Experts from the American Research Institutes

ARLINGTON, VA, May 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will present several sessions at the upcoming AcademyHealth 2022 (ARM) Annual Research Meeting, June 4-7 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, AIR He is the Bronze Sponsor of this year’s meeting, which has the slogan “Leading with Evidence in a Time of Change”.

AcademyHealth is the leading national professional organization for health service researchers and policy makers, as well as health care practitioners and stakeholders. ARM focuses on new research, innovative methods, diverse data sources and how they are used, and robust discussions about the impact of health services research on health policy and practice.

Presentations by AIR experts will cover a wide range of topics, including promoting justice; patient engagement and patient-centered outcome research; Human-Centered Design and Integration of Care for Dual Qualified Individuals; unmet social needs; the use of telehealth during the pandemic; Financial distress in rural hospitals and Medicare Advantage market share; Veterans’ care patterns and experiences.

AIR presentations and posters are listed below, and all showtimes are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The full conference website is available at

Sunday 5 June

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Location: Washington Convention Center – Exposition Hall E, Level 2

Using Human-Centered Design to Understand the Experiences of Dually Competent Individuals: Lessons from Live Experience
Poster session:
High cost and high population needs

AIR Presenters/Authors: Melissa HefnerBrandy Farrar Karen JohnsonAnd Sarah PedersenAnd Kathryn AllenTalia Fish and Faiza Pirzada

Factors Associated with Veterans Dependence on Veterans Health Care
Poster session: High cost and high population needs

Presenters/Authors at AIR: Abigail Woodruff and Sieng Liu

Monday 6 June

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Location: Washington Convention Center – Exposition Hall E, Level 2

Use of telehealth during the pandemic among Medicaid beneficiaries in the District of Columbia with substance use disorder or serious mental illness
Poster Session: Mental Health and Substance Use

AIR Presenters/Authors: Rekha Varghese, Brandy Farrar, Siying Liu, Lauren-Ashley Daley, Xiaowen Liu, Gowthami Putumbaka

Coincides with unmet social needs and poor health among adults over 50
Poster session: social determinants and social needs

Presenter/Author of AIR: Siying Liu

Veterans’ experience with VA and non-VA providers
Poster session: addressing the preferences and needs of the patient and the client

Presenters/Authors at AIR: Siying Liu and Abigail Woodroffe

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Location: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC – Liberty Salons 1 /j/k

Longer duration of surgery has been associated with an increased risk of postoperative dementia
Session: Surgical Quality

Presenter/Author of AIR: Xi Cen

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Washington Convention Center – Exposition Hall E, Level 2

Medicare Advantage Breakthrough and the Financial Distress of Rural Hospitals
Poster session: Medicare

AIR Presenters/Writers: Siying Liu and Guido Cataife

How study teams manage different perspectives and priorities in patient-centered outcome research: results from quantitative case studies
Poster session: patient-centered research

AIR Presenters/Authors: Maureen MaurerAnd Tandia Hilliard Boone And Karen Fraser

Founded in 1946, the American Institutes of Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts research in the behavioral and social sciences and provides technical assistance domestically and internationally in the areas of education, health, and the workforce. AIR’s work is driven by its mission to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better and fairer world. AIR is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with offices throughout the United States and abroad. For more information visit