Ira Moscovice

Principal Investigator

Education

  • PhD, Administrative Sciences, Yale University, 1976
  • MS, Operations Research, Columbia University, 1971
  • BSEE, Electrical Engineering, City College of New York, 1969

Experience

Dr. Moscovice has more than 40 years of experience conducting rural health research. He has served as the principal investigator for numerous rural health projects funded by federal and state agencies and private foundations, including the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He has served as the Principal Investigator of the Flex Monitoring Team for over 15 years.

He has served on numerous rural health and health services research and policy advisory committees for federal agencies and private foundations, including those sponsored by the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Medicine, the Joint Commission, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, AHRQ, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Research Interests

  • Development of rural quality and patient safety measures
  • Implementation of quality and patient safety initiatives in rural environments
  • Social determinants of rural health
  • Viability of rural hospitals

Awards

  • Mayo Professor of Public Health, since 2008
  • Calico Quality Leadership Award, 2018
  • Article of the Year, Public Health Systems Research, AcademyHealth, 2009
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, 2002
  • Distinguished Researcher Award, National Rural Health Association, 1992