MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Faith M. Knabe (Faith K. Goldschmidt) MA, MPH, is recognized by Continental Who's Who with the 2015-2016 Lifetime Achievement award as a result of fifty years of excellence in the field of Healthcare. Faith's areas of concentration are varied and include Public Health; Research; Information Analysis; Report Writing; Grant Writing and Monitoring; Project Management; Education and Training; Database Creation, Management, and Data Security; Institutional Review Board Participation and Chairing; Healthcare Systems; Quality of Care; Cost of Care and Treatment Pattern Analysis; Community Health; Health Needs Interviews; and Community Coalition Building; as well as Online Education, and the clinical microbiology research areas of wound care and burn care. Now retired, Faith most recently was a Research Scientist and Manager of Data Evaluation with the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH), Division of HIV, STD and TB Services (DHSTS), HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Unit. She spent almost twenty-five years with the State of New Jersey, first in the Division of Health Planning and Resources Development (HPRD), and then in DHSTS. Faith was a member and Chair of the Department's Institutional Review Board (IRB) which oversees all research on human subjects for almost ten years. She also spent four years at New Jersey Medical School as a Research Scientist, Coordinator of Research projects, and liaison with University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's IRB. While in HPRD, Faith was one of the creators, implementers and administrators of New Jersey's Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) system of hospital payment which was adopted by Medicare in 1983 as the basis for its Prospective Payment System (PPS). As a Unit Director, Faith coordinated and managed the tasks of 5 teams (30 staff) which ran New Jersey's DRG System (Clinical and Quality of Care, Development, Certificate of Need, Financial Feasibility and Audit, and Data Teams). Considered an expert on the DRG system, Ms. Knabe presented testimony on the System to numerous federal and state committees, and gave many lectures on various aspects of the DRG system. The PPS and various adaptations of it still exist as the federal method of payment for hospitals, federally qualified health centers, home health agencies, etc. In the Division of HIV, STD and TB Services, Faith oversaw the collection, management and analysis of data from agencies funded by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Ryan White CARE Act and by the State and oversaw report creation for HRSA, the State, and other requestors. She was the Chairperson of the Data Group charged with linking Division and external databases to determine trends and outcomes in the HIV epidemic, and efficiency and efficacy of care and treatment.