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June 10, 2019

Hilltop Researcher Wins Award for Best Student Poster at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

The Hilltop Institute is proud to announce that Senior Policy Analyst Oludolapo Fakeye, PhD, MA won the award for best student poster at the 2019 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM), held in Washington, DC, from June 1 to 4, 2019. The ARM brought together a wide variety of more than 3,000 stakeholders from around the world working to improve health and health care through evidence-based policy and analysis. Fakeye joined Hilltop after completing doctoral studies in health services research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His winning poster, titled Disparities in Quality Performance among Patient-Centered Medical Homes by Proportion of Low-Income Patients Served, described a comparative study from his dissertation, which evaluated expenditure, quality of care, and access outcomes of Maryland’s statewide demonstration of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model. Fakeye also presented another poster and gave a podium presentation on other aspects of this research at the meeting.

Other Hilltop staff gave several presentations at the ARM as well. Director of Health Reform Studies Laura Spicer, MA, and Senior Policy Analyst Alexis Smirnow, MPH, gave a podium presentation titled Estimating the Potential for the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) in Maryland at the State Health Policy Interest Group Meeting on June 1. Senior Policy Analyst Charles Betley, MA, presented a poster titled Estimating the Costs to Mississippi Medicaid Attributable to Tobacco Using Paid Amounts to Providers for Tobacco-Related Illnesses at both the State Health Policy Interest Group Meeting on June 1 and the ARM on June 3. Senior Director of Analytics and Research and Chief Data Scientist Ian Stockwell, PhD, presented a poster titled Risk-Based Waiting List Prioritization on June 3. To view the presentations, click on the titles.

The Hilltop Institute is a nonpartisan research organization at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of people and communities. We conduct cutting-edge data analytics and translational research on behalf of government agencies, foundations, and nonprofit organizations to inform public policy at the national, state, and local levels.

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