Penn LDI
JUNE 2021
Penn LDI is pleased to announce the award of four pilot grants to evaluate programs to augment Philadelphia's response to the HIV epidemic, in partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health AIDS Activities Coordinating Office and the Penn Center for AIDS Research.
An analysis of state legislators’ social media posts about the opioid epidemic by Daniel Stokes, Anish Agarwal, and Zachary Meisel found significant differences in how Democrats and Republicans understand and react to persistently climbing rates of overdose deaths.
Samuel Takvorian and Carmen Guerra recommend ways to leverage a new national policy that covers the routine costs of clinical trials for Medicaid beneficiaries.
In the final edition of our COVID Vaccine Equity Research Dialogues (CoVEReD), Helene Gayle, Co-Chair of the National Academy of Science's Committee on Equitable Allocation of Vaccine for the Novel Coronavirus, discusses the U.S.’s progress toward vaccine equity, and the work that remains ahead.
In early 2020, Penn LDI awarded 13 COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Grants that produced findings directly relevant to the pandemic and influenced health policy.
Virtual Events
Friday, September 17, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Drug Pricing: Policy and Politics
A Virtual Conversation with Craig Garthwaite, PhD, MPP, Rachel Sachs, JD, MPH, and Mariana Socal, MD, PhD
Supported by the Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture Fund. 

SEMINAR RECAP: Racial Justice in National Drug Policy

With Michael Botticelli, MEd, Kasandra Frederique, MSW, Helena Hansen, MD, PhD, and Eugenia C. South, MD, MSHP

SEMINAR RECAP: Achieving Global Vaccine Equity for COVID-19

With Tahir Amin, LLB, Dip. LP, Jennifer Kates, PhD, MPA, David Robinson, PhD, and Harsha Thirumurthy, PhD
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David A. Asch, Md Nazmul Islam, Natalie E. Sheils, Yong Chen, Jalpa A. Doshi, John Buresh, Rachel M. Werner, June 2021. “Patient and Hospital Factors Associated with Differences in Mortality Rates Among Black and White U.S. Medicare Beneficiaries Hospitalized With COVID-19 Infection.” JAMA Network Open; 4(6):2112842. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.12842

Eugenia C. South, Kathleen Lee, Kehinde Oyekanmi, David. G. Buckler, Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Tyler Martin, Sara L. Kornfield, Sindhu Srinivas, June 2021. “Nurtured in Nature: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial to Increase Time in Greenspace among Urban-Dwelling Pregnant Women.” Journal of Urban Health. doi: 10.1007/s11524-021-00544-z

Tori N. Sutherland, Hannah Wunsch, Ruxandra Pinto, Craig Newcomb, Colleen Brensinger, Lakisha Gaskins, Brian T. Bateman, Mark D. Neuman, June 2021.
“Association of the 2016 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Opioid Prescribing Guideline with Changes in Opioid  Dispensing After Surgery.” 
JAMA Network Open; 4(6):2111182. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.11826
 
Laura Sinko, Yuan He, Rachel Kishton, Robin Ortiz, Larel Jacobs, Michelle Fingerman, June 2021. “The Stay at Home Order is Causing Things to Get Heated Up: Family Conflict Dynamics During COVID-19 from the Perspectives of Youth Calling a National Abuse Hotline. Journal of Family Violence; 1-10. doi: 10.1007/s10896-021-00290-5
 
Anita L. Allen, June 2021. “HIPAA at 25  A Work in Progress. New England Journal of Medicine; 384:2169-2174. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp2100900
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