Hayden B. Bosworth, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2013 Under Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research–the highest honor
for a VA health services researcher. Dr. Bosworth is a developmental health psychologist and health services researcher, and has served as Associate
Director of HSR&D's Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, located in Durham, NC,
for ten years. Dr. Bosworth has met the major criteria for this award by:
Improving our understanding of factors that affect the health of Veterans and the quality of their care,
Contributing to the future of VA health services research by inspiring and training a new generation of investigators, and
Enhancing the visibility of VA research through national recognition within the research community.
Dr. Bosworth earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy, Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University, and completed a Postdoctoral
Behavioral Medicine Fellowship at the Duke University Medical Center. An HSR&D Research Career Scientist Awardee, his main research interests comprise
three inter-related areas that have significant implications for Veterans: 1) self-management in chronic care, 2) developing and using quality measurements
to monitor and improve the processes and outcomes of healthcare, and 3) translating research findings into clinical care. For more than 15 years, he has
developed and tested novel interventions to improve the health behaviors and outcomes for patients with chronic diseases that are prevalent among Veterans,
including: hypertension, coronary artery disease, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and depression. He is currently the principal investigator on
four self-management interventions, and co-investigator on three other funded studies. He also has been a leader in helping to reduce healthcare
disparities. Among ten trials he has conducted, there has been a consistent improvement among individuals with low literacy, as well as under-represented
groups, such as African American and women Veterans.
In addition, Dr. Bosworth is a tenured Research Professor at the Duke University Medical Center â€“ the first Ph.D. from the Division of General Medicine to
be awarded this honor. He also is a health services research lecturer in Duke's Clinical Research Training Program, and has directed the VA Office of
Academic Affairs Ph.D. Post-Doctoral Fellowship for 13 years. A highly sought after mentor for Ph.D. and M.D. investigators, fellows, and students, he has
mentored 64 trainees. He also is a prolific author, with more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and almost 250 academic presentations.
Dr. Bosworth's research is directly applicable to the healthcare of our Veterans. For example, his innovative approach to improving treatment adherence
through telemedicine interventions is helping VA transition to a more patient-centered approach to care through Patient-Aligned Care Teams (PACTs) and
other initiatives. For all he has done and continues to do, Dr. Hayden Bosworth is highly deserving of the prestigious Under Secretary's Award for
Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research.
Durham VA Medical Center Director DeAnne Seekins with Dr. Hayden Bosworth and Dr. David Atkins
Director DeAnne Seekins, Dr. Hayden Bosworth, and Dr. David Atkins
Dr. John Whited, Dr. John Shelburne, Dr. Eugene Oddone, Medical Center Director DeAnne Seekins, Dr. Hayden Bosworth, Dr. David Atkins, Dr. J. Brice Weinberg, and Dr. Morris Weinberger
Dr. Hayden Bosworth
Dr. Hayden Bosworth giving a presentation of his journey helping Veteran outcomes
Dr. David Atkins congratulating Dr. Hayden Bosworth on being awarded the 2013 VA Under Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research