The Health Services Research Focus Area seeks innovative solutions for the delivery of healthcare services, the translation of science and technology into practice, and the integration of behavioral health and primary care through partnerships with hospital and community providers.
Grounded in behavioral and social theory, the Health Services Research Focus Area expands the conceptual base of health services research, using multiple methodological approaches in the following areas:
- Health Services Delivery
- Social Determinants of Health
- Translational Research / Implementation into Practice
- Medical Education / Healthcare Workforce
- Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care
- Population Health
Of all the factors that influence how long and how well we live, clinical care accounts for only about 20%. Social and economic factors, health behaviors, and the physical environment account for the rest. Source.
The Health Services Research Focus Area links multiple departments and disciplines, and it creates opportunities for innovative scholarly work. The Health Services Research Focus Area builds collaborative relationships among researchers and clinicians. NEOMED faculty involved in the Health Services Research Focus Area include:
- Michael Appleman, M.A.Ed.
- Julie Aultman, Ph.D.
- Stacey Barrenger, Ph.D.
- Kris Baughman, Ph.D.
- Mariquita Belen, M.D.
- Rachel Bracken, Ph.D.
- Natalie Bonfine, Ph.D.
- Rebecca Fischbein, Ph.D.
- Stacey Gardner-Buckshaw, Ph.D.
- Paul Hartung, Ph.D.
- Deb Hrouda, Ph.D.
- Kristen Knepp, Ph.D.
- Erik Messamore, M.D., Ph.D.
- Margy Sanders, M.A., M.S.W.
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