Penn LDI
March 16, 2021
Neil Ray, Ari Friedman, and Guy David discuss their recent findings that non-respiratory emergency department visits dropped by 39% in Louisiana at the start of the pandemic.
Penn LDI’s recent virtual seminar, co-sponsored with CHOP PolicyLab, focused on the challenges involved in addressing social needs through the health care system.
Funded by an LDI Pilot Grant, a study by Joseph Nwadiuko shows that anti-immigrant rhetoric led to declines in primary care visits for undocumented persons.
In Pediatrics, Zuleyha Cidav and David Mandell found that a pictorial screening tool can accurately identify Autism Spectrum Disorder risk among young children from families with low English literacy.
In the second edition of LDI's new series, CoVEReD, Ruqaiijah Yearby of Saint Louis University joins Alison Buttenheim and Harald Schmidt to discuss vaccine choice and hesitancy.
COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants
In May 2020, Penn LDI awarded 13 COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Grants, designed to produce policy insights directly relevant to the pandemic and its broad range of health effects. Learn about two of the funded projects below.
Estimating Intervention Effectiveness with Censored Testing
Health and Economic Outcomes Among Low-Income Households in India During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Virtual Events
Friday, March 19, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Prospects for Reform of Individual Health Insurance and the ACA’s Exchanges

Virtual Conversation with James C. Capretta, MA, Jonathan Gruber, PhD, and Katie Keith, JD, MPH, moderated by Allison K. Hoffman, JD
Co-sponsored by University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, Penn LDI, and the Princeton University Center for Health & Wellbeing, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Friday, March 26, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Samuel P. Martin, III, MD Memorial Lecture with Utibe R. Essien, MD, MPH

In Pursuit of Equity: Race, Novel Drugs, and Health in the U.S.
Open to Penn affiliates with registration (Penn, CHOP, UPHS, PVAMC). Co-sponsored by Penn LDI, Division of General Internal Medicine, National Clinician Scholars Program, and Penn Master of Science in Health Policy Research Program.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance Among an Online Sample of Sexual and Gender Minority Men and Transgender Women, Vaccines, March 2021, Daniel Teixeira da Silva, Katie Biello, Willey Y. Lin, Pablo K. Valente, Kenneth H. Mayer, Lisa Hightow-Weidman, José A. Bauermeister

Healthy People 2030: Moving Toward Equitable Health and Well-Being in the United States, EClinicalMedicine, March 2021, Nicolaas P. Pronk, Dushanka V. Kleinman, Therese S. Richmond

Academic Careers and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Reversing the Tide, Science Translational Medicine, March 2021, Rotonya M. Carr, Meghan B. Lane-Fall, Eugenia South, Donita Brady, Florence Momplaisir, Carmen E. Guerra, Diana Montoya-Williams, George Dalembert, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, Roy Hamilton

Addressing Common Challenges in the Implementation of Collaborative Care for Mental Health: The Penn Integrated Care Program, Annals of Family Medicine, March 2021, Courtney Benjamin Wolk, Briana S. Last, Cecilia Livesey, Maria A. Oquendo, Matthew J. Press, David S. Mandell, Erin Ingram, Anne C. Futterer, Grace P. Kinkler, David W. Oslin

Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Management of Incident Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation, JAMA Network Open, February 2021, Lauren A. Eberly, Lohit Garg, Lin Yang, Timothy M. Markman, Ashwin S. Nathan, Nwamaka D. Eneanya, Sanjay Dixit, Francis E. Marchlinski, Peter W. Groeneveld, David S. Frankel
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