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Key Questions for Improving Social Needs Intervention Research
Join us on February 25, 2020, 11am-12pm PT/ 2pm-3pm ET, for a moderated discussion with the authors of the recent American Journal of Preventive Medicine article, “Improving social needs intervention research: Key questions for advancing the field.” This webinar will highlight the key questions facing the field of healthcare-based social interventions research, including gaps related to what works as well as how best to implement interventions. Speakers will discuss the most pressing knowledge gaps from federal agencies’ perspectives and how to best fill those gaps.

Feb 25, 2020 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Dawn Alley, PhD
Deputy Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Value-Based Transformation @HHS Office of the Secretary
Dr. Dawn Alley serves as Deputy Senior Advisor for Value-based Transformation in the HHS Office of the Secretary. Previously, Dr. Alley directed the state and population health portfolio at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), where her portfolio included chronic disease prevention, social determinants, maternal and child health, behavioral health, and geographic accountability models. Prior to joining CMMI, Dawn served as Senior Advisor in the Office of the Surgeon General, where she oversaw implementation of the National Prevention Strategy. She has extensive expertise in population health and aging, with more than 50 publications in journals including JAMA and New England Journal of Medicine. Dawn holds a Ph.D. in Gerontology from the University of Southern California and received post-doctoral training in population health through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Kamila Mistry PhD, MPH
Associate Director @Office of Extramural Research, Education & Priority Populations Senior Advisor, Value-Based Care & Senior Advisor, Child Health
Dr. Mistry directs the Division of Priority Populations Research at the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) and is also the Senior Advisor for Child Health and Quality Improvement. In these roles, Dr. Mistry leads a number of national initiatives focused on measuring and reducing health and health care disparities and improving quality and safety for priority populations including the Pediatric Quality Measures Program and the AHRQ’s Safety Program for Perinatal Care. Prior to coming to AHRQ, she served as the Program Director for the Healthy Steps for Young Children National Evaluation at Johns Hopkins which focused on examining innovative practice-based models for improving quality of care and child outcomes. Formerly, she has also led a number of research initiatives at the state level focused on improving care for priority populations, including evaluating the Title V and Medicaid program in Texas. Dr. Mistry completed her NRSA post-doctoral fellowship at the Johns
Caroline Fichtenberg, PhD
Managing Director @Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network
Dr. Fichtenberg is a public health researcher and advocate with over a decade of experience working to improve health and economic outcomes for America’s most vulnerable families, including seven years leading national efforts in Washington, DC. Dr. Fichtenberg is the managing director of the Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN), a national research network that advances research on health care strategies to improve social conditions. She earned her Ph.D. in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University, an M.S. degree in Biology from Yale University, and an A.B. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University.