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Current Career Development Awardees

Awardee & Bio Project ID Location Research Interest
Haley Appaneal, PharmD CDA 15-260 Providence, RI  Drug Therapy 
Health Services Research 
Pharmacoepidemiology and Adverse Drug Events 
Pharmacotherapy 
Pharmacy Outcomes 
Justin M Bachmann, MD, MPH CDA 19-391 Nashville, TN  Cardiology 
Rehabilitative Care 
Rachel L. Bachrach, PhD, MS CDA 20-057 Pittsburgh, PA  Alcohol Problems in Primary Care 
Alcoholism 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Health Services Accessibility 
Health Services Research 
Substance Abuse 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Daniel J Becker, MD CDA 16-206 New York, NY  Academic Research 
Cancer 
Cancer - Surveillance and Treatment Outcome 
Clinical Decision-Making 
Colorectal Cancer 
Databases 
Diffusion of Innovation/Research Utilization 
Health Outcomes 
Impacts of New Drug/Technology for Cancer 
Malignancies 
Patient Outcomes 
Practice Guidelines 
Prostate Cancer and Erectile Dysfunction 
Quality of Care 
Resource Use and Cost of VA Care 
Utilization Patterns 
Daniel Blalock, PhD CDA 19-035 Durham, NC  Behavior and Behavioral Mechanisms 
Behavioral Change 
Health Services Research 
Mental Illness 
Nathan A Boucher, DrPH CDA 17-007 Durham, NC  Access to Primary Care and Preventive Services 
Aging 
Analysis 
Caregiving 
Cost and Utilization 
Education 
Frail Elderly 
Geriatrics 
Health Care Policy 
Health Services Research 
Public Policy 
Qualitative Methods 
Social Support 
Systemic Reviews of Health Care 
Underserved Populations 
Derrecka M Boykin, PhD, MA, BS CDA 20-261 Houston, TX  Mental Health 
Sarah B Campbell, PhD CDA 19-208 Seattle, WA  Behavioral Change 
Mental Health 
Outcomes Measurement 
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Social Support 
Tanner Caverly, MD, MPH CDA 16-151 Ann Arbor, MI  Cancer Prevention and Control 
Clinical Decision-Making 
Lung Cancer Screening 
Jason I. Chen, PhD CDA 18-185 Portland, OR  Adult Anxiety and Mood Disorders 
Behavior and Behavioral Mechanisms 
Behavioral Change 
Cultural Diversity 
Health Services Research 
Information Dissemination 
Mental Health 
Mental Illness 
Program Development 
Psychiatry 
Suicide Prevention 
Jessica A. Chen, PhD CDA 18-186 Seattle, WA  Access to Primary Care and Preventive Services 
Pain 
Patient-Centered Care 
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Underserved Populations 
Alicia J Cohen, MD, MSc CDA 20-037 Providence, RI  Health Services Research 
Sanket Shishir Dhruva, MD, MHS CDA 21-057 San Francisco, CA  Cardiac Procedures 
Jacob Appel Doll, MD CDA 17-162 Seattle, WA  Cardiology 
Cardiovascular Diseases 
Disease Prevention 
Health Outcomes 
Health Services Research 
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) 
Lucas M Donovan, MD, MS CDA 18-187 Seattle, WA  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Sleep Disorders 
Mary Driscoll, PhD CDA 18-005 West Haven, CT  Pain 
Behavioral Change 
Health Psychology 
Mental Health 
Social Support 
Women's Health 
Samuel T. Edwards, MD, MPH CDA 16-152 Portland, OR  Behavior (provider) 
Health Care Policy 
Organization and Management 
Physician Practice Patterns 
Primary Health Care 
Program Analysis and Evaluation 
Quality of Care 
Utilization and Cost of Health Care 
Johanne Eliacin, PhD CDA 16-153 Indianapolis, IN  Anthropology 
Decision Support Techniques 
Mental Illness 
Patient Education 
Utibe R. Essien, MD, MPH CDA 20-049 Pittsburgh, PA  Cardiovascular Diseases 
Diffusion of Innovation 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Racial Differences in Care 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Julie Christina Gass, PhD CDA 18-006 Buffalo, NY  Alcoholism 
Cardiovascular Diseases 
Complementary Therapy 
Mental Health 
Smoking Cessation 
Karleen F Giannitrapani, MPH, MA, PhD CDA 19-075 Menlo Park, CA  Health Services Research 
Pain 
Patient-Centered Care 
