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Henry Ford Health System Henry Ford Health System
Henry Ford Health System's mission is to improve human life through excellence in the science and art of health care and healing. This mission is strongly supported and enhanced by the dedicated staff pursuing scientific activities. Much of Henry Ford Hospital research is translational in nature - from bench to bedside. Our health care research focuses on disease screening, prevention and management, health outcomes, disparities in care, and health economics. Henry Ford researchers collaborate with members of the Henry Ford Medical Group as well as researchers in other states to enhance the quality of health care nationally.


Dr. David Nerenz Dr. David Nerenz is the lead co-investigator for the BOLD Project at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Nerenz received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Wisconsin in 1979. Most of Dr. Nerenz's current work is focused on the issue of racial and ethnic disparities in quality of care, and on the ways in which health care organizations can reduce or eliminate disparities. He is also Director of Outcomes Research for the Neuroscience Institute at Henry Ford. In this role, he is responsible for fostering clinical research in several specific clinical areas (e.g., spine surgery), and supporting translational research of novel approaches to treatment developed by HFHS bench researchers.


The BOLD Project is supported by grant number 1R01HS019222-01 from the
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)