Rubenstein to receive 2016 Eisenberg Award
Lisa V. Rubenstein, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Dr. Lisa V. Rubenstein will receive the 2016 John M. Eisenberg National Award for Achievement in Research from the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) at the group's annual meeting in May.
Rubenstein, who directs the VISN 22 PACT Demonstration Laboratory, the Care Coordination QUERI Program, and the VA Quality Scholars Program, has an international reputation for her role in studying, implementing, and spreading new models of health care.
Her studies on patient-aligned care teams (PACTs) were instrumental in VA's shift to this new model of care. She has led numerous studies on the model and its impact on Veterans and VA staff.
Rubenstein has also conducted seminal work on the measurement of depression care quality, and her work on collaborative models of depression care led to the integration of primary care and mental health care within the VA system. From 1994 to 2012, she was founding director of VA's Center for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior.
The John M. Eisenberg Award recognizes a senior member of SGIM whose innovative research has changed how doctors care for patients, how they conduct research, and how medical students are educated.