National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant Awarded

By | February 1, 2007

Constance Liu, a student in Case Western Reserve University`s MD/PhD in Health Policy Program, has been awarded a $12,000 Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation. Her study, which is being carried out in collaboration with the Center for Health Research and Policy, focuses on geographic access to health care for a poor, diabetic population served by the MetroHealth System. The results will clarify the interpretation of studies that use distance as a measure of geographic access, and may additionally guide the selection of geographic measures in future studies carried out in an urban context. CHRP faculty member, Dr. Douglas Einstadter, is serving as a voting member of her dissertation committee. (posted 2/2007) Dr. Douglas Einstadter