The Outstanding Dissertation Award recognizes an outstanding scientific contribution from a doctoral thesis in health services research or health policy in 2017. Judging by the innovative research, this doctoral candidate shows exceptional promise as a health services researcher.

The Outstanding Dissertation Award is presented each June at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. 

This year's application cycle is now closed. For awards related questions, please contact JulieAnn Rudolph or call 202.292.6790.

Eligibility and Nomination Criteria: 

  • Nominations must include a copy of the dissertation.
  • Nominations must include a letter of endorsement from the nominee's mentor, who may also be the nominator.
  • A synopsis of the dissertation (no longer than two pages).
  • Self-nominations are accepted.
  • Nominees must be members of AcademyHealth

Review Criteria: 

  • Importance of topic
  • Quantity, Breadth, and Quality of Research
  • Importance of Policy Implications of Results
  • Promise as a HSR’er

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