HSR Student Directory

Current Health Services Research Graduate Students

Megan ColeMegan Cole Year Admitted: 2013

Advisor: Amal Trivedi

Program: PhD Health Services Research

Research Interest: Payment and delivery reform, health equity and health disparities, and state health policy

Undergrad Institution: University of Massachusetts Amherst, BS-PUBH Graduate Institution: Yale University, MH-PUBH

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 242

Email: Megan_Cole@Brown.edu

 

 Alexandra EllisAlexandra EllisYear Admitted: 2013

Advisor: Thomas Trikalinos

Program: PhD Health Services Research

Research Interest: Evidence synthesis

Undergrad Institution: Bucknell University, BS-Econ

Graduate Institution: The London School of Economics and Political Science, MS

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 242

Email: Alexandra_G_Ellis@Brown.edu

 

Katherine EtterKatherine EtterYear Admitted: 2009

Advisor: David Dore

Program: PhD, Health Services Research

Research Interest: Medical Devices and Patient Safety

Undergrad Institution: University of Connecticut, BS-BME

Graduate Institution: University of Connecticut, MS-BME

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 440

Email: katherine_etter@brown.edu

 

Michael FloresMichael FloresYear Admitted: 2012

Advisor:   Ira Wilson

Program: PhD, Health Services Research

Research Interest: Social determinants of health disparities, access and utilization of mental health services, patient provider communication, community based participatory research

Undergrad Institution:  University of California, Santa Barbara

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 638

Email: Michael_Flores@brown.edu

 

Laura KeohaneLaura KeohaneYear Admitted: 2011

Advisor:   Vincent Mor

Program: PhD Health Services Research

Research Interest: Pathways to Medicare-Medicaid eligibility, Long term care for elderly individuals and individuals with disabilities, access to care for individuals with disabilities

Undergrad Institution: Wesleyan University

Graduate Institution:  Harvard School of Public Health, MS

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 440

Email: Laura_Keohane@brown.edu

 

Qijuan (Emily) LiQijuan (Emily) LiYear Admitted: 2012

Advisor:   Amal Trivedi

Program: PhD, Health Services Research

Research Interest: Value-Based Benefit Design, risk adjustment, predictive modeling, care transition, and different payment schemes

Undergrad Institution: West China University of Medical Sciences

Graduate Institution: Yale School of Public Health

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 638

Email: Qijuan_Li@brown.edu

 

John McHughJohn McHughYear Admitted: 2012

Advisor:   Vincent Mor

Program: PhD Health Services Research

Research Interest: Incentive structures in the current healthcare system

Undergrad Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Graduate Institution: Duke University, MBA

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 440

Email: John_Mchugh@brown.edu

 

Marissa MeucciMarissa MeucciYear Admitted: 2010

Advisor: Susan Allen

Program: PhD Health Services Research

Research Interest: Disparities, post-acute and long term care

Undergrad Institution: Boston University

Graduate Institution: Boston University, MSPT

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 440

Email: Marissa_Meucci@brown.edu

 

Shivaani PrakashShivaani PrakashYear Admitted: 2010

Advisor: Omar Galarraga; Amal Trivedi

Program: PhD Health Services Research

Research Interest: Health economics, mental health policy & cost-effectiveness analysis

Undergrad Institution: Johns Hopkins University

Graduate Institution: London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc

Dissertation:  "The Relationship between Mental Health Capital and Labor Market Outcomes:  Evidence from the U.S. and Chile" (successfully defended March 2014)

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 440

Email: Shivaani_Prakash@brown.edu

Visit Shivaani's Research Page

 

 

Danya QatoDanya QatoYear Admitted: 2009

Advisor: David Dore

Program: PhD Health Services Research

Research Interest: Pharmaceutical policy, drug use & utilization, Pharmacoepidemiology, health disparities

Undergrad Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Graduate Institution: University of Illinois, PharmD; Harvard, MPH

Dissertation:  "Elucidating the Role of Patients, Providers, and Policies in Predicting (Mis) Use of High Risk Prescription Medications" (successfully defended December 2013)

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 650

Email: Danya_Qato@brown.edu

Visit Danya's LinkedIn Page

 

Jessica Roydhouse

Year Admitted: 2013

Advisor: Ira Wilson

Program: PhD Health Services Research

Undergrad Institution: Johns Hopkins University

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 242

Email: Jessica_Roydhouse@Brown.edu

 

Cara SammartinoCara SammartinoYear Admitted: 2010

Advisor: Omar Galarraga

Program: PhD Health Services Research

Research Interest: State Medicaid policy and financing

Undergrad Institution: University of Vermont

Graduate Institution: Emory University, MSPH

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 440

Email: Cara_Sammartino@brown.edu

 

Benjamin SilverBenjamin Silver

Year Admitted: 2013

Advisor: Vincent Mor

Program: PhD Health Services Research

Research Interest: Medicare, Health Economics, Payment Systems

Undergrad Institution:  Brandeis University, BA-HSR 

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 242

Email: benjamin_silver@brown.edu

 

Lawrence WereLawrence WereYear Admitted: 2011

Advisor:   Omar Galarraga

Program: PhD, Health Services Research

Research Interest: Health Economics; Health System Reforms; Social Health Insurance; and

HIV/AIDS

Undergrad Institution: United States International University, Africa ( USIU-A)

Graduate Institution:  Clark University, MA

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 731

Email: Lawrence_Were@brown.edu

 

Andrew ZulloAndrew Zullo

Year Admitted: 2012

Advisor:   David Dore

Program: PhD, Health Services Research

Research Interest: Pharmaceutical health services research; Pharmacoepidemiology

Undergrad Institution: Rutgers, The State University of NJ

Graduate:  Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Office: 121 S. Main, Campus Box GS-121-2, Room 731

Email: Andrew_Zullo@brown.edu