August 18, 2020
Penn Medicine has received a $4.9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to explore how implementation science and behavioral economics can increase the uptake of evidence-based cancer care. Rinad Beidas and Justin Bekelman will lead the five-year effort.  
In Health Affairs, Genevieve Kanter and Peter Groeneveld analyze the distribution of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds in the U.S., finding that low-income areas have fewer ICU beds than high-income areas, with a large rural-urban divide. 
Virtually no regulatory structures in the U.S. protect health privacy in the context of the digital health footprint, according to a new analysis in JAMA Network Open by David Grande, Raina Merchant, David Asch, Carolyn Cannuscio, and colleagues. 
LDI Virtual Events
Wednesday, September 9, 2020  | 4:00–5:30 pm ET
LDI Virtual Fall Kickoff | Event for LDI Fellows

Please join us as we welcome new LDI Senior Fellows, who will introduce themselves to us via short videos. To register, please contact Tali Ruskin at
Friday, September 25, 2020  | 12:00–1:00 pm ET
VIRTUAL SEMINAR: Prospects for Health Care Reform: Pandemics, Politics, and Public Opinion

A Conversation with Daniel Dawes, JD, Erika Franklin Fowler, PhD, Andy Slavitt, MBA, and Rodney Whitlock, PhD, moderated by Ezekiel Emanuel, PhD, MD, MSc
Friday, October 23, 2020  | 12:00–1:00 pm ET
VIRTUAL SEMINAR: The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Health Care Providers

A Conversation with Carmela Castellano-Garcia, JD, Rebekah Gee, MD, MPH, MS, Kevin Mahoney, MBA, DBA, and Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM
Friday, November 20, 2020 | Virtual Conference
Expanding Scope of Practice After COVID-19

Co-presented with Penn Nursing, with support from Penn Dental and Penn Law

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Informal And Formal Home Care For Older Adults With Disabilities Increased, 2004-16, Health Affairs, August 2020, Courtney H. Van Houtven, R. Tamara Konetzka, Elizabeth Taggert, Norma B. Coe 

Intersectionality And Health Inequities For Gender Minority Blacks In The U.S., American Journal of Preventive Medicine, August 2020, Elle Lett, Nadia L. Dowshen, Kellan E. Baker

Wide Variation in The Percentage Of Donation After Circulatory Death Donors Across Donor Service Areas: A Potential Target For Improvement, Transplantation, August 2020, Elizabeth M. Sonnenberg, Jesse Y. Hsu, Peter P. Reese, David S. Goldberg, Peter L. Abt

"I Don't Have Time to Sit and Talk with Them": Hospitalists' Perspectives on Palliative Care Consultation for Patients with Dementia, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, August 2020, Katherine R. Courtright, Trishya L. Srinivasan, Vanessa L. Madden, Jason Karlawish, Stephanie Szymanski, Sarah H. Hill, Scott D. Halpern, Mary Ersek

Implementing Couple's Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing and Counseling in the Antenatal Care Setting, Obstetrics and Gynecology, August 2020, Florence Momplaisir, Emily Finley, Sandra Wolf, Erika Aaron, Itoro Inoyo, David Bennett, Sara Seyedroudbari, Allison Groves 
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Key Themes
       - Aging

       - Vulnerable Populations
       - Access and Coverage
       - Opioid Epidemic


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