Nora Kahn Piore Awardees

The HSR Doctoral Program is proud to announce that Haley Appaneal, Rebecca Thorsness and Kathryn Thompson are all 2020 Awardees of the Nora Kahn Piore Award. Congratulations to all! 

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Lacey Loomer Successfully Defends Dissertation

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!

Catherine Ettman receives Prose Award for Excellence in Scholarship

The HSR Doctoral Program is pleased to announce that HSR doctoral student Catherine Ettman received a 2020 Prose Award from the Association of American Publishers for excellence in Nursing & Allied Health for a book which she co-edited, Urban Health, published by Oxford University Press.

Cyrus Kosar Leads Study Finding Rural Seniors More Likely to Die Post-discharge

Congratulations to HSR doctoral student Cyrus Kosar, who led a study finding that rural seniors hospitalized for certain life-threatening conditions are more likely than city-dwelling peers to die within a month of being discharged to an aftercare facility.

HSR Program Graduate Bora Youn Joins American Lung Association Research Team for 2019-2020

Congratulations to Bora Youn, who received funding for Lung Cancer Treatment Research and joins the American Lung Association Research Team for 2019-2020!

NIA IMPACT Collaboratory Grand Rounds Webinar: December 19

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) Imbedded Pragmatic AD/ADRD Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory works to build the nation’s capacity to conduct pragmatic clinical trials of interventions embedded within health care systems for people living with dementia and their caregivers.​ GRAND ROUNDS - IMPACT Collaboratory hosts webinars on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 12 noon ET addressing these issues. Webinars are open to the public and no registration is required.  Join our mailing list to receive updates and reminders. A recording of the webinar as well as a companion podcast will be available following each event. Download the event flyer here.

AFAR Announces Inaugural Fox Wetle Award in Health Services and Aging Research

Professor Terrie Fox Wetle was recognized by the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) at their 2019 Scientific Awards of Distinction Ceremony, with an award named in her honor. The inaugural Fox Wetle Award in Health Services and Aging Research will be presented in 2020. We are thrilled that Fox has received this honor!

Congratulations, Fox!