Women's Health 
Carolyn J Gibson, PhD, MPH CDA 17-018 San Francisco, CA  Aging 
Cardiovascular Diseases 
Clinical Epidemiology 
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated 
Mental Health 
Women's Health 
Heather Marie Gilmartin, PhD, NP, BSN CDA 17-163 Aurora, CO  Critical Care 
Diffusion of Innovation 
Health Services Research 
Infectious Disease 
Nursing 
Jorge Antonio Gutierrez, MD CDA 20-073 Durham, NC  Cardiology 
Cardiovascular Diseases 
Functional Status 
Quality of Life 
Quality of Life and Functional Assessment 
Rehabilitative Care 
Telemedicine 
Corey J Hayes, PhD, PharmD CDA 20-231 Little Rock, AR  Analysis 
Biostatistics 
Clinical Decision-Making 
Clinical Epidemiology 
Clinical Outcomes Prediction Tools 
Computational Statistics 
Continuity and Quality of Care 
Database Development 
Databases 
Decision Support Techniques 
Drug Therapy 
Education 
Epidemiology 
Evidence-Based Medicine 
Health Care Policy 
Health Outcomes 
Health Related Quality of Life 
Health Services Research 
Health Services Utilization 
Medical Informatics 
Mental Health 
Observational Studies 
Outcomes Measurement 
Pain 
Pharmaceutical Preparations 
Pharmacoeconomics 
Pharmacoepidemiology and Adverse Drug Events 
Pharmacotherapy 
Pharmacy Outcomes 
Predictive Models 
Primary Care for Substance Abusing Patients 
Psychiatry 
Research Design 
Statistical Models 
Substance Abuse 
Substance Abuse Treatment 
Substance-Related Disorders 
Paul Hess, MD CDA 17-164 Aurora, CO  Cost-Benefit Analysis 
Epidemiology 
Frail Elderly 
Meta-Analysis 
Minority Groups 
MRI 
Patient-Centered Care 
Quality of Care 
Quality of Life 
Racial Differences in Care 
Underserved Populations 
Cardiology 
Nicholas Holder, PhD CDA 21-194 San Francisco, CA   
Molly Horstman, MD CDA 21-143 Houston, TX  Geriatrics 
Health Services Research 
Patient Outcomes 
Patient Safety 
Anna Hung, PhD CDA 20-273 Durham, NC  Cost-Benefit Analysis 
Cost-Effectiveness 
Data Collection Methods 
Database Development 
Josephine C. Jacobs, PhD, MSc CDA 19-120 Menlo Park, CA  Academic Research 
Aging 
Behavior and Behavioral Mechanisms 
Caregiving 
Cost-Benefit Analysis 
Databases 
Demography 
Health Economics 
Long-Term Care 
Public Policy 
Telemedicine 
Audrey L. Jones, PhD CDA 19-233 Salt Lake City, UT   
Brystana Kaufman, PhD CDA 20-032 Durham, NC  End of Life 
Health Care Policy 
Health Systems 
Insurance Medicine 
Outcomes Measurement 
Qualitative Methods 
Shimrit Keddem, PhD, MPH CDA 20-275 Philadelphia, PA  Patient-Centered Care 
Qualitative Methods 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Women's Health 
Women's Health Services 
Natalia Khalaf, MD, MPH CDA 21-083 Houston, TX  Gastroenterology 
Lucinda B Leung, MD, MPH, PhD CDA 19-108 West Los Angeles, CA  Health Services Research 
Primary Health Care 
Quality of Care 
Lewei Lin, MD CDA 18-008 Ann Arbor, MI  Mental Health 
Substance Abuse 
Telemedicine 
Daniel J Livorsi, MD, MS CDA 16-204 Iowa City, IA  Health Services Research 
Infectious Disease 
Lena K. Makaroun, MD, MS CDA 20-223 Pittsburgh, PA  Aging 
Caregiving 
Geriatrics 
Health Services Research 
Health Systems 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Kirstin A. Manges, PhD, RN CDA 21-116 Philadelphia , PA  Ambulatory Care 
Organization and Management 
Patient Safety 
Patient-Centered Care 
Anne C. Melzer, MD, MS CDA 19-081 Minneapolis, MN  Cancer Prevention and Control 
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 
Clinical Epidemiology 
Lung Diseases, Obstructive 
Observational Studies 
Smoking Cessation 
Ashley Meyer, PhD CDA 17-167 Houston, TX  Cancer Prevention and Control 
April F Mohanty, MPH, PhD CDA 18-327 Salt Lake City, UT  Cardiovascular Diseases 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Epidemiology 
Women's Health 
Health Services Accessibility 
Vanessa Panaite, PhD CDA 18-189 Tampa, FL  Behavior and Behavioral Mechanisms 
Behavioral Change 
Clinical Outcomes Prediction Tools 
