Researchers funded by AHRQ have made significant contributions to the health services research field. To highlight these notable accomplishments, AHRQ is launching a new series of profiles on its Web site. Each profile outlines how AHRQ funding helped a health services researcher develop a body of work that has a positive impact on the field. These profiles tell the story of how AHRQ works through its researchers to fulfill its mission to produce evidence that makes health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable and affordable. AHRQ grant recipients profiled include:
- Christopher Landrigan, M.D., M.P.H., whose research influenced the decision of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to revise its guidelines to limit interns’ consecutive work hours in intensive care unit settings.
- M. Kate Bundorf, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., whose research has advanced professional knowledge in health care financing and delivery, health insurance choices, employer-sponsored health insurance, and the effect of insurance on access, cost and quality of care.
- Jennifer DeVoe, M.D., whose widely published findings informed the federal reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
- Glenn Flores, M.D., whose work on uninsured children was instrumental to the Community Health Workers Act of 2007.