Dr. Dougherty is an Adjunct Professor in Pediatrics at the Case Western Reserve University and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital Center for Health Policy and Research, and an active volunteer with AcademyHealth (reviewer, Methods Council member) and the Academic Pediatric Association (reviewer; Planning Committee, APA Annual Conference on Quality Improvement and DI Research Methods). Her particular interests are in child and adolescent health, including the promotion of positive mental health, and quality improvement/dissemination-implementation sciences. Previously, Dr. Dougherty was Senior Advisor for Child Health and Quality Improvement at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (1996-2015); Director of the Education and Human Resources Program, Project Director in the Health Program at the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment (1983-1995), and Municipal Bond Analyst at a Wall Street firm (1974-1978). Dr. Dougherty has published in a broad variety of topic areas, including Native American health and health care, blood policy and technology, polygraphy/lie detection, quality measurement and improvement, and health and health equity. In her semi-retirement, she enjoys opportunities to contribute to child and adolescent health and health services research; to read novels, history, and current affairs; and to spend time with family.

Authored by Denise Dougherty, Ph.D.