American Institutes for Research Health Experts to Present at the AcademyHealth Research Meeting

Washington, D.C. – Health experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR), including Vice President and Director of the AIR Health Program Marilyn Moon will present at the AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting on June 27 – 29, 2010 at the Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, MA. AcademyHealth is a professional community of health services researchers and policy analysts who commit to using the best health research to improve health care.

Presentations by AIR staff cover a wide range of research in the health field, including qualitative analysis in health services research, supporting both patient and family engagement in hospital quality and safety, and evidence-based decision making in health reform. The three-day meeting will attract 2,300 health researchers, providers, decision makers, clinicians, graduate students and others from around the world.

Presentations by AIR staff include:

Friday June 25, 2010

Qualitative Analysis in Health Services Research
Opening the Qualitative Analysis Data Black Box: Getting from Raw Data to Results
1:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Methods Seminar)
Presenter: Jennifer Stephens, MPH, Senior Researcher, AIR, with Kelly Devers, Urban Institute.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Supporting Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety: Findings and Implications from a Systematic Literature Review
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall C (poster session)
Presenter: Maureen Maurer, MPH, Senior Researcher, AIR

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Evidence-Based Decision-Making and Public Engagement in the New Era of Health Reform
Implications for Consumer Engagement in National Health Reform: Cautionary Tales and New Opportunities
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., room 208 (breakfast session)
Chair: Kristin Carman, Ph.D., Managing Research Scientist, AIR
Presenter: Marilyn Moon, Ph.D., Vice President and Director of the AIR Health Program

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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