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AHRQ Residency Preceptors
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AHRQ support of the UPSTF


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AHRQ USPSTF Residency Rotation Preceptors

Qugen Ngo-MetzgerQuyen Ngo-Metzger, MD, MPH
Scientific Director

Prior to coming to AHRQ, Quyen was the Data Branch Chief in the Bureau of Primary Health Care at HRSA, where her work involved evaluating the clinical quality of care, access, and cost of care for over 20 million patients seen at approximately 8,500 federally-qualified community health centers. Prior to her work in government, Quyen was Associate Professor at the University of California, Irvine, and Senior Research Fellow in the Health Policy Research Institute. At the University of California, she received the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Clinician Investigator. Her research focused on health disparities and vulnerable populations. She conducted numerous studies on the quality and outcomes of medical care for low-income patients, racial/ethnic minorities, and individuals with language barriers. She was the Principal Investigator on several studies to prevent obesity and diabetes among minority populations. Other research interests include health disparities in depression screening and treatment in primary care. Dr. Ngo-Metzger received the American Cancer Society Cancer Control Career Development Award for Primary Care Physicians, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Award. Her work in behavioral health and primary care has been published in the Oxford Textbook of Community Mental Health and the Handbook of Asian American Health. She has published over 60 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association and the American Journal of Public Health. She also served as a Deputy Editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Professional areas of interest include General Internal Medicine; Prevention; Evidence-based Medicine; Vulnerable populations; Older adults; Diabetes; Depression; Cancer screening; Obesity.

Tracy Wolff

Tracy Wolff, MD, MPH
Associate Scientific Director

Tracy completed a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Maryland and Preventive Medicine residency at Johns Hopkins University, where she also served as a fellow in primary care research, received a Master of Public Health degree, and taught a graduate course on clinical preventive medicine as an adjunct professor.Tracy has been working with the USPSTF program at AHRQ for 10 years and currently oversees the day-to-day scientific work on all USPSTF topics and provides scientific support to the USPSTF on medthodological issues including advanced methods related to older adults and other important subpopulations.

Tina Fan, MD, MPH
Medical Officer

Tina joined AHRQ in August 2013 and is a board certified physician in Preventive Medicine. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and her Medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine (now Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai). After gaining clinical experience as an intern in Obstetrics in Gynecology, Tina participated in ovarian cancer research as a clinical research consultant for a start-up biotechnology company, and as an Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program Fellow. She then completed a residency in Preventive Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook University School of Medicine and received her Master in Public Health from Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. As a Preventive Medicine resident, Tina was a grantee of the American Cancer Society Physician Training Award in Preventive Medicine. She joined AHRQ after working at Suffolk County Department of Health services, first as Director of Communicable Diseases, and then as Director of Performance Improvement for their county-operated health centers. Professional areas of interest include maternal-child health, cancer screening and prevention, quality improvement, dissemination and implementation.

Elisabeth Uphoff Kato, MD, MPH
Medical Officer
Dr. Kato received her Bachelor of Arts in political science/Asian studies and a Master of Regional Planning from Cornell University. After working in relief and development in Asia, she returned to the US to complete a medical degree at the University of Maryland. Since then, she has pursued an interest in health technology assessment, first as Senior Medical Research Analyst with Hayes Inc., and currently as a Medical Officer at the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Iris Mabry-Hernandez, MD, MPH
Medical Officer

Iris joined AHRQ in 2004. She received a B.S. in chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana. Iris graduated from medical school at the University of Tennessee at Memphis Health Science Center, and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is a board certified pediatrician who completed a General Pediatrics fellowship at Johns Hopkins and a pediatric health services research fellowship at University of Michigan. She received her MPH from Johns Hopkins. Professional areas of interest include child health, prevention, evidence-based medicine, quality improvement.

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