Hayden B. Bosworth, Ph.D
Dr. Bosworth is a developmental health psychologist and health services researcher, and has served as Associate Director of HSR&D's Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, located in Durham, NC, for ten years. Also an HSR&D Research Career Scientist Awardee, Dr. Bosworth's main research interests comprise three inter-related areas that have significant implications for Veterans:
- Self-management in chronic care,
- Developing and using quality measurements to monitor and improve the processes and outcomes of healthcare, and
- Translating research findings into clinical care.
- For more than 15 years, he has worked to develop and test novel interventions to improve health behaviors and outcomes for patients with chronic diseases that are prevalent among Veterans, including: hypertension, coronary artery disease, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and depression.
In addition, Dr. Bosworth has directed the VA Office of Academic Affairs Ph.D. Post-Doctoral Fellowship for 13 years. A highly sought after mentor for Ph.D. and M.D. investigators, fellows, and students, he has mentored 64 trainees. He also is a prolific author, with more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and almost 250 academic presentations.
Dr. Bosworth's research is directly applicable to the healthcare of our Veterans. For example, his innovative approach to improving treatment adherence through telemedicine interventions is helping VA transition to a more patient-centered approach to care through Patient-Aligned Care Teams (PACTs) and other initiatives. For all he has done and continues to do, Dr. Hayden Bosworth is highly deserving of the prestigious Under Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research, and we congratulate him on this honor.