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Current Research Career Scientist Awardees

Awardee Location Research Interest
Kelli Dominick Allen, PhD  Durham, NC  Chronic Disease Epidemiology 
Health Services Research 
Pain 
Physical Activity 
Racial Differences in Care 
Randomized Clinical Trial 
Rehabilitative Care 
Rheumatic Diseases 
Daniel M. Blonigen, PhD, MA  Menlo Park, CA  Alcohol Problems in Primary Care 
Alcoholism 
Assessment 
Clinical Trials 
Homeless Persons 
Mental Health and Homelessness 
Patient-Centered Care 
Primary Care for Substance Abusing Patients 
Qualitative Methods 
Substance Abuse Treatment 
Telemedicine 
Hayden B Bosworth, PhD  Durham, NC  Behavior and Behavioral Mechanisms 
Cardiology 
Cardiovascular Diseases 
Medication Adherence 
Mental Health 
Sleep Disorders 
Matthew J. Chinman, PhD  Pittsburgh, PA  Best Practices 
Diffusion of Innovation/Research Utilization 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Homeless Persons 
Mental Illness 
Outcomes Measurement 
Substance-Related Disorders 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Teresa M. Damush, PhD  Indianapolis, IN  Aging 
Behavior and Behavioral Mechanisms 
Disease Prevention 
Health Behavior 
Health Psychology 
Health Services Research 
Physical Activity 
Prevention 
Self Care 
Rani Elwy, PhD, MSc, BA  Bedford, MA  Access to Primary Care and Preventive Services 
Behavior (provider) 
Clinical Decision-Making 
Charlesnika Tyon Evans, PhD, MPH, BS  Hines, IL  Adult Immunizations 
Databases 
Epidemiology 
Infectious Disease 
Observational Studies 
Patient Outcomes 
Pharmacoepidemiology and Adverse Drug Events 
Practice Patterns 
Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation 
Statistical Methodology 
Treatment Outcome 
John C. Fortney, PhD  Seattle, WA  Rural Health Care 
Telemedicine 
Underserved Populations 
Depression in Primary Care 
Health Services Accessibility 
Mental Health 
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Alison B Hamilton, PhD, MPH  Los Angeles, CA  Anthropology 
Behavioral Change 
Evidence-Based Medicine 
Gender-related Constructs 
Health Behavior 
Health Services Research 
Health Services Utilization 
Homeless Persons 
Mental Health 
Patient-Centered Care 
Qualitative Methods 
Underserved Populations 
Women's Health 
Christine W. Hartmann, PhD  Bedford, MA  Health Services Research 
Long-Term Care 
Patient-Centered Care 
Qualitative Methods 
Quality of Care 
Keith N. Humphreys, PhD, MA  Menlo Park, CA  Health Care Policy 
Research Design 
Denise M. Hynes, PhD, MPH, RN  Portland, OR  Access to Primary Care and Preventive Services 
Chronic Illness 
Continuity and Quality of Care 
Cost and Utilization 
Databases 
Health Care Policy 
Health Economics 
Health Outcomes 
Health Related Quality of Life 
Health Services Research 
Mental Health 
Nursing 
Patient Quality of Life Outcome Measures 
Quality of Care 
Risk Factors 
VA-Non VA Comparisons 
War Related Illnesses 
Women's Health 
Mark A. Ilgen, PhD  Ann Arbor, MI  Alcohol Problems in Primary Care 
Alcoholism 
Behavior 
Comorbidity 
Depression 
Health Services Research 
Pain 
Substance Abuse 
Substance Abuse Treatment 
Sarah L. Krein, PhD, RN  Ann Arbor, MI  Behavioral Change 
Diffusion of Innovation 
Health Services Research 
Infectious Disease 
Low Back Pain 
Matthew L Maciejewski, PhD  Durham, NC  Diabetes Mellitus 
Health Care Costs and Cost Analysis 
Managed Care Programs 
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) 
Patient Selection 
Jennifer L Martin, PhD  North Hills, CA  Aging 
Sleep Disorders 
Women's Health 
Marianne Sassi Matthias, PhD, MS, BA  Indianapolis, IN  Decision Support Techniques 
Health Behavior 
Health Beliefs 
Health Services Research 
Pain 
Patient Compliance 
Patient Education 
Patient Outcomes 
Patient-Centered Care 
Women's Health 
John D. Piette, PhD  Ann Arbor, MI  Aging 
Ambulatory Care 
Behavioral Change 
Chronic Heart Failure 
Chronic Illness 
Clinical Trials 
Comorbidity 
Depression in Primary Care 
Diabetes Mellitus 
Telemedicine 
Mary Jo V Pugh, PhD, EdM, MA  Salt Lake City, UT  Diabetes Mellitus 
Diffusion of Innovation/Research Utilization 
Epilepsy 
Health Behavior 
Health Outcomes 
Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice 
Pharmacoepidemiology and Adverse Drug Events 
Practice Patterns 
Quality of Care 
Specialist-Generalist Issues 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Amy K. Rosen, PhD  Boston, MA  Ambulatory Care 
Comorbidity 
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated 
Evidence-Based Medicine 
Health Care Policy 
Health Services Needs and Demands 
Health Services Research 
Long-Term Care 
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) 
Patient Safety 
Physician Practice Patterns 
Practice Guidelines 
Primary Health Care 
Quality of Care 
Resource Use and Cost of VA Care 
Review Academic 
United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Alexander H.S. Sox-Harris, PhD, MS  Menlo Park, CA  Alcoholism 
Biostatistics 
Health Care Evaluation and Measurement 
Health Services Research 
Program Evaluation 
Statistical Methodology 
Surgery 
Stephanie L Taylor, PhD, MPH  North Hills, CA  Complementary Therapy 
Disparities in Treatments Received 
Health Services Research 
Medical Sociology 
Pain 
Patient Safety 
Program Evaluation 
Courtney H Van Houtven, PhD  Durham, NC  Caregiver Safety 
Caregiving 
Cost and Utilization 
Geriatrics 
Long-Term Care 
Corrine I. Voils, PhD  Madison, WI  Behavioral Change 
Psychometrics 
Research Design 
Todd H. Wagner, PhD  Menlo Park, CA  Behavioral Change 
Cost-Benefit Analysis 
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis 
Databases 
Health Care Information Systems 
Health Economics 
Health Services Research 
Resource Use and Cost of VA Care 
Resource Utilization and Costs 
Self Care 
Frances M. Weaver, PhD, MA, BA  Hines, IL  SCI 
Chronic Illness 
Databases 
Evidence-Based Medicine 
Health Outcomes 
Parkinson's Disease 
Elizabeth M Yano, PhD, MSPH  North Hills, CA  Access to Primary Care and Preventive Services 
Behavior (provider) 
Continuity and Quality of Care 
Diffusion of Innovation/Research Utilization 
Organizational Policy 
Patient-Centered Care 
Practice Patterns 
Primary Health Care 
Program Evaluation 
Women's Health Services 
Workload 
Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA  Ann Arbor, MI  Depression 
Epidemiology 
Health Care Policy 
Health Services Research 
Mental Illness 
Pharmacoeconomics 
Research Design 

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