Congratulations to our colleague Carla Keirns on receiving a multi-year research grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Her project looks at how end-of-care costs vary depending on where one lives. Drawing on her experience as a practicing palliative-care physician, sociologist, health services researcher, and historian, Dr. Keirns will use health utilization data, interviews, and community studies to make sense of individual choices and regional patterns that are fundamental to understanding how to empower patients, improve care and reduce costs. Carla joins a distinguished group of investigators doing pathbreaking research in healthy policy. You can read more about the award and the program here.