2018 Scholars

2018 dssf fellows group photo with AcademyHealth staff
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Member, Researcher

Audrey Johnson, P.T., D.P.T.

Fellow - Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Health Research

Dr. Johnson graduated from the University of Kentucky Physical Therapy program with her Master's degree in 2007 and completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Kentucky. Read Bio

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Claire E. O’Hanlon, Ph.D.

Claire E. O’Hanlon is a health services, economics, and policy researcher experienced in applied quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. Read Bio

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Elisabeth Schaffer, Ph.D.

Elisabeth (Beth) Schaffer completed her doctoral degree in Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Read Bio

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Savyasachi Shah, BDS, MPH

Dr. Savyasachi Shah earned his Bachelor’s degree in Dentistry from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India followed by a Master’s degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore. Read Bio

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Maria Yefimova, PhD RN

Dr. Maria Yefimova earned her Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees in Nursing from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Read Bio

2017 Scholars

2017 dssf fellows group photo with AcademyHealth staff
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Michael P. Cary Jr., Ph.D., RN

Assistant Professor - Duke University

Dr. Cary is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing, senior fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, and core faculty member in the Center for Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research at Duke University. Read Bio

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Member, Researcher

Hyewon Lee D.M.D., M.P.H.

Public Health Professional

Dr. Lee is a public health professional specializing in health policy development and analysis, strategic planning, and program development for children and pregnant women. Read Bio

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Kunhee Lucy Kim, Ph.D.

Data Scientist - Google

Dr. Kim completed her Ph.D. in 2017 at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Read Bio

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Liron Sinvani, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine - Hofstra/Northwell

Dr. Liron Sinvani is a Director of Geriatric Hospitalist Service at Northwell Health, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Read Bio

2016 Scholars

2016 dssf fellow group photo with academyhealth staff at the annual research meeting
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Jordan Albritton, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Senior Statistical Data Analyst - Intermountain Healthcare

Dr. Jordan Albritton is a Senior Statistical Data Analyst at Intermountain Healthcare. Read Bio

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Jiang Li, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Scientist - Sutter Health

Dr. Jiang Li is an Assistant Scientist, and Research Professional at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, Sutter Health. Read Bio

2015 Scholars

2015 dssf fellows group photo with academyhealth staff at the annual research meeting
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Rachel Schwartz, Ph.D.

VA Health Services Research and Development Fellow - Stanford University

Dr. Rachel Schwartz is a VA Health Services Research and Development Fellow at the Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research at Stanford University. Read Bio

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Denny Yu, Ph.D., M.S.E.

Assistant Professor - Purdue University

Dr. Denny Yu is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University. Read Bio

2014 Scholars

2015 dssf fellows group photo with AcademyHealth staff
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Priscilla Arling, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - Butler University, College of Business

Dr. Priscilla Arling is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at Butler University. Read Bio

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Phuc Le, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor - Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Phuc Le is an Assistant Professor at the Cleveland Clinic. Read Bio

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Ravi Sharaf, M.D., M.S.

Director, Clicnical Cancer Genetics - Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Ravi Sharaf is Director of Clinical Cancer Genetics, and Associate Professor of Medicine, at Weill Cornell Medicine. Read Bio

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Frances M. Wu, Ph.D., M.S.

Statistical Consultant - Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Frances M. Wu is a Statistical Consultant, Information Support for Care Transformation at Kaiser Permanente. Read Bio

2013 Scholars

group photo of 2013 dssf fellows with AcademyHealth staff and host site preceptors at the Annual Research Meeting


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Brooke Cunningham, M.D., Ph.D.

Physician-Sociologist and Postdoctoral Fellow - Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Brooke Cunningham is a physician-sociologist and a postdoctoral fellow in General Internal Medicine and the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University. Read Bio

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Erin E. Hahn, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor - Kaiser Permanente Bernard Tyson School of Medicine

Dr. Erin Hahn is a research scientist with Kaiser Permanente Southern California and an associate professor at Kaiser Permanente Bernard Tyson School of Medicine. Read Bio

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Mary Carol Mazza, Ph.D., A.M.

Senior Behavioral Scientist - Apple

Dr. Mazza graduated with a Ph.D. from a joint program between Harvard Business School and Harvard's Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Read Bio

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Member, Presenter

Rozalina G. McCoy, M.D., M.S.

Associate Professor - Mayo Clinic

Rozalina G. McCoy, M.D., M.S., is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Consultant in Community Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. Read Bio

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Wayne Psek, Ph.D., M.B.Ch.B., M.B.A.

Assistant Professor - George Washington University

Dr. Wayne Psek is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University. Read Bio

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Jia Pu, Ph.D., M.A.

Health Researcher - Mathematica Policy Research

Dr. Jia Pu is a Health Researcher with Mathematica Policy Research. Read Bio

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Caroline Thompson, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor - San Diego State University

Dr. Caroline Thompson is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology with the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University. Read Bio

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Sean McClellan, Ph.D.

Health Services Researcher - Abt Associates

Dr. Sean McClellan is a Health Services Researcher with Abt Associates. Read Bio