Richard C. Lindrooth, PhD receives University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Graduate School Dean’s Masters Mentoring AwardGraduate School May 31, 2019
Aurora, Colorado – Dr. Richard Lindrooth, Professor in the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy (HSMP) in the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz), Co-Director of the Health Services Research doctoral program and Director of the Health Services Research master's program, recently received the prestigious honor of the Dean's Masters Mentoring Award.
This award goes to faculty who demonstrate a commitment to providing students with a one-on-one, high-quality training experience; maintain high standards of scholarship; and possess personal attributes that make the faculty member an effective role model for other mentors. Faculty are nominated by the master's students whom they mentored for at least one semester and with a significant amount of one-on-one interaction.
As part of their training in the program, a student selects Dr. Lindrooth as a mentor and chooses a project topic, gathers the data, and conducts the analysis with Dr. Lindrooth’s guidance. Dr. Lindrooth shared that the rewarding part for him is really seeing the students become independent by the end of the project and making the analysis or the paper their own.
One of the nominators, Michael Flowers, MS, said, “I credit Dr. Lindrooth to a large portion of my success during my time in the program as he instilled a vast amount of knowledge, challenged me to think critically, and encouraged me to set realistic goals.”
Along with the appointments previously listed, Dr. Lindrooth teaches the graduate-level course Health Economics and Health Services Research Methods in the Colorado School of Public Health at CU Anschutz. Dr. Lindrooth earned his PhD in economics from the University of Washington and conducts research in the area of health economics. His goal is to improve value in healthcare by analyzing the impact of federal, state, or local policies on healthcare costs and outcomes.
Dr. Lindrooth shared, “I’m very grateful that the students nominated me and that I was selected for the award. [The students] do all the work, studying, doing the analysis and writing it up. I'm glad it was worthwhile.”
Dr. Lindrooth is the recipient of the 2019 Dean’s Masters Mentoring award. Previous award recipients are listed below.
2018: Marcelo Coca Perraillon, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health, Systems, Management & Policy, Colorado School of Public Health
2017: David Bekelman, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine
2017: Danielle Royer, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
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