SEPTEMBER 2020
Penn LDI is proud to partner with a new initiative at Penn, “Bold Solutions: Dismantle Racism. Advance Health.” aimed at fighting institutional, structural, and interpersonal racism from within health care.  
Recent studies from Courtney Schreiber and colleagues point to the clinical and cost effectiveness of mifepristone for the medical management of first trimester miscarriage, and call into question restrictive FDA regulations on access to the drug.  
In BMJ Open, Benjamin Ukert and M. Kit Delgado find that more than 70% of patients receive an opioid prescription after knee arthroscopy, for an average of 40 tablets.
Tatiane Santos describes the collaboration between the Colorado School of Public Health and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, which became a foundation for the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Supported by LDI COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants, LDI Fellows are leading projects that address urgent questions related to population health, health care delivery, and health policy during the pandemic.
LDI Virtual Events
Friday, September 25, 2020 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Prospects for Health Care Reform: Pandemics, Politics, and Public Opinion

A Virtual Conversation with Daniel Dawes, JD, Erika Franklin Fowler, PhD, Andy Slavitt, MBA, and Rodney Whitlock, PhD, moderated by Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD


Friday, October 16, 2020 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Recognizing and Addressing the Effects of Structural Racism on Health

A Virtual Conversation with Courtney Boen, PhD, MPH, Sara Jacoby, PhD, MPH, MSN, Jamila Michener, PhD, and John Rich, MD, MPH, moderated by Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, PhD


Friday, October 23, 2020 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET

The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Health Care Providers

A Virtual Conversation with Carmela Castellano-Garcia, JD, Rebekah Gee, MD, MPH, MS, Kevin Mahoney, MBA, DBA, and Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, moderated by Rachel Werner, MD, PhD


Friday, November 6, 2020 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET

Post-Election Panel: What’s Next for Health Care Reform?

A Virtual Conversation with Allison Hoffman, JD, Daniel Hopkins, PhD, and Mark Pauly, PhD, moderated by David Grande, MD, MPA

In the News: LDI Fellows on COVID-19
As Nursing Goes, So Goes Public Health
Antonia Villarruel and Claire Fagin, The Hill

Where Is America’s Groundbreaking Covid-19 Research?
Ezekiel Emanuel, New York Times

Revise COVID-19 Relief-Fund Decisions to Target Disparities
Joshua Liao and Amol Navathe, Seattle Times 

The Old Rules Were Dumb Anyway
Linda Aiken, NPR 

Returning More Kids to School is Going to Require a Bolder Plan
David Rubin and Meredith Matone, Washington Post

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An Ethical Framework for Global Vaccine Allocation, Science, September 2020, Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Govind Persad, Adam Kern, Allen Buchanan, Cécile Fabre, Daniel Halliday, Joseph Heath, Lisa Herzog, R. J. Leland, Ephrem T. Lemango, Florencia Luna, Matthew S. McCoy, Ole F. Norheim, Trygve Ottersen, G. Owen Schaefer, Kok-Chor Tan, Christopher Heath Wellman, Jonathan Wolff, Henry S. Richardson

Assessment of Receipt of the First Home Health Care Visit After Hospital Discharge Among Older Adults, JAMA Network Open, September 2020, Jun Li, Mingyu Qi, Rachel M. Werner

Economic Influences on Population Health in the United States: Toward Policymaking Driven by Data and Evidence, PLoS Medicine, September 2020, Atheendar S. Venkataramani, Rourke O'Brien, Gregory L. Whitehorn, Alexander C. Tsai

SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Acceptance: We May Need to Choose Our Battles, Annals of Internal Medicine, September 2020, Alison M. Buttenheim

Prevalence of Third-Party Tracking on COVID-19–Related Web Pages, JAMA, September 2020, Matthew S. McCoy, Timothy Libert, David Buckler, David T. Grande, Ari B. Friedman 
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RESEARCH & POLICY

Key Themes
       - Aging

       - Vulnerable Populations
       - Access and Coverage
       - Opioid Epidemic

WHO WE ARE

As Penn’s hub for health services research, health policy, and health economics, Penn LDI catalyzes and facilitates research collaborations and educational programs to expand knowledge and shape policy for a more effective health system. 
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