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Thursday, 08 October, 2015

JKTG Foundation Awards Over $160K to Next Generation Health Policy Research

Highland, MD – Today, the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation (Foundation) announced over $160K in awards to support the next generation of health policy research and promote better healthcare for patients.  Four graduate researchers in the field of health policy and administration at Brown University, Georgetown University, Harvard University and The Johns Hopkins University received Dissertation Support Grants (DSGs) to aid their research. Projects reflect the Foundation’s goal of fostering research to improve health as well as introduce new approaches to health care policy.


“Too often, health policy sticks with the status quo but innovative research asks ‘why’ and pushes health care to consider new approaches.  We believe funding researchers who ask those provoking questions is key to transforming health care for the better,” said JKTG Foundation president Ted Giovanis. “I congratulate our recipients and look forward to their continued contributions.”


Dissertation Support Grant Awardee/Project:


Jeromie Ballreich (Johns Hopkins University) Price Discrimination in the U.S. Onocologic’s Market


Elizabeth Lee (Georgetown University) Epidemiological Inference and Decision Making for U.S. Influenza Response with Medical Claims Data


Hanna Neprash (Harvard University) Payment Increases and Physician Provision of Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries


Jessica Roydhouse (Brown University) Improving Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in Cancer Care: Non-Response and the Role of Proxies


The Foundation worked with university graduate and post-graduate health policy and administration programs across the country to solicit proposals. Select proposals were reviewed by the Foundation’s established panel who recommended award winners to the Foundation President.  Awards ranged from $29,000 to $64,000 depending on scope and investigative opportunity.   To learn more about research grants available, visit Funding Support at the Foundation’s website.


About JKTG Foundation | The Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy (JKTG Foundation) aims to change health care for the better.  Funding innovative medical research, data analysis, events and other projects, the Foundation serves as an honest, independent broker of ideas and actions designed to advance both health care and health policy.  Visit to learn more.


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