Each year at the Annual Research Meeting (ARM), AcademyHealth recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the fields of health services research and health policy through several prestigious awards. This year, we will be offering four awards for the ARM. The 2023 nomination period is is now closed.

Reinhardt Distinguished Career Award


The Reinhardt Distinguished Award is AcademyHealth’s highest career award, recognizing leaders who have made significant and lasting contributions to the field of health services research (HSR). Awardees have impacted the field through advancement of science and methods, leadership, mentorship, scholarship and teaching, and/or the application of health services and policy evidence to improve health and health care. Learn More »

Alice S. Hersh Emerging Leader Award


The Alice S. Hersh Emerging Leader Award commemorates the dedication of Alice Hersh, the founding executive director of the Association for Health Services Research, and her commitment to supporting professional development in the field of health services research. This award therefore recognizes professionals early in their career who show exceptional promise for future contributions to the field of health services research. Award winners have consistently demonstrated increasing leadership in the field. Learn More »

Outstanding Dissertation Award


The Outstanding Dissertation Award recognizes an outstanding scientific contribution from a doctoral thesis in health services research or health policy in 2022. Dissertations from a wide variety of methodologies are encouraged for nomination, including quantitative, mixed-methods, and qualitative. Judging by the innovative research, this doctoral candidate shows exceptional promise as a health services researcher. Learn More »

Publication-of the-Year Award


The Publication-of-the-Year Award recognizes the best and most relevant, scientific work that the fields of health services research and health policy have produced and published in the prior calendar year. Publications may present, analyze, and comment on new data, or may synthesize and analyze data that have already been collected. As the health services research and health policy field has changed, AcademyHealth encourages researchers from all employment settings to submit their work. Learn More »