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Dr. Nelda P. Wray joined Houston Methodist Research Institute in 2008 as a research scientist and full member. She is an award-winning researcher who has held numerous state- and federally-appointed advisory roles, including the National Advisory Council for the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (appointed by Donna Shalala, Secretary of Health and Human Services) and the Texas Board on Aging (appointed by Governor George W. Bush). Dr. Wray has also been a member of the National Advisory Committees for the VA Health Services Research and Development Service and the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program.

Dr. Wray's experience includes six years as Chief of General Medicine at VA Medical Center in Houston; eight years as Director, and an additional eight years as Director Emeritus, of the Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies: a VA Health Services Research & Development Center of Excellence; Chief Research and Development Officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC; and professorships in Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Baylor College of Medicine, where she was also Chief of Health Services Research. In 2000, she received the VA Under Secretary for Health’s Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Health Services Research, and in 2002, the Michael E. DeBakey MD Award for Excellence in Research from Baylor College of Medicine.

Research interests

Dr. Wray is an internationally recognized authority in health policy research, specifically for her use of electronic data to monitor and improve healthcare. Most recently, her work has been in the area of improving the evidence base for surgical procedures by exploring ways to foster rigorous collection of patient outcome data.

Keywords

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  • Health policy, Electronic data, Health outcomes

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Veterans
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Quality of Health Care
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Aryl Hydrocarbon Hydroxylases
Concept: Aryl Hydrocarbon Hydroxylases
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
HIV
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Alveolar Macrophages
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Veterans Hospitals
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Inpatients
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Dyspepsia
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
CD4 Lymphocyte Count
Concept: CD4 Lymphocyte Count
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Knee Osteoarthritis
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Journals

Medical care

ISSNs: 0025-7079

Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal

24

Journal of General Internal Medicine

ISSNs: 0884-8734

Springer New York

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7

New England Journal of Medicine

ISSNs: 0028-4793, 1533-4406

Massachusetts Medical Society

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7

Social Science and Medicine

ISSNs: 0277-9536

Elsevier Limited

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6

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

ISSNs: 0895-4356

Elsevier

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6
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Houston Methodist Hospital

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14

Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care

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3

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

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2

Department of Medicine

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1

Department of Pathology & Genomic Medicine

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1
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Shared Pub. External Organizations

Baylor College of Medicine

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Veterans Affairs Medical Center

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University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

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Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies

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University of North Texas

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Shared Pub. Internal co-authors

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Shared Pub. External co-authors

Julianne Souchek

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Nancy Petersen

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Linda Rabeneck

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18

Terri J. Menke

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Baruch Brody

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has co-authored Research OutputsResearch Output with Nelda Wray

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