Depression 
Health Services Research 
Utilization Patterns 
Camilla Benedicto Pimentel, PhD, MPH CDA 20-067 Bedford, MA  Aging 
Continuity and Quality of Care 
Diffusion of Innovation/Research Utilization 
Frail Elderly 
Long-Term Care 
Observational Studies 
Pain 
Research Design 
Telemedicine 
Underserved Populations 
Utilization Patterns 
VA-Non VA Comparisons 
Galina Portnoy, PhD CDA 19-234 West Haven, CT  Behavior and Behavioral Mechanisms 
Health Behavior 
Sex Offenses 
Women's Health 
Deirdre A. Quinn, PhD, MSc CDA 20-224 Pittsburgh, PA  United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Women's Health 
Seppo T Rinne, MD, PhD, BS CDA 16-158 Bedford, MA  Behavior (provider) 
Chronic Illness 
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 
Health Services Research 
Organization and Management 
Amneet Sandhu, MD, MSc CDA 20-047 Aurora, CO   
Erika D Sears, MD, MS CDA 17-169 Ann Arbor, MI  Diagnostic Tests 
Specialist-Generalist Issues 
Utilization Patterns 
Megan Shepherd-Banigan, PhD, MPH CDA 17-006 Durham, NC  Academic Research 
Health Services Research 
Health Systems 
Occupational Safety and Health 
Qualitative Methods 
Women's Health 
Joseph A Simonetti, MD, MPH CDA 19-076 Aurora, CO  Chronic Disease 
Primary Health Care 
Felicia Skelton, MD CDA 17-170 Houston, TX  Medication Compliance 
Megan Vanneman, PhD, MPH CDA 15-259 Salt Lake City, UT  Access to Primary Care and Preventive Services 
Continuity and Quality of Care 
Cost and Utilization 
Diffusion of Innovation 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Health Services Research 
Public Policy 
Qualitative Methods 
Underserved Populations 
Utilization and Cost of Health Care 
VA-Non VA Comparisons 
Varsha Vimalananda, MD, MPH CDA 15-070 Bedford, MA  Cardiovascular Diseases 
Cross-Cultural Comparison 
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated 
Diabetes Mellitus 
Epidemiology 
Health Beliefs 
Health Services Research 
Obesity 
Patient-Centered Care 
Quality of Care 
Specialist-Generalist Issues 
Underserved Populations 
Women's Health Services 
Kelly C. Vranas, MD CDA 18-191 Portland, OR  Acute Disease 
Cancer 
Health Outcomes 
Health Services Utilization 
Intensive Care Units 
Patient-Centered Care 
Sarah M. Wilson, PhD CDA 17-005 Durham, NC  Adult Anxiety and Mood Disorders 
Assessment 
Behavior 
Behavior and Behavioral Mechanisms 
Behavioral Change 
Cognitive Symptoms 
HIV/AIDS 
Mental Health 
Patient Outcomes 
Psychiatry 
Self-Injurious Behavior 
Smoking Cessation 
Substance Abuse Treatment 
David E Winchester, MD, MS, BS CDA 13-023 Gainesville, FL  Behavior (provider) 
Clinical Decision-Making 
Utilization Patterns 
Eva N Woodward, PhD, MA, BS CDA 18-192 No. Little Rock, AR  Access to Primary Care and Preventive Services 
Assessment 
Behavior and Behavioral Mechanisms 
Behavioral Change 
Cultural Diversity 
Data Collection Methods 
Depression 
Effects of Exercise on Functional Status and Injury Risk 
Health Behavior 
Health Care Seeking Behavior 
Health Outcomes 
Health Related Quality of Life 
Holistic Elements 
Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice 
Mental Health 
Mental Illness 
Outcomes Measurement 
Pain 
Patient-Centered Care 
Physical Activity 
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Psychiatry 
Qualitative Methods 
Quality of Care 
Racial Differences in Care 
Research Design 
Rural Health Care 
Safety 
Social Support 
Substance Abuse 
Substance Abuse Treatment 
Suicide 
Suicide Prevention 
Underserved Populations 
Women's Health 
Charlie M Wray, DO, MS CDA 19-349 San Francisco, CA  Telemedicine 
Mary F. Wyman, PhD CDA 20-104 Madison, WI   
Jessica J. Wyse, PhD, MA, MPP CDA 18-193 Portland, OR  Pharmacotherapy 
Public Policy 
Qualitative Methods 
Rural Health Care 
Substance Abuse 
Underserved Populations 
Celina M. Yong, MD, MBA, MSc CDA 15-072 Palo Alto, CA  Cardiac Procedures 
Cardiology 

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