For more than three decades, the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) has convened a large and diverse group of stakeholders at the intersection of health, health care, and policy to share important findings and showcase the latest research on how the health system works, what it costs, and how to improve it.

Recognizing the important and often irreplaceable content and professional opportunities that the ARM offers health services researchers and the broader health care community, we have designed an online, virtual event in response to the COVID-19 pandemic − in lieu of an in-person meeting.

The 2020 Virtual ARM will continue to offer what thousands of attendees have come to expect and anticipate annually − new research, innovative methods, and robust discussions about the impact of health services research on health policy and practice.

Future In-Person ARM Dates

Date Location
June 12-15, 2021 TBD
June 5-7, 2022 Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, D.C.
June 25-27, 2023 Washington State Convention Center | Seattle, WA

2020 Chairs


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Ninez A. Ponce, Ph.D., M.P.P.

Director - UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Ninez A. Ponce, PhD, MPP, is an expert on immigrant and global health, survey-based research, social determina... Read Bio

Vice Chair:

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Author, Committee Member

Sarah Gollust, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Sarah Gollust is an Associate Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of M... Read Bio

Planning Committee

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Committee Member

Julia Adler-Milstein, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine - UCSF Department of Medicine

Dr. Adler-Milstein is a leading researcher in health IT policy, with a specific focus on electronic health rec... Read Bio

Andreea Balan-Cohen
Committee Member

Andreea Balan-Cohen

Healthcare Research Leader - Deloitte Center for Health Solutions

Andreea Balan-Cohen is a health economist, with a wealth of experience on health care policy, analysis, and re... Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member, Presenter

Matthew Castner, Dr.P.H., M.H.A.

Director - Discern Health

Dr. Matthew Castner is a Director at Discern Health, where he leads health care reform and value-based care pr... Read Bio

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Committee Member

Kimberly Chang, M.D., M.P.H.

Family Physician - Asian Health Services and HEAL Trafficking

Kimberly S.G. Chang, MD, MPH, is a Family Physician at Asian Health Services (AHS) in Oakland, California. Read Bio

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Joel W. Cohen, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends (CFACT) - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Dr. Cohen directs a staff of health economists, social scientists, statisticians, clinicians, and support staf... Read Bio

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Committee Member

Janet Cummings, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - School Of Public Health, Emory University

Dr. Janet Cummings is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Emory Un... Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member

April Joy Damian, Ph.D., M.Sc.

Associate Director - Weitzman Institute at Community Health Center

As Associate Director of the Weitzman Institute at Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC), Dr. April Joy G. Damia... Read Bio

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Committee Member

Rashida Dorsey, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Director - U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission

Dr. Rashida Dorsey is the Director of Data Development and Information Products Division and Senior Advisor on... Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member

Jacqueline Ellison, M.P.H.

Research Analyst - Boston University School of Public Health

Jackie is a PhD candidate in health services research at Boston University. Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member

Dolapo Fakeye, Ph.D., M.A.

Senior Policy Analyst - The Hilltop Institute

Dr. Fakeye is a health services researcher with focal interests in payment and delivery innovation, health car... Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member

Don Goldmann, M.D.

Chief Medical and Scientific Officer - Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Dr. Goldmann is Chief Medical and Scientific Officer at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and Cli... Read Bio

Eve Kerr
Committee Member

Eve A. Kerr, M.D., M.P.H.

Louis Newburgh Research Professor of Internal Medicine - University of Michigan Medical School

Eve A. Kerr, M.D., M.P.H., is the Louis Newburgh Research Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of ... Read Bio

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Committee Member

Daniel Kurowski, M.P.H.

Research Analyst - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Daniel Kurowski is a social science research analyst and data scientist at the U.S. Department of Health and H... Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member

Patricia MacTaggart, M.B.A.

Teaching Instructor and Program Director - The George Washington University

Patricia MacTaggart is the VHA-Performance Effectiveness Manager of Benefits Realization. Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member

Elham Mahmoudi, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.

Health Economist - University of Michigan

Elham Mahmoudi, PhD, is a health economist, mixed methods researcher, and research assistant professor in the ... Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member

Davis Patterson, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor - University of Washington School of Medicine

Davis Patterson, PhD, is a sociologist and a research assistant professor in the University of Washington Depa... Read Bio

Robert Rosati
Committee Member, Member

Robert Rosati, Ph.D.

Vice President of Research and Quality - VNA Health Group

Robert J. Rosati, PhD is Chair of the Connected Health Institute & Vice President of Research and Quality at t... Read Bio

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Committee Member

Joe Sammen, M.P.H.

Executive Director - Center for Health Progress

Joe Sammen has been working for over 15 years to improve the health of communities—both across the nation and ... Read Bio

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Committee Member

Allison Squires, FAAN, Ph.D., RN

Associate Professor - NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Allison Squires, PhD, RN, FAAN is the 2019-2020 Distinguished Nurse Scholar in Residence at the National Acade... Read Bio

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Committee Member

Ming Tai-Seale, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Professor - University of California San Diego

Ming Tai-Seale, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Director of Research in the... Read Bio

Reginald Tucker-Seeley
Committee Member

Reginald Tucker-Seeley, M.A., Sc.M., Sc.D.

Edward L. Schneider Chair in Gerontology and Assistant Professor - Leonard Davis School of Gerontology - University of Southern California

Reginald Tucker-Seeley, M.A., Sc.M., Sc.D. is the inaugural holder of the Edward L. Schneider chair in geronto... Read Bio