University at Albany

Excellence in Research

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Four faculty members received this tribute in 1996 for Excellence in Research.

Edward L. HannanEdward L. HannanHealth Policy & Management

Edward Hannan's career in health services research has had a significant impact on clinical quality assessment programs and led to improved health care outcomes for patients. An acknowledged international expert in the field of data collection/research design for health services assessment, his analysis of coronary artery bypass surgery outcomes contributed to a drop from 4.17 to 2.45 deaths per 100 in the risk-adjusted mortality rates for such surgery in New York State from 1989 to 1992. Hannan helped design a clinical data collection system for his seminal research on coronary bypass graft surgery and coronary angioplasty that alone has resulted in 14 scholarly publications over a five-year period in respected peer-review journals in the field. He is now extending this work on clinical outcomes to the trauma system in New York. Currently advisor to the U.S. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research and consultant to the General Accounting Office (on the implications of managed care for cardiovascular diseases), the U.S. Health Care Financing Administration, and agencies in both Great Britain and Israel, Hannan has become an international resource in health services research.

Excellence in Research

Arthur Applebee Daniel Levy Edward L. Hannan Frank Hauser

Educational Theory and Practice
Daniel Levy
Educational Administration
& Policy
Edward L. Hannan
Health Policy
& Management
Frank Hauser

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