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 five awards for the ARM.

Learn about the 2023 ARM award recipients here.

The 2024 nomination period 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 2023. 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 »

Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award

The AcademyHealth Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion will recognize organized groups within health services and policy research (HSR) that have created a more diverse, inclusive, just, and welcoming experience and sense of community for their employees and/or members. This recognition will be awarded to an organization or group. Nominated groups can include organizations, as well as defined departments, centers, clinical or research units; working groups of employees, faculty, staff, students in a project, program, or in a cross-system coalition; and others collective efforts that have taken demonstrable steps through initiatives, programs, or policies. Individuals are not eligible for this award. Learn More »