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Kronick Named To AHRQ Top Spot

Medpage Today: AHRQ Names Kronick As New Director
Health reform researcher Richard Kronick, PhD, will become the new director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) after longtime director Carolyn Clancy, MD, leaves the post later this month. The announcement was made public in the agency's daily afternoon electronic newsletter. Kronick joined the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in January 2010 as deputy assistant secretary for planning and evaluation and oversaw the Office of Health Policy. Prior to that, he conducted health policy research for the University of California San Diego and also worked as director of policy and reimbursement for the Medicaid Division of the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare (Pittman, 8/19).

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