CHPR Newsroom

March 26, 2020

Dr. Patrick Romano Appointed as New Member to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) National Advisory Council

Dr. Patrick Romano, Professor of General Medicine and Pediatrics with the UC Davis School of Medicine and a core faculty member with the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research (CHPR), has been appointed a new member of the National Advisory Council to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The appointments of Dr. Romano and six other new members of AHRQ’s 19-member National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality were announced during a virtual meeting of the Council held March 26, 2020.

The Council is comprised of experts from outside of AHRQ—representing healthcare plans, providers, consumers and researchers—who contribute varied perspectives on the United States health care system and the most important questions that AHRQ-supported research should address in order to promote improvements in the quality, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of clinical practice. The Council provides advice and recommendations to AHRQ’s Director and to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on priorities for its health services research agenda. Council members serve 3-year terms.

Congratulations Dr. Romano!