The 2022 Annual Research Meeting is organized around 21 themes and five submission types. All individual abstracts and research panel submissions undergo blinded peer review. Submissions for policy roundtables and critical and emerging issues in health services research are not blinded.


  • Open Date:  Mid-November 2021
  • Submission Deadline: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET

Late-Breaking Abstracts

  • Open Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
  • Submission Deadline: Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET

Submission Types

  • Call for Abstracts Sessions
  • Panels on Critical and Emerging Issues in HSR
  • Policy Roundtables
  • Research Panels
  • Student Posters

21 Conference Themes

  • Addressing Patient and Consumer Preferences and Needs
  • Aging, Disability, and End of Life
  • Child and Family Health
  • Digital Technologies, Data, and Analytics
  • Dissemination, Implementation, and Impact
  • Global Health and Policy Research
  • Health Workforce
  • High Cost, High Need Populations
  • Improving Safety, Quality and Value
  • Measuring Safety, Quality and Value
  • Medicaid, Coverage, and Access 
  • Medicare
  • Mental Health and Substance Use
  • Methods Research
  • Organizational Behavior and Management
  • Patient-Centered Research
  • Payment and Delivery Systems Innovations
  • Public and Population Health
  • Social Determinants and Social Needs
  • Structural Racism, Disparities, and Equity in Health
  • Women’s Health