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Priscilla NOVAK

Priscilla Novak
Office(s): Division of Behavioral and Social Research (DBSR)
Phone Number: 301-496-3136
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Priscilla Novak manages a health services research portfolio within the Division of Behavioral and Social Research, Population and Social Processes Branch.

Dr. Novak’s Federal career began at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, where she worked on a variety of health systems’ topics including health IT, dissemination of Patient Centered Outcomes Research findings in women’s health, and teamwork training (TeamSTEPPS). In 2020 she led the award of the ‘Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Markets’ (ACTION 4) contract to enable field-based health services research.  Her career includes roles at the National Cancer Institute, Office of Personnel Management, Leading Age, the Association of America Medical Colleges, Dell (contract with HHS’ Office on Women’s Health) and the Peace Corps in Bolivia. Her published research covers a range of topics including racial and ethnic health disparities, local health departments, and substance use and mental health.

Dr. Novak received her PhD in Health Services from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Public Health from George Mason University.

Research Interests/Portfolio

  • Health economics
  • Value-based care
  • Health care organizational behavior

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