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Shruti Gautam

Health Policy Intern - AcademyHealth

Shruti Gautam is a Health Policy Intern at AcademyHealth. She assists in the outreach, maintenance, and marketing for HSRProj, an online health services research database funded by the National Library of Medicine. In addition, she works with the EDM Forum program team and AcademyHealth’s open access journal eGEMs, which seeks to accelerate research and quality improvement using electronic health data. Her role includes assisting with the review process for submissions to the journal.

Prior to joining AcademyHealth, Ms. Gautam worked as Business Office Assistant at Children’s Manor Montessori where she was responsible for auditing, and writing marketing material for the school. She also has a background in research from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Banaras Hindu University. Ms. Gautam is currently pursuing her Bachelors of Science in Physiology and Neurobiology and the University of Maryland, College Park.

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The HSRProj (Health Services Research Projects) in Progress database contains descriptions on more than 15,000 ongoing and recently completed health services research projects funded by government and state agencies, foundations, universities, private organizations, and international organizations.

HSRProj currently contains more than 32,000 archived, recently completed and ongoing projects funded by more than 350 agencies.

HSRProj Full Data Download

HSRProj is now available as a full data download from the National Library of Medicine. The set of records is available as an Excel file here.

HSRProj Interactive Data Visualizations

These interactive data visualizations bring to life the information housed within HSRProj and highlight trends on who is conducting the work, where it's being conducted, who is funding it and more. 

Use HSRProj to identify:

  • The most up-to-date information on ongoing projects in the field;
  • Individuals conducting cutting-edge health services research;
  • Colleagues who may be interested in collaborating or discussing the policy implications of a given area of research;
  • Government agencies, private organizations, and foundations funding health services research; and,
  • Specific ongoing health services research projects, such as racial disparities in health care, medical errors/patient safety, small area analysis, etc.

To learn more about HSRProj, download the brochure

HSRProj is a joint effort of AcademyHealth and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  It is funded by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Department of Health and Human Services. The National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) coordinates its continued development for the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

To learn more about NLM's resources for health services research and technology assessment, visit the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology Web site or call the NLM Customer Service team at 1-888-346-3636.

Publications & Resources

Professional Development

Back to School: Where are the Data?

This introductory seminar developed with support from the National Library of Medicine's Health Services Research Projects-in-Progress (HSRProj) database provides an overview of how a researcher can determine what data is right for their research question, which sources of federal data to access, and the spectrum of data access. Developed with graduate students and new health services researchers in mind, this seminar explores health data access and data governance to help researchers find appropriate and accessible resources to answer their research questions.
Level 101 Availability Free

Trends in Urban Health Services Research (HSR): Priorities, Gaps, and Collaborations

With input from Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC), AcademyHealth staff used the National Library of Medicine’s Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj) database to review trends in urban health services research (HSR) within participating BCHC Cities to explore the nature of HSR undertaken in these cities, and whether there is collaboration in research among these cities.
Professional Development

Back to School: Enhance your Research with HSR Methods, Tools, and Resources from the National Library of Medicine

This seminar provides an overview of resources and use cases provided by the National Library of Medicine’s National Information Center on Health Services Research (NICHSR) to support the HSR community.  Developed with students and faculty in mind, the session helps students understand the field of Health Services research (HSR) and introduces resources to support coursework and independent research projects, with step-by-step instructions. 
Level 101 Availability Free
Professional Development

Making the Most of Research Resources for HSR Series

This two-part free seminar series, taught by Dr. Lynn Whitener of Information Packaging, LLC, is designed for library and information professionals with an interest in learning more about research resources for topics in health services, delivery, and outcomes. The first seminar, taught by Dr. Whitener and Ione Auston of NICHSR at the National Library of Medicine, provides a robust overview of PubMed search filters designed especially to identify health services research (HSR), as well as a new resource to identify comparative effectiveness research. The second seminar addresses specialized resources for HSR, including HSRProj, a database of ongoing research in the field of HSR, and HSRR, a database of datasets, measures, and indices.
Availability Free