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Faculty & Staff Honors

Georgia Regents Faculty Appointed to AHRQ Study Section

Dr. Pavani Rangachari, MPH program director at Georgia Regents University, has been appointed a standing member of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Health Information Technology Research Study Section for a three-year term, through 2018.


Dr. Rangachari is a health services researcher with a particular interest in the implementation of change and innovation in health care organizations, including the implementation of evidence-based practices, health information technology and patient-centered care. A key deliverable of her projects has been the identification of “evidence-based management strategies” for successful implementation of evidence-based practices in health care organizations.

Recently completed projects include an AHRQ-funded examination of the structure and content of communication associated with successful implementation of evidence-based infection prevention practices at the unit/ICU level, and an examination of the leverage health care providers have in preventing revisits for pediatric asthma outpatient care through effective patient-centered communication of an asthma self-management plan, funded by the GRU Institute for Public and Preventive Health.