(title and affiliation at time of fellowship)


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Andrew D. Carlo, M.D.

Senior Medical Director for Health System Integration  - Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Andrew D. Carlo, M.D., M.P.H. is the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Senior Medical Director for Health... Read Bio


Rosa Avila, M.S.P.H
Doctoral Student, School of Public Health
University of Washington         

Project Title: Reducing US Racial/Ethnic-Related Health Disparities with the Affordable Care Act: Is Health Reform Enough?

Rosa Avila earned her M.S.P.H. from the University of South Florida and B.A. from Whitman College.  She was a survey researcher at the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), working on national surveys related to children’s health, and was a research associate at the Child and Adolescents Health Measurements Initiative, where she focused on health information dissemination.  She has research interests in family and community health issues, but more specifically among minority and vulnerable populations.  Rosa was an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) T32 trainee from 2012-2014, a Summer Intramural Fellow at AHRQ in 2013 and 2014, and in 2015 was awarded a National Institutes of Health F31 Diversity Fellowship Grant for her project "Reducing Child Health Disparities with Health Policies: Is Health Reform Enough?" As a 2016 NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellow, she aims to expand her study to understand how the Affordable Care Act will impact health and health care disparities among non-elderly adults.


Ellen T. Kurtzman, M.P.H., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Associate Research Professor
School of Nursing
The George Washington University

Project Title: Do States’ Scope of Practice Laws Influence the Quality of Care Delivered by Nurse Practitioners?


Patricia G. Schnitzer, M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Sinclair School of Nursing
University of Missouri

Project Title: Improving National Data on Child Maltreatment Fatalities


Robert Kaestner, Ph.D.
Institute of Government and Public Affairs
University of Illinois

Department of Economics
University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Associate
National Bureau of Economic Research

Project Title: Medicare Part D, Prescription Drug Insurance and Use of Inpatient Services


Frederic Selck, M.A.
Doctoral Candidate
School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University

Project Title: How Do Medicaid Prescription Copayments Affect Provider Behavior?

Yelena Tarasenko, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., M.P.A. 
Postdoctoral Fellow 
College of Public Health
University of Kentucky

Project Title: Impact of Smoke-free Laws and Regulations on Smoking Behavior of Pregnant Women and Neonatal Health Outcomes


Nicole Garro, M.P.H.
Doctoral Candidate
School of Public Health
University of California, Los Angeles

Project Title: A Gradients Approach to Examining Disparities in Outcomes for Children with Special Health Care Needs

Patricia Markovich, M.P.P.
Doctoral Candidate
School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University

Project Title: Diabetes in the United States and Canada: An Examination of the Factors Underlying Differences in Prevalance Rates and Differences among Socioeconomic Groups

Tony Yang, Sc.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor
Health Administration and Policy
George Mason University

Project Title: An Examination of Drivers of
Changes Overtime in Cesarean Section Rates


Ashley Schempf, Ph.D.
Postdoc Fellow
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University

Project Title: An Examination of Policy-relevant Geographic Variation in Low Birth weight and Infant Mortality

Manfred Stommel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
College of Nursing
Michigan State University

Project Title: BMI and Morbidity and Mortality Risks in Racially and Ethnically Diverse Populations


Jennifer Rodriguez Pippins, M.D.
General Internal Medicine Research Fellow
Division of General Medicine and Primary Care
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Project Title: Functional Decline Among the Elderly: The Impact of the 1997 Balanced Budget Act

Stephen R. Pitts, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Project Title: Hospital Admissions from the Emergency Department: National Trends and Variation Between Hospitals


Adele Kirk, M.H.A.
Ph.D. Candidate
School of Public Health
University of California, Los Angeles

Project Title: Recipients of Work Disability: Who, When, and For How Long?

Susan Lin, Dr.P.H.
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing
Columbia University

Project Title: Trends of Integrating Clinical Preventive Services Into Primary Care


Richard Kronick, Ph.D.
Professor and Chief
Division of Health Care Sciences
Family & Preventive Medicine
UCSD School of Medicine
University of California, San Diego

Project Title: Estimating the Effects of Health Insurance on Quality Adjusted Life Years

Lisa Lyman, B.S.
Candidate/NIMH Predoctoral Fellow
Department of Health Policy and Management
School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University

Project Title: Depression Symptoms, Poverty, and Single-Parenthood: Effects of Maternal Factors on Children's Use of Preventive Health Services


Hua Wang, M.S.P.H.
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Health Policy and Administration
School of Public Health
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Project Title: Effects of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) on Children's Health Insurance Coverage, Access to and Utilization of Health Services, and Health Outcomes


Jill Anne Marsteller, M.P.P.
Graduate Student Researcher
Health Policy and Management
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley

Project Title: Organizational Determinants of Disparities in Hospital Care

Judith Ann Shinogle, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical andHealth Outcomes Science
College of Pharmacy
University of South Carolina

Project Title: Firms' Demand for Health Benefit Generosity


Edward F. Buckley, M.A.
Doctoral Candidate
Wharton School of Business
University of Pennsylvania

Project Title: To Examine How the Effects of Managed Care Market Penetration on Nurse Staffing in Hospitals Affect AMI Patient Mortality