Penn LDI
June 8, 2021
In early 2020, LDI awarded 13 COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Grants that produced findings directly relevant to the pandemic and influenced health policy.
In the New England Journal of Medicine, Samuel Takvorian and Carmen Guerra recommend ways to leverage a new national policy that covers the routine costs of clinical trials for Medicaid beneficiaries.
In JAMA Health Forum, Aaron Schwartz and colleagues applied Medicare Advantage prior authorization rules to traditional Medicare services, revealing that 25% of Medicare Part B spending would require prior authorization.
In an analysis of state legislators’ social media posts about the opioid epidemic, Daniel Stokes, Anish Agarwal, and Zachary Meisel find significant differences in how Democrats and Republicans understand and react to persistently climbing rates of overdose deaths.
Ryan Greysen, Krisda Chaiyachati, Paula Chatterjee, and Margaret Lowenstein received this year’s Society of General Internal Medicine awards, and Joan Gluch was honored with a Public Service Award from the Pennsylvania Dental Association.
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Friday, June 11, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Achieving Global Vaccine Equity for COVID-19

A Virtual Conversation with Jennifer Kates, PhD, MPA, Priti Krishtel, JD, and David Robinson, PhD, moderated by Harsha Thirumurthy, PhD
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Joshua M. Liao, Risa J. Lavizzo-Mourey, Amol S. Navathe, June 2021. “A National Goal to Advance Health Equity Through Value-Based Payment.” JAMA. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.8562
Eugenia C. South, Kathleen Lee, Kehinde Oyekanmi, David. G. Buckler, Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Tyler Martin, Sara L. Kornfield, Sindhu Srinivas, June 2021. “Nurtured in Nature: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial to Increase Time in Greenspace among Urban-Dwelling Pregnant Women.Journal of Urban Health. doi: 10.1007/s11524-021-00544-z
Rinad S. Beidas, Alison M. Buttenheim, David S. Mandell, June 2021. “Transforming Mental Health Care Delivery Through Implementation Science and Behavioral Economics. JAMA Psychiatry. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.1120
Dave Grande, Xochitl Luna Marti, Raina Merchant, Nandita Mitra, Meghana Sharma, David Asch, Carolyn Cannuscio, May 2021. “Consumer Trust in Public and Private Organizations to Use Their Digital Data for COVID-19 Control.” Journal of Internal Medicine. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-06777-7
Peter G. Szilagyi, Sharon G. Humiston, Alisa J. Stephens-Shields, Russell Localio, Abigail Breck, Mary Kate Kelly, Margaret Wright, Robert W. Grundmeier, Christina Albertin, Laura P. Shone, Jennifer Steffes, Cynthia M. Rand, Chloe Hannan, Dianna E. Abney, Greta McFarland, Gerald F. Kominski, Brayan V. Seixas, Alexander G. Fiks, May 2021. Effect of Training Pediatric Clinicians in Human Papillomavirus Communication Strategies on Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Rates. JAMA Pediatrics. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.0766
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