Commencement 2013 - Pharmacy and Health Sciences Commencement Speaker Dr. Carolyn M. ClancyUploaded by Office of Communications on May 18, 2013
Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, gives her keynote speech at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Commencement from May 18, 2013.
Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., was appointed Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on February 5, 2003, and reappointed on October 9, 2009. Prior to her appointment, Dr. Clancy was Director of AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research. Dr. Clancy is a member of the Institute of Medicine and was elected a Master of the American College of Physicians in 2004. In 2009, she was awarded the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research.
Dr. Clancy's major research interests include improving health care quality and patient safety and reducing disparities in care associated with patients' race, ethnicity, gender, income, and education. As Director of AHRQ, she launched the first annual report to Congress on health care disparities and health care quality.