Denise Dougherty, PhD is actively retired.  She is pleased to be a Senior Scholar in Residence at AcademyHealth, and a Board Member (Secretary/Treasurer) Adolescents and Children Together (ACT) for Health, a 501(c)(3).  Her major focus is on child and adolescent mental health and emotional, social, and psychological wellbeing (flourishing); she was the lead author of two recent AcademyHealth/ACT for Health reports, Advancing Teen Flourishing:  Moving Policy Upstream, and Teen Mental Health Crises:  A National Policy Playbook.  Previously, Denise was Senior Advisor for Child Health and Quality Improvement at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ; 1996-2015), where she did research, led partnerships with other public and private entities, and led the Pediatric Quality Measures Program. She represented AHRQ in the fields of healthcare quality improvement and implementation science. From 1983 to 1995, Denise worked for the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment, at increasing levels of responsibility and a broad range of topics.  Prior to Federal Service, Denise was a Municipal Bond Analyst at a Wall Street firm.  She enjoys reading, writing, painting, and spending time with family.

Authored by Denise Dougherty, Ph.D.

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Experts in Child Health Services Research Reflect on 2020 and Look Ahead to 2021

Members of AcademyHealth’s Child Health Services Research Interest Group Advisory Committee reflect on five key areas of advancement of Child HSR during 2020, and consider the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on children.