Penn LDI
January 19, 2020
In a new study of post-acute care (PAC), Susan Keim, Mary Naylor, Kathryn Bowles, and colleagues find that while sicker patients received more intense levels of PAC services, patients with greater chronic illness were more likely to be rehospitalized within 30 days.
Rachel French, Nicole O’Donnell, and Utsha Khatri describe Penn Medicine’s “Warmline,” a referral mechanism for same-day access to medication for opioid use disorder.  
New research from Katherine Hicks-Courant and colleagues suggests that rural disparities in access to gynecologic cancer care may be improved by having doctors travel to their patients.
George Demiris, Therese Richmond, and Nancy Hodgson received a National Academy of Medicine Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge Catalyst Award for their work on Sense4Safety, an in-home monitoring system for socially vulnerable elders.
Our 2020 Year in Review looks back at the most defining moments of an unprecedented year for our community.
New Hastings Fellows Named
Jennifer Prah Ruger and Scott Halpern 
Virtual Events & Announcements
Friday, February 12, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Voting, Structural Racism, and Health Inequities

A Virtual Conversation with Nicole Austin-Hillery, JD, Daniel E. Dawes, JD, and Javier Rodríguez, PhD, moderated by Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, PhD
Co-sponsored by Bold Solutions.
Friday, February 26, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Research Seminar with Anne Sales, PhD, RN

“Intersecting Implementation Science and Economics: Applying Theory”
Co-hosted with the Penn Implementation Science Center (PISCE@LDI). Open to Penn affiliates with registration (Penn, CHOP, UPHS, PVAMC).
2021 Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program
Penn LDI’s Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) Program aims to increase minority representation in graduate schools in the fields of health economics, health policy, health care management, population health, and clinical epidemiology. See our Call for SUMR Faculty Mentors, and the SUMR program flyer. Faculty mentor research project abstracts are due March 1, 2021.
Missed one of our virtual seminars, or want to re-watch? Recordings are available on our website.
In the News
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What Matters to Patients and Their Families During and After Critical Illness: A Qualitative Study, American Journal of Critical Care, January 2021, Catherine L. Auriemma, Michael O. Harhay, Kimberley J. Haines, Frances K. Barg, Scott D. Halpern, Sarah M. Lyon

Rationing, Racism and Justice: Advancing the Debate Around ‘Colourblind’ COVID-19 Ventilator Allocation, Journal of Medical Ethics, January 2021, Harald Schmidt, Dorothy E. Roberts, Nwamaka D. Eneanya

A Survivor-Derived Approach to Addressing Trafficking in the Pediatric ED, Pediatrics, January 2021, Carmelle Wallace, Yvette Schein, Gina Carabelli, Heta Patel, Needhi Mehta, Nadia Dowshen, Nancy Kassam-Adams, Kenneth Ginsburg, Cynthia Mollen 

Patient Characteristics Associated With Telemedicine Access for Primary and Specialty Ambulatory Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic, JAMA Network Open, December 2020, Lauren A. Eberly, Michael J. Kallan, Howard M. Julien, Norrisa Haynes, Sameed Ahmed M. Khatana, Ashwin S. Nathan, Christopher Snider, Neel P. Chokshi, Nwamaka D. Eneanya, Samuel U. Takvorian, Rebecca Anastos-Wallen, Krisda Chaiyachati, Marietta Ambrose, Rupal O’Quinn, Matthew Seigerman, Lee R. Goldberg, Damien Leri, Katherine