AIR Experts to Present at AcademyHealth’s 2017 Annual Research Meeting

Washington, D.C. – Experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will discuss aspects of health care research and policy at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting (ARM), being held June 25-27, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, Louisiana. The meeting focuses on the latest research and policy in the field of health and the organization, financing and management of health services.

More than 2,500 attendees will gather at the ARM to refine research methods and network with colleagues from around the world. The meeting is also a chance for attendees to learn about the funding priorities of federal agencies and foundations, and to explore the impact of research on improving access and quality of care.

Presentations by AIR staff include:

Sunday, June 25, 2017

2:00 – 3:30 PM CDT

  • New Frontiers in Health Service Research Evaluations from Observational Data

Strand 10 (Level 2)
AIR Presenter/Author: Jason Brinkley

4:00 – 5:30 PM CDT

  • Innovations in Qualitative Methods

Celestin B/C (Level 3)
AIR Presenter/Author: Shoshanna Sofaer

Monday, June 26, 2017

8:00 – 9:15 AM CDT

  • Poster Session B: Evaluation of the Maryland Quality-Based Reimbursement Program: Does Paying for Performance Lead to Greater Improvements in Quality Than Paying for Reporting?

Elite Hall
AIR Presenters/Authors: Christian Evensen, Steven Garfinkel, Ying Wang, Daniel Sherman, Yi Lu & Lizhong Peng

  • Poster Session B: The Association of Part D Comprehensive Medication Review Completion Rates with Medication Outcomes

Elite Hall
AIR Presenter/Author: Ying Wang

5:00 – 6:30 PM CDT

  • Conducting Mixed Methods Research in Health Sciences

Strand 10 (Level 2)
AIR Presenter/Author: Shoshanna Sofaer

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About AIR
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education, and workforce productivity. For more information, visit


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