Dr. Starfield’s most recent research has focused on determinants of health and equity in health and effectiveness of health services. She has also conducted assessments of population health, primary and specialty care and their interrelationships, the length of care and its effects and coordination of care.
The Baxter International Foundation Prize was established to recognize worldwide contributions to the improved health of the public through innovative health services research and the contributions to the public, academic and professional stature of health services research. It was also created to stimulate the recognition and adoption of the significant contribution of health services research to improved health services delivery.
The Prize is administered by the AUPHA and funded by The Baxter International Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of Baxter International. It is awarded at the AUPHA Annual Meeting, which will be held in San Diego, Calif., June 3-6, 2004. - - Kenna L. Brigham