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HSR Investigator Selected as a 2024 Presidential Leadership Scholar

January 24, 2024


A. Rani Elwy, PhD

A. Rani Elwy, PhD

Congratulations to A. Rani Elwy, PhD, Research Career Scientist at HSR’s Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR) at VA Bedford Healthcare System and multiple principal investigator of two QUERI programs—Bridging the Care Continuum for Vulnerable Veterans, and the Evidence, Policy, and Implementation Center (EPIC)! Dr. Elwy is one of 60 individuals who have been selected as members of the Presidential Leadership Scholars Class of 2024.

The Presidential Leadership Scholars program brings together a diverse network of leaders for six months to collaborate and create meaningful change in the U.S. and around the world as they learn about leadership through the lens of the presidential experiences of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon Johnson and their administrations. Scholars are chosen based on their leadership potential and the strength of their leadership projects that aim to improve civic engagement or social good by addressing a problem or need in their community, the country, or the world.

Dr. Elwy is a health psychologist, health services researcher, and implementation scientist who examines patients’ access to and uptake of mental health care; the effectiveness and implementation of complementary and integrative health services for treating mental health disorders and pain; and crisis and risk communication between patients, families, providers, and health systems.


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