PhD Career Connections: Health Outcomes Research
Join us as Elizabeth Rula, PhD, discusses her role as a Health Outcomes Researcher at January’s PhD Career Connections seminar.
Friday, January 16, 2015
9:15-10:15am **NOTE ADJUSTED TIME
Light Hall 208
Elizabeth Rula, Ph.D., is an Executive Director and Principal Investigator at the Healthways Center for Health Research. In this role, she leads a team of interdisciplinary researchers in studies that evaluate the effectiveness of Healthways programs aimed at improving population well-being to reduce health care costs and improve productivity. Additionally, Dr. Rula leads collaborative research with outside academic experts and key strategic partners to advance Healthways’ capability to improve well-being and to understand the impact of this improvement.
During her tenure at Healthways, Dr. Rula has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, white papers and reports that demonstrate the impact of Healthways existing programs, test innovative new strategies, and evaluate the importance of individual and community well-being on health care costs and productivity. Her work has been featured in the media including the Wall Street Journal and CBS News and she presents regularly at national forums to advance corporate and policy initiatives around health and well-being improvement.
Prior to her work at Healthways, Dr. Rula earned her doctorate from Vanderbilt University in the field of Pharmacology and researched novel molecular modifications and their impact on neural signaling.