Health Services Research

Vincent Mor

Vincent Mor is the Florence Pirce Grant Professor of Community Health in the Public Health Program of the Brown University School of Medicine and served as Chair of the Department of Community Health from 1996 until 2010. Dr. Mor has been on the faculty of the department of community health since 1981 as a research assistant professor, becoming tenured in 1987. He formerly served as the director of the Brown University Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research. Together with Professor Alan Morrison, Dr. Mor began the department's graduate program in 1986 and directed it after Dr.

Leo Morales

Leo Morales is a Professor of General Internal Medicine, School of Public and an Adjunct Professor in Health Services at the University of Washington Medical School. Dr. Morales was an associate scientific investigator with the Group Health Center for Health Studies. Dr. Morales was associate professor in the division of general internal medicine and health services research at the UCLA School of Medicine and a natural scientist at RAND Corporation. His medical degree is from the University of Washington and his doctorate in philosophy is from the RAND Graduate School in Policy Analysis.

Ira Moscovice

Ira Moscovice, Mayo Professor of Public Health, is director of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health's (SPH) rural Health Reserch Center and head of its Division of Health Policy and Management. He has written extensively on issues related to rural health care and the use of health services research to improve health policy decision making in state government. Dr. Moscovice is one of the leading rural health services researchers in the nation and was the first recipient of the National Rural Health Association's Distinguished Researcher Award in 1992.

Donald Patrick

Donald L. Patrick is professor of health services with appointments in the departments of epidemiology, sociology, rehabilitation medicine and the School of Pharmacy. He is also the director of the Seattle Quality of Life Group. He was the first director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Program at the University of Washington, holding this position form 1987 to 2006. He is a Full Member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Thomas Rice

Thomas Rice is a distinguished professor in the department of health services in the UCLA School of Public Health. He served as department chair from 1996-2000 and 2003-4. He served as Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel for the UCLA campus from 2006-11. Dr. Rice received his doctorate in economics at the University of California at Berkeley in 1982. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA in 1991, he was a faculty member at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health.

Dennis Scanlon

Dennis Scanlon is a professor of health policy and administration and director of the Center for Health Care and Policy Research at Pennsylvania State University. He serves as principal investigator for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Aligning Forces for Quality evaluation. His research interests focus on health systems improvement, including understanding the role of information, incentives, and individual and organizational behavior change for improving health care outcomes.

Joan Teno

Joan M. Teno (MD, Hahnemann Medical University, Philadelphia, PA; MS, Brown University) is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gerontology and Geriatrics at the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence at the University of Washington. Previously she was Professor of Health Services Policy and Practice and Associate Director of the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research.  She is a health services researcher, hospice medical director, and internist certified in Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine.  Dr.

Bryan Weiner

Bryan Weiner is an associate professor in the department of health policy and management in the school of public health of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC); and director of the program on health care organization at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. His research interests focus on the adoption, implementation, and sustainability of innovations in health care organizations.

Carol Weisman

Carol Weisman is the associate dean of faculty affairs at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. She is also the director of the Central Pennsylvania Center of Excellence for Research on Pregnancy Outcomes. She holds a joint appointment in the department of health policy and administration in the College of Health and Human Development.

Nelda Wray

Nelda P. Wray, M.D., M.P.H., joined the department of surgery and The Methodist Hospital Research Institute in Houston, TX in July 2008, after two years as professor of medicine at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. Before that, she was professor of medicine and medical ethics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She was the founding director of the Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, a Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence.