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Barbara G. Vickrey, M.D., M.P.H., is professor and vice chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she directs the Health Services Research Program in Neurology. She is also associate director for research at the Greater Los Angeles VA Parkinson Disease Center and an affiliated investigator at the RAND Corporation. Dr. Vickrey's research focuses on translating clinical research findings into everyday medical practice and improved patient health outcomes. She led a multi-site clinical trial that demonstrated better patient and caregiver outcomes from new approaches in dementia care delivery. Her research has led to enhanced clinical trials for epilepsy and multiple sclerosis and has contributed evidence that stroke teams in community hospitals can reduce mortality. Currently, Dr. Vickrey leads an American Heart Association Outcomes Research Center investigating methods to address racial and ethnic disparities in stroke. She received her M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine, her M.P.H. from UCLA School of Public Health. In 1998, she received the Alice S. Hersh Young Investigator Award from AcademyHealth. Dr. Vickrey is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association.
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