Penn LDI
May 25, 2021
Our recent virtual conference explored promising approaches to health insurance reform and ways to overcome ideological and political divides. Visit the conference website for recordings of the keynote conversation with Tom Daschle and Ezekiel Emanuel and the panel discussions; a special Tradeoffs conference podcast episode on how to make employer-sponsored insurance work better for more Americans; and more.
Research from Morgan Hoke and Courtney Boen reveals that evictions have long-term, detrimental effects on young adults’ mental and self-reported health, with low-income communities and people of color facing the greatest risks.
In JAMA Network Open, David Grande and colleagues find that most U.S. consumers do not want their digital data used for public health purposes, even during a pandemic.
Penn’s annual Alumni Weekend featured an expert panel moderated by Rachel M. Werner to discuss how telehealth, digital health, and home health care can thrive after the pandemic.
Angela Shen and colleagues call for greater long-term investment in vaccine delivery strategies to reach vulnerable populations who are struggling with COVID-19 vaccination barriers.
Virtual Event
Friday, June 4, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Racial Justice in National Drug Policy

A Virtual Conversation with Michael Botticelli, MEd, Kassandra Frederique, MSW, and Helena Hansen, MD, PhD, moderated by Eugenia C. South, MD, MSHP
Co-hosted with Bold Solutions, a University of Pennsylvania initiative aimed at addressing the effects of interpersonal, structural, and institutional racism on health; and co-sponsored by Urban Health Lab.
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Matthew D. McHugh, Linda H. Aiken, Douglas M. Sloane, Carol Windsor, Clint Douglas, Patsy Yates, May 2021. “Effects of Nurse-to-Patient Ratio Legislation on Nurse Staffing and Patient Mortality, Readmissions, and Length of Stay: A Prospective Study in a Panel of Hospitals.” The Lancet. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(21)00768-6
Katherine F. Michel, Aleigha Spaulding, Ahmedin Jemal, K. Robin Yabroff, Daniel J. Lee, Xuesong Han, May 2021. “Associations of Medicaid Expansion with Insurance Coverage, Stage at Diagnosis, and Treatment Among Patients with Genitourinary Malignant Neoplasms.” JAMA Network Open. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.7051
Harald Schmidt, Rebecca Weintraub, Michelle A. Williams, Kate Miller, Alison Buttenheim, Emily Sadecki, Helen Wu, Aditi Doiphode, Neha Nagpal, Lawrence O. Gostin, Angela A. Shen, May 2021. “Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccines in the United States. Nature Medicine. doi: 10.1038/s41591-021-01379-6
Tyler M. Myroniuk, Hans-Peter Kohler, Iliana Kohler, May 2021. “Marital Dissolutions and Changes in Mental Health: Evidence from Rural Malawi.” Demographic Research. doi: 10.4054/DemRes.2021.44.41
Sameed Ahmed M. Khatana, Thomas C. Hanff, Ashwin S. Nathan, Elias J. Dayoub, E. Wilson Grandin, J. Eduardo Rame, Alexander C. Fanaroff, Jay Giri, Peter W. Groeneveld, May 2021. Association of Health Insurance Payer Type and Outcomes After Durable Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: An Analysis of the STS-INTERMACS Registry. Circulation: Heart Failure. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.120.008277
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