The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has selected four promising early-career investigators who will be supported in their work to advance the field of patient and family engagement. The investigators represent a wide range of research from addressing health disparities in Latino populations and partnering with critically ill patients in shared decision-making to leveraging mobile technology to improving surgical care outcomes and ensuring concordance in critical care. 

“Despite the growing interest in the field of patient and family engagement, promising early-career researchers face considerable challenges in securing resources to support their work. These awards will support four highly promising investigators, enabling them to launch their innovative programs of translational research at a crucial point in their career,” said Dominick Frosh, Ph.D. Fellow of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and lead of the patient care program’s patient and family engagement work.  

The 2014 Patient and Family Engagement Early-Career Investigators are:

  • Lovie Jewell Jackson Foster, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • Lisa DeCamp, M.D., MSPH, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • James Suliburk, M.D., FACS, Baylor College
  • Alison Turnbull, DVM, MPH, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Visit our Special Projects page here for additional information on their work. 


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