Congratulations to the 2019 Nora Kahn Piore Award Recipients

Nora Kahn Piore

The Nora Kahn Piore award was established in recognition of the lifetime work of health policy expert, Nora Kahn Piore through the generosity of Margot Piore Onek, MD ’64, P’91 and Joseph N. Onek.  These awards are made annually to support undergraduate, graduate, and medical students undertaking research in health services, with a focus on health status and access to health care by poor and underserved people. In 2019, $17,000 will be distributed to the following eight students. Congratulations to this year's awardees!

Courtney Choy, doctoral candidate in Epidemiology
A Multilevel Model Approach to Understand Childhood Growth and its Association with Body Composition, Obesity, and Cardiometabolic Risk among Samoan Children in the Ola Tuputupua’e “Growing Up” Cohort

Kira DiClemente, doctoral candidate in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences
Improving Treatment and Access to Mental Health Care for Central African Refugee Women Living with Trauma: Applications of Implementation Science and Community-Based Systems Dynamics

Shekinah Fashaw, doctoral candidate in Health Services Research                                   
The impact of the CMS National Partnership on racial disparities in the use of antipsychotics among nursing homes residents

Marga Kempner, MD Candidate              
Patterns of Disability, Eviction, and Criminal Legal System Involvement among Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in Rhode Island

Alice Larotonda, doctoral candidate in Anthropology   
Breastfeeding and Breastmilk Donation: The Global Human Milk Banks' Network

Lacey Loomer, doctoral candidate in Health Services Research
The Impact of the Medicare Home Health Rural Add-on payment on Beneficiary Access

Ashleigh LoVette, doctoral candidate in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences
A mixed methods approach to understanding resilience and health among young women and girls in the context of sustained HIV risk

David Meyers, doctoral candidate in Health Services Research
How well does the Medicare Advantage 5-Star Rating System Capture the Experience of Marginalized Patient Populations?