Published On: March 19th, 2024


Published On: March 19th, 2024


Arbor Research is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Steve Hines, PhD as a Senior Research Scientist focusing on health services research and strategic partnerships. Dr. Hines brings a wealth of experience and expertise, having most recently led learning community activities for the AHRQ-funded TAKEheart project while his work updating AHRQ’s TeamSTEPPS training curriculum was recently featured on AHRQ’s Patient Safety Network.

With over 25 years of experience in health services research, Dr. Hines’s expertise spans health care implementation, research, technical assistance, and quality improvement. Dr. Hines holds a PhD in Communication from Purdue University, providing him a perspective that will complement those of Arbor Research staff in other fields.

Dr. Hines has a proven track record of securing funding and providing strategic guidance or critical health care initiatives that leverage strategic partnerships with stakeholders including health care providers, universities, professional associations, quality improvement organizations, health care information technology vendors, and advocacy groups.


“We are delighted to welcome Steve to the Arbor Research family,” said Jeffrey Pearson, Health Policy and Practice Program Director. “His wealth of experience and leadership in health services research will undoubtedly bolster our efforts to drive meaningful impact in health care initiatives. We look forward to his contributions to our team.”


“I am thrilled to join Arbor Research and contribute to its important work,” said Dr. Hines. “I am particularly excited about the opportunity to bring new projects to Arbor Research that expand its organizational impact and help improve the health system we all depend on.”


Dr. Hines’s proximity to Arbor Research’s new office in Northern Virginia will facilitate seamless collaboration with clients and partners in the Washington, DC-Baltimore metropolitan area.

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