Dr. Tiffany Radcliff, has been named associate dean for research at the Texas A&M School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1. She was previously associate department head in the department of health policy and management at the school.
[Photo: Dr. Tiffany Radcliff]
Dr. Radcliff’s research focuses on systems of care for vulnerable populations such as rural residents, veterans and residents of long-term care. Trained in health services research and health economics, she often works within multi-disciplinary teams to identify mechanisms to improve patient care or quantify inefficiencies. She led a national study that documented perioperative care processes and outcomes for hip fractures treated in Veterans Affairs hospitals. This work identified patterns of care associated with increased risk of complications and mortality. She also co-led an evaluation of a seven-state pilot program to require criminal background checks for long-term care workers. Her recent work has focused on using existing administrative data to assess health system readiness, resiliency and recovery around disasters and other emergencies.
Over her career, Dr. Radcliff has been principal or co-principal investigator for 15 projects and a collaborative investigator for numerous others, with total research expenditures exceeding $20 million. Much of her funding reflects sequential peer-reviewed grants, sole-source contracts, or competitively awarded contracts to evaluate congressionally-mandated demonstration programs. She has published more than 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, reports and working papers. She frequently presents her research at local, state, national and international venues.