The Alice S. Hersh New Investigator award recognizes scholars early in their careers as health services researchers who show exceptional promise for future contributions. This award commemorates the dedication of Alice Hersh to supporting the next generation of health services researchers. Ms. Hersh was the founding executive director of the Association for Health Services Research (one of AcademyHealth's predecessors).

Titles, affiliations, and degrees are dated to time of award.

2017
Julia Adler-Milstein, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
School of Information and the School of Public Health
University of Michigan

2016

Katy Backes Kozhimannil, Ph.D., M.P.A.
Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
University of Minnesota School of Public Health

2015

Benjamin Sommers, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Economics
Harvard School of Public Health
Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital

2014

Michael McWilliams, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Health Policy
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women's Hospital

2013

Ateev Mehrotra, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

2012

Hardeep Singh, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief, Health Policy and Quality Program
Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center   

2011

Scott Halpern, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medidcine & Epidemiology
Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine  

2010

Aaron Kesselheim, M.D., J.D., M.P.H.
Instructor in Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School

2009

Hoangmai Pham, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Health Researcher
Center for Studying Health System Change

Rachel Werner, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

2008

Ashish Jha, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor
Harvard School of Public Health
Harvard Medical School

2007

Kevin Volpp, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

2006

Michelle Mello, J.D., Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Law 
Director of the Program in Law and Public Health 
Harvard School of Public Health

2005

Katrina Armstrong, M.D., M.S.C.E.
Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

2004

David M. Studdert, LL.B., SC.D.
Associate Professor Law and Public Health
School of Public Health
Harvard University

2003

Benjamin G. Druss, M.D., M.P.H.
Rosalynn Carter Chair in Mental Health
Associate Professor of Public Health & Psychiatry
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

2002

Dana P. Goldman, Ph.D.
Senior Economist
RAND

2001

Susan L. Ettner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor 
Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research 
University of California, Los Angeles

2000

Laurence C. Baker, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor of Health Research and Policy 
Stanford University

1999

Michael Chernew, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Public Health, University of Michigan

Kevin A. Schulman, M.D., M.B.A.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of the Clinical Economics Research Unit
School of Medicine, Georgetown University

1998

John Z. Ayanian, M.D., M.P.P.
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician in the Division of General Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Barbara G. Vickrey, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of California, Los Angeles

1997

David A. Asch, M.D., M.B.A.
Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Chief of Health Services Research
Philadelphia VA Medical Center

1996

Andrew B. Bindman, M.D.
Division of General Internal Medicine
San Francisco General Hospital
University of California, San Francisco

1995

David J. Ballard, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.P.H.
Director
Center for Clinical Evaluation Sciences
Professor
School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Emory University

Lillian Gelberg, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Assistant Professor
Division of Family Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

1994

Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc.
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital

1993

Alan L. Hillman, M.D., M.B.A.
Director
Center for Health Policy, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, 
University of Pennsylvania

1992

Troyen A. Brennan, M.D., J.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Alan M. Garber, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Stanford University
HSR&D Senior Research Associate
Department of Veterans Affairs

1991

Kenneth E. Thorpe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

1990

Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Medicine 
Hennepin County Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Public Health
Center for Health Services Research, University of Minnesota

1989

James C. Robinson, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Health Economics
University of California, Berkeley

1988

Earl P. Steinberg, M.D., M.P.P.
Director
Program for Medical Technology, Johns Hopkins University

Thomas Rice, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

1987

Arnold M. Epstein, M.D., M.A.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard University

1986

Kenneth B. Wells, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Natural Scientist
The RAND Corporation
Professor of Psychiatry
University of California, Los Angeles