AcademyHealth is pleased to offer the Alice S. Hersh Student Scholarship which provides two (2) free registrations to the Health Datapalooza (HDP) & National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) and four (4) free registrations to the Annual Research Meeting (ARM). The scholarship is designed to encourage professional and educational development in health services research and policy among student members.

This scholarship commemorates the dedication of Alice S. Hersh, the founding executive director of the Association for Health Services Research (AHSR), to supporting the next generation of health services researcher

The application cycle for the 2021 Health Datapalooza & National Health Policy Conference is currently closed.

Scholarship Criteria

Eligibility Requirements:

  • I am a current student member of AcademyHealth. (Join here.)
  • I am enrolled full-time in a masters or doctoral program at the time of application.
  • I am not a past recipient of the AcademyHealth Alice S. Hersh Student Scholarship, the Public Health Systems Research Interest Group Student Scholarship, or the Aetna Foundation Minority Scholars Program.

Application Instructions:

To apply, applicants must upload and submit a completed online application form, including in the submission:

  • Current Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • Signed letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor or work supervisor on official letterhead

2020 Recipients

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Tongtan (Bert) Chantarat, M.P.H.

Doctoral Candidate - University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Tongtan (Bert) Chantarat is a doctoral candidate at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Read Bio

Expected Graduation: Spring 2021
Primary research interests: Structural racism measurement; occupational health inequities; workforce diversity; mathematical modeling.

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Tessa Matson, M.P.H.

Ph.D. Student - University of Washington

Tessa Matson is a doctoral student in the Department of Health Services at the University of Washington. Read Bio

Expected Graduation: Spring 2022
Primary research interests: Addiction health services

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Jacqueline Nikpour, B.S.N., R.N.

Ph.D. Student - Duke University School of Nursing

Jacqueline Nikpour is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar and a rising third-year PhD s... Read Bio

Expected Graduation: March 2021
Primary research interests: Primary care service delivery, value-based transformation to focus on population health outcomes, and the role(s) of the nursing workforce in this transformation.

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