AcademyHealth is pleased to offer the Alice S. Hersh Student Scholarship which provides free registrations to the Health Datapalooza (HDP) & National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) for two (2) selected applicants or free registrations to the Annual Research Meeting (ARM) for up to four (4) selected applicants. The scholarship is designed to encourage professional and educational development in health services research and policy among student members.

This scholarship commemorates the dedication of Alice S. Hersh, the founding executive director of the Association for Health Services Research (AHSR), to supporting the next generation of health services researcher.

Applications are currently closed.

Scholarship Criteria

Eligibility Requirements:

  • I am a current student member of AcademyHealth. (Join here.)
  • I am enrolled full-time in a masters or doctoral program at the time of application.
  • I am not a past recipient of the AcademyHealth Alice S. Hersh Student Scholarship, the Public Health Systems Research Interest Group Student Scholarship, Diversity Scholars Program, or the Aetna Foundation Minority Scholars Program.

Application Instructions:

To apply, applicants must upload and submit a completed online application form, including in the submission:

  • Current Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • Signed letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor or work supervisor on official letterhead

Letter of recommendation prompts:

  • Describe the applicant's potential to contribute to the field of health services research or health policy.
  • Describe the applicant's demonstrated commitment to their focus, or to the field of health services research or health policy.

2022 Annual Research Meeting Scholarship Recipients

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Xin Hu, M.S.H.C.M.

Ph.D. Candidate - Emory University

Xin Hu is a PhD candidate in Health Services Research and Health Policy (Health Economics Track) at Emory University. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Public Service Administration from Fudan University, and master's degree in Health Policy and Management from Emory University. Read Bio

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Stephanie Loo, M.Sc.

Doctoral Candidate - Boston University

Stephanie Loo is a doctoral candidate in Health Services Research at Boston University School of Public Health. She received her BS in Anthropology and Human Biology from Emory University and MSc in Global Health and Population from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Read Bio

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Tianyue Mi, M.A.

Ph.D. Candidate - University of South Carolina

Tianyue Mi is a Ph.D. Candidate in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior (HPEB) at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina (UofSC), and a pre-doctoral research trainee at the South Carolina SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality (CHQ). Read Bio

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Wenbo Wu, M.A.

Ph.D. Candidate - University of Michigan

Wenbo Wu is a Ph.D. candidate in Biostatistics and Scientific Computing in the Department of Biostatistics and the Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery & Engineering at the University of Michigan. Read Bio

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