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Dr. Hubbard named to AUA science and quality position

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Heddy Hubbard, PhD, MPH, RN, has been named associate executive director of science and quality at the AUA.

Heddy Hubbard, PhD, MPH, RN, has been named associate executive director of science and quality at the AUA.

Dr. Hubbard joined the AUA as director of guidelines in December 2006. In her new role, she will oversee the AUA’s clinical guidelines, data, and quality departments, including the development, dissemination, and implementation of clinical practice guidance; the development and testing of urology-specific performance measures; and the planning and implementing of data collection and analysis initiatives.

In addition to serving for more than 5 years leading the development of AUA guidelines, for more than 16 years Dr. Hubbard served as a lead clinician at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, where she held positions including acting director and deputy director of the Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research. In addition, she was the agency’s senior nurse adviser and a lead on the Health and Human Services patient safety legislation.

Dr. Hubbard earned a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and a PhD in health services research from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD.

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