Penn LDI
May 12, 2021
In the keynote conversation of Penn LDI’s recent virtual conference, “The Promise of Health Reform and a Public Option in the Biden Administration," Tom Daschle and Ezekiel Emanuel discussed potential coverage expansions that could be achieved within the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and other existing programs.
In Health Affairs, Rachel M. Werner and Norma Coe find that staffing levels in nursing homes did not decrease during the pandemic, despite widespread reports of shortages.
In this year’s Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture, Stacie Dusetzina of Vanderbilt University and Dan Gorenstein discussed the pharmaceutical industry's success with COVID-19 vaccines and how it might affect the federal government's push to reduce overall drug prices.
The inaugural cohort of LDI Fellows completed the year-long Amplify@LDI program, gaining skills in translating and disseminating their research and working with media and policymakers.
Our recent virtual seminar focused on trends, challenges, and possibilities in the Food-as-Medicine movement, with experts Sarah Downer, Benjamin Perkins, Hilary Seligman, and moderator Christina Roberto.
COVID Vaccine Equity Research Dialogues (CoVEReD)
Rebecca Weintraub of Harvard Medical School joins hosts Alison Buttenheim and Harald Schmidt to discuss barriers to COVID vaccination for certain marginalized groups, in our latest COVID Vaccine Equity Research Dialogues (CoVEReD).
Virtual Events
Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Health CHIBE/LDI Health Policy Work-In-Progress Research Seminar Series: Michael Barnett, MD, MS

Political Partisanship and Physician Prescribing of Proposed COVID-19 Treatments in 2020
Co-sponsored by the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) and Penn LDI.
Friday, May 14, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Health Care After the Pandemic: What Will Change?

Penn Alumni Weekend Panel with Kathryn Bowles, PhD, RN, Krisda Chaiyachati, MD, MPH, Carladenise Edwards, PhD, Christian Terwiesch, PhD, and Rachel M. Werner, MD, PhD
Open to the public with registration. Co-sponsored by Penn LDI, Penn Alumni Relations, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn Nursing, and The Wharton School.
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Robin Ortiz, Rachel Kishton, Laura Sinko, Michelle Fingerman, Diane Moreland, Joanne Wood, Atheendar Venkataramani, May 2021. “Assessing Child Abuse Hotline Inquiries in the Wake of COVID-19.” JAMA Pediatrics. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.0525
Karen Lasater, Linda Aiken, Douglas Sloane, Rachel French, Colleen Anusiewicz, Brendan Martin, Kyrani Reneau, Maryann Alexander, Matthew McHugh, May 2021. “Is Hospital Nurse Staffing Legislation in the Public’s Interest?" An Observational Study in New York State.” Medical Care. 59(5): 444-450. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001519
Katherine L. Milkman, Mitesh S. Patel, Linnea Gandhi,  Heather N. Graci, Dena M. Gromet, Hung Ho, Joseph S. Kay, Timothy W. Lee, Modupe Akinola,  John Beshears,  Jonathan E. Bogard, Alison Buttenheim, Christopher F. Chabris,  Gretchen B. Chapman,  James J. Choi,  Hengchen Dai, Craig R. Fox, Amir Goren, Matthew D. Hilchey,  Jillian Hmurovic, Leslie K. John,  Dean Karlan, Melanie Kim, David Laibson, Cait Lamberton, Brigitte C. Madrian,  Michelle N. Meyer, Maria Modanu, Jimin Nam, Todd Rogers, Renante Rondina, Silvia Saccardo, Maheen Shermohammed,  Dilip Soman,  Jehan Sparks, Caleb Warren, Megan Weber,  Ron Berman,  Chalanda N. Evans,  Christopher K. Snider,  Eli Tsukayama,  Christophe Van den Bulte, Kevin G. Volpp, and Angela L. Duckworth, May 2021. “A Megastudy of Text-Based Nudges Encouraging Patients to Get Vaccinated at an Upcoming Doctor’s Appointment." PNAS; 118(20). doi: 10.1073/pnas.2101165118
Polina Krass, Evan Dalton, Stephanie K. Doupnik, Jeremy Esposito, April 2021. “US Pediatric Emergency Department Visits for Mental Health Conditions During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” JAMA Network Open; 4(4). doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.8533
Sharath Chandra Guntuku, Jonathan Purtle, Zachary Meisel, Raina Merchant, Anish Agarwal, April  2021. "Partisan Differences in Twitter Language Among United States Legislators During COVID-19: A Cross-Sectional Survery." Journal of Medical Internet Research. doi: 10.2196/27300
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