Maura Dugan joined AcademyHealth in September 2019 as a Research Assistant supporting a number of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) grantmaking programs.  The RWJF programs she supports include “Health Data for Action,” “Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems,” and “Building Trust and Mutual Respect to Improve Health Care.” Prior to joining AcademyHealth, Maura worked as a Research Assistant at The Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh where she investigated racial disparities in pregnancy and postpartum health outcomes, including postpartum weight retention, cardiometabolic risk, and the interplay of contextual, environmental, behavioral and psychosocial factors. Maura graduated from Muhlenberg College with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Public Health.

Authored by Maura Dugan

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Understanding and Supporting Anchor Businesses to Build a Culture of Health

AcademyHealth supports the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Understanding and Supporting Anchor Businesses to Build a Culture of Health program, which announced five new grants in late 2019. This research will inform RWJF's exploration into the ways that for-profit companies can serve as anchor institutions in their communities to spur greater business action to achieve a Culture of Health in all communities.
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Research Insights

​The aim of public and private funders of health services research is not only to support studies on the health care system and health care services, but also to disseminate results to policymakers.