Research Scientist, Center for Evaluation & Applied Research

Ivana  Vaughn,  PhD, MPH

Ivana A. Vaughn is a Research Scientist for NYAM in the Center for Evaluation and Applied Research (CEAR). She earned her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Services Research from The University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, Graduate Certificate in Aging and Geriatric Practice from The University of Florida College of Medicine, Master of Public Health (MPH) from Morgan State University School of Community Health & Policy with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Bachelor of Arts (BA) from The Johns Hopkins University in both Mathematics and Biology.

Prior to NYAM, Dr. Vaughn worked as a Health Science Specialist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), a Sr. Research Program Coordinator II for The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Data Coordinating Center, and a Data Specialist for The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD). Dr. Vaughn's additional research experiences include the University of Florida Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence (PRICE), The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, The Ohio State University Medical Center Quality Operations and Improvement, and Maryland Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Task Force.

Dr. Vaughn's primary objectives are to improve health service delivery and quality of care for older adults with chronic conditions, with evidence through implementing models of care coordination, alternative health care delivery mechanisms, system-wide/organization-level interventions and statistical analysis of large population and medical claims datasets. As a multidisciplinary leader in health care delivery and access to care, Dr. Vaughn hopes to support government officials, policy makers, and organizations to improve geriatric health care reform.


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