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BALTIMORE, January 2007 — The American Urological Association (AUA) has announced that Heddy Hubbard, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN. has been named Associate Executive Director of Science & Quality. Dr. Hubbard joined the AUA as Director of Guidelines in December 2006.



In her new role, as a member of the Executive Team 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.


Dr. Hubbard brings to the position direct, extensive experience in areas of vital importance to the AUA's science and quality function. In addition to serving for more than five 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 (COER). In addition, she was the Agency's Senior Nurse Advisor and a lead on the Health and Human Services patient safety legislation. Dr. Hubbard has published in the areas of newborn screening, nursing education,  primary care, and health services research.


“We are excited to have Dr. Hubbard lead this newly formed focal area of the AUA’s operations” said AUA Executive Director Michael T. Sheppard, CPA, CAE. “I am confident that her clinical background, along with her research experience  in outcomes research, will be a huge benefit in moving these initiatives forward.” 


Dr. Hubbard holds a bachelors degree in nursing from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in public health from The Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in health services research from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS).


About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, and has more than 18,000 members throughout the world. The AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community as it  pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care through education, research and the formulation of health policy.

Wendy Waldsachs Isett, AUA