The Outstanding Dissertation Award recognizes an outstanding scientific contribution from a doctoral thesis in health services research or health policy in 2020. Judging by the innovative research, this doctoral candidate shows exceptional promise as a health services researcher. The award will be presented at the Annual Research Meeting and the winner will receive complimentary registration.

2020 Recipient

Savannah Bergquist Headshot

Savannah Bergquist, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar - Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Savannah Bergquist is a postdoctoral scholar at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, B... Read Bio

Committee Member, Member

Sarah Gordon, Ph.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor - Boston University School of Public Health

Sarah Gordon is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy, and Management at the Boston U... Read Bio

Nomination Timeline

The nomination period has closed.

Eligibility and Nomination Criteria

  • Nominations must include a copy of the dissertation.
  • Nominations must include a letter of endorsement from the nominee's mentor, who may also be the nominator.
  • A synopsis of the dissertation (no longer than two pages).
  • If applicable, nominations must include a description of the funding source.
  • The effective date of the degree awarded, or the completion of doctoral degree requirements and dissertation, must be between December 1, 2019 to January 1, 2021.
  • Self-nominations are accepted.
  • Nominees and nominators must be members of AcademyHealth.

Review Criteria

  • Importance of topic
  • Quantity, Breadth, and Quality of Research
  • Importance of Policy Implications of Results
  • Promise as a HSR’er

More Information

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