Center for Health Policy Team

  • Patricia W. Stone, PhD, RN, FAAN, CIC

    • Director


Advisory Board Members

  • Heidi L. Allen, PhD, MSW
    Associate Professor, Columbia School of Social Work
  • Darlene J. Curley, MS, RN, FAAN
    Advisor | Policy & Philanthropy; Adjunct, Columbia Nursing
  • Reva Feinstein, MPA
    Associate Dean, Development and Alumni Relations, Columbia School of Nursing
  • Stephen Ferrara, RN, DNP, FNP-BC
    Assistant Professor and Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs, Columbia School of Nursing
  • Ross Frommer, JD
    Vice President for Government and Community Affairs and Associate Dean, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Miriam Laugesen, PhD
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health
  • Jacqueline Merrill, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, FACMI
    Professor and Director, Laboratory for Informatics, Complexity and Organizational Study, Columbia School of Nursing

Current Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Eunjoo An, PhD, RN

    Eunjoo An, PhD, RN is a postdoctoral research fellow under the mentorship of Elizabeth Corwin, PhD who is researching ways to improve health behaviors in adults with HTN utilizing non-pharmacological methods such as mindfulness practice.

  • Leah Estrada, BSN, MA, RN, CPN

    Leah Estrada, BSN, MA, RN, CPN, has experience in pediatric intensive care. Her research interest is palliative care health disparities in older adults.

  • Mint Kueakomoldej, BSN, RN

    Mint Kueakomoldej, BSN, RN, has previous experience in critical care and HIV/AIDS. Her research interest includes health care workforce and health policy.

  • Komal P. Murali, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC

    Komal P. Murali, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC is postdoctoral research fellow under the mentorship of Patricia W. Stone and May Hua. Murali's research focuses on identifying the palliative care needs of seriously ill older adults with MCC, exploring the symptom burden and quality of life of seriously ill older adults and their caregivers, and developing effective, goal-concordant, high quality, serious illness care for this population across health care settings. 

  • Amelia Schlak, PhD, RN

    Amelia Schlak, PhD, RN completed her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research. Her research interests lie at the intersection of policy, organizational design, workforce well-being, and patient outcomes. As a nursing outcomes researcher, she is focused on the contribution of nursing to improving patient outcomes that are of national policy interest and particularly those related to health care delivery reform.