AFRICAN AMERICAN HEALTH MATTERS: Healthcare Quality & Research

Dr. Francis Chesley, Jr. introduces us to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (5:55)

Dr. Chesley is the Acting Deputy Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Director, Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations (OEREP) and Director, Offices of Minority and Women’s Health

Francis D. Chesley, M.D., provides leadership in the development of health services research training, career development, and institutional infrastructure programs; is the AHRQ Research Integrity Liaison Officer; coordinates the AHRQ Institutional Review Board and Research Data and Safety Monitoring activities; directs the Agency’s research grant application peer review program; manages and conducts health services research on priority populations and health disparities; serves as the AHRQ Regulatory Policy Officer; and is responsible for the development and implementation of Agency extramural research policies and procedures.

Dr. Chesley received a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgetown University and his M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed post-graduate residency training in Internal Medicine at the Georgetown University Medical Center, including serving as Chief Medical Resident, and completed a General Internal Medicine Clinical Fellowship in the Department of Medicine at the Georgetown University Medical Center.

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