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Doctoral Dissertation Research in Economics: Essays on the determinants of healthcare differences in US hospitals

Healthcare differences are pervasive in United States hospitals. This proposal aims to understand why patients with the same underlying health conditions receive different treatments, incur different costs, and experience different outcomes. There are conceivably many factors that affect patient care, but one factor may be the quality of the patient's attending physician, and another factor may be the patient's health insurance category.

CAREER: Health Determinants and Research Design

What determines human health is known only in part. Even where causal pathways have been identified, great uncertainty frequently exists regarding the strength of the relationship. Compelling and precise estimates of these relationships are needed to inform public policies that will improve population health. This project would improve understanding of these relationships, using natural and quasi-experiments.

Drug Abuse Dissertation Research (R36)

The goal of this FOA is to enhance the diversity of the drug abuse research workforce by providing dissertation awards on topics related to the study of basic and clinical neuroscience, development, epidemiology, prevention, treatment, services, or women and sex/gender differences as they relate to drug abuse.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Monday, October 17, 2022
Thursday, February 16, 2023

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation’s most comprehensive learning experience at the nexus of health, science, and policy in Washington, D.C.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Encouraging Appropriate Care Using Behavioral Economics through Electronic Health Records (R21/R33)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications proposing to apply behavioral economics principles to build interventions into electronic health records (EHRs) for the purpose of improving physician compliance with recommended treatment guidelines, thereby improving quality of care, health outcomes and reducing health disparities.

Deadline: 

Monday, January 30, 2017

AHRQ Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program (R36)

Applications for dissertation research grants must be responsive to AHRQ’s mission, which is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable and affordable, and to work within HHS and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. Within the mission, AHRQ’s specific priority areas of focus are:

Deadline: 

Monday, November 1, 2021
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Friday, April 29, 2022
Monday, August 1, 2022
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Monday, May 1, 2023

Health Research Grants

The mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including people with low-incomes, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, people with disabilities, and the elderly.

Services Research Innovations for Homeless Mentally III

The broad goal of this project is improve services research and intervention, particularly for people who are homeless and mentally ill, through the use of latent group-trajectory analytic approaches. As an R34 Exploratory Development project, the study has two specific purposes. One is to examine the utility of latent group-trajectory analysis for improving services research for people who are homeless and mentally ill. The other is to compare two techniques for such analyses to understand how each may be best used in the context of services research.

DHB: Decentralization and Local Public Goods: How Does Allocation of Decision-Making Authority Affect Provision?

Access to services such as sanitation, health care and education remains inadequate for much of the world's population. As much as 20 percent of the world's population lack safe drinking water and sanitation. The objective of this study is to determine under what conditions decentralization of decision-making authority improves access to services. The project focuses on safe drinking water, though the analysis applies to all services and more broadly to other types of organizations. Decentralization and its benefits have been popular topics in academic and policy literatures.

Migration and Child Health and Development: Effects and Mechanisms

Increasing globalization and urbanization worldwide have profoundly altered the state of the family in many societies. In particular, a sizeable fraction of children have experienced parental migration during the course of their childhoods, either accompanying their migrant parents (migrant children) or left behind by one or both parents (left-behind children). Migration represents a distinct form of family transition and one that likely has important effects on child health and development. It often brings considerable economic improvement through increased income or remittances.

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