Outstanding Junior Research Manuscript Award

Halima Amjad, MD, MPH

The Outstanding Junior Research Manuscript Award is given to a junior investigator for an outstanding peer-reviewed geriatrics research article with the potential to influence clinical practice, public policy, or future scholarship. Halima Amjad, MD, MPH, has been honored this year for her work as first author on “Continuity of Care and Health Care Utilization in Older Adults with Dementia in Fee-for-Service Medicare,” published online July 2016 and in print September 2016 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Dr. Amjad’s study examined the association between medical clinician continuity and healthcare utilization, testing, and spending for older adults with dementia. Dr. Amjad and colleagues found that lower continuity of ambulatory care was associated with higher rates of hospitalization, emergency department visits, and testing, which amounted to a higher spending cost than was reported in the “high-continuity” group. Dr. Amjad is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Johns Hopkins University and Attending Physician at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Past Recipients of the Outstanding Junior Research Manuscript Award

2016      Rebecca Brown, MD, MPH
2015      Helena M. Blumen, PhD
2014      S. Ryan Greysen
2013      Jane Saczynski, PhD