AcademyHealth is pleased to offer the Alice S. Hersh Student Scholarship which provides two (2) free registrations to the Health Datapalooza (HDP) & National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) and four (4) free registrations to the Annual Research Meeting (ARM). 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 for the Health Datapalooza & National Health Policy Conference student scholarships are being accepted now through January 7, 2022!

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, 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.

2021 Annual Research Meeting Scholarship Recipients

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Amy Bugwadia

Student - Stanford University

Amy Bugwadia is a chronic illness patient and advocate and an M.S. candidate at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Read Bio

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Alexander Gunn

Medical Student - Duke University School of Medicine

Alexander is a medical student at Duke University School of Medicine with an interest in research examining the patient experience in oncology care. Read Bio

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Yechu Hua, M.A.

Doctoral Candidate - University of Rochester

Yechu Hua is a doctoral candidate in the Health Services Research and Policy program at the University of Rochester Medical Center, with a primary research interest involving the use of economic theory and applied econometrics to understand approaches to improving the value of health care. Read Bio

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Vrushabh Ladage

Doctoral Student - Dartmouth College

Vrushabh Ladage is, a doctoral student at The Dartmouth Institute, is interested in exploring dissertation research themes stemming from the intersection of policy evaluations through administrative claims data, systems-level innovations, alternative payment models, and leveraging nudges to drive decision making and transform care delivery toward higher-value. Read Bio

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