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Grants Awarded

Examples of health care improvement research initiatives with peer-reviewed funding across various disciplines (and investigators in those areas) are listed below.


Cardiovascular Care

Giovanni Filardo, PhD, MPH, Director of Epidemiology

  • 2-year, $490,000 grant from Gilead Sciences for the study Effectiveness of Ranolazine at Admission and/or Discharge in Reducing Re-admissions after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • 3-year, $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Heart Lung Blood Institute for the study New-Onset Post-Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Atrial Fibrillation
  • 3-year, $750,000 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for the study Large Population-Based Study of Surgery for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms


Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation Science

Andrew Masica, MD, MSCI, Chief Clinical Effectiveness Officer

  • 2-year, $590,000 grant from AHRQ for Implementing a Bundle for Intensive Care Unit Delirium - The IBID Project
  • BHCS Principal Investigator for a 3-year, $900,000 grant from AHRQ for the study Enhancing Clinical Effectiveness Research with Natural Language Processing of Electronic Medical Records
  • BHCS Principal Investigator for a 3-year, $850,000 Health Care Innovation Challenge grant awarded by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)/Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation for CMS High Value Healthcare Collaborative (HVHC): Engaging Patients to Meet the Triple Aim


Electronic Health Records

David Ballard, MD, PhD, MSPH, Chief Quality Officer

  • 2-year, $300,000 grant awarded by AHRQ for the study Impact of Health Information Technology Implementation on Diabetes Process and Outcome Measures in a Primary Care Setting
  • 3-year, $580,000 grant from the American Diabetes Association for the study Impact of an Ambulatory Electronic Health Record on Quality of Diabetes Care in a Primary Care Setting
  • BHCS Principal Investigator for a 5-year AHRQ-funded study, Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Networks (ACTION II)


Neil S. Fleming, PhD, Vice President, Quantitative Sciences

  • 3-year, $100,000 grant awarded by AHRQ for Impact of Health IT on Primary Care Work-flow and Financial Measures
  • 18-month, $100,000 grant awarded by AHRQ for Costs of Transforming Established Primary Care Practices to Patient-Centered Medical Homes


Health Information Technology

Brett Stauffer, MD, MHS, Vice President of Hospital Care Quality Improvement

  • BHCS Principal Investigator for a 3-year, $240,000 grant awarded by AHRQ for Understanding Clinical Information Needs and Health Care Decision Making Processes in the Context of Health Information Technology


Patient Safety Research 

Yan Xiao, PhD, Director of Patient Safety Research

  • BHCS Principal Investigator for a 3-year, $350,000 AHRQ grant for the study Improving Physician and Nurse Communication with Serious Gaming


Shared Decision Making 

Elisa Priest, DrPH, Director of the Clinical Effectiveness Data Center

  • $200,000 grant awarded by Glaxo for the study Patient Education and Shared Decision Making in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


Trauma Care

Shahid Shafi, MD, MPH, clinical scholar, trauma surgeon, and Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation Director of Rehabilitation Research

  • BHCS Principal Investigator, U.S. Department of Education 5-year, $2.2 million grant as a National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Model System site for traumatic brain injury for the study North Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Model
  • 3-year, $900,000 AHRQ grant for From NSQIP to TQIP - Trauma Quality Improvement Project
  • 2-year, $240,000 grant from the National Institute of Trauma for Comparative Effectiveness of Clinical Care Processes in Resuscitation and Management of Moderate to Severe Traumatic Injuries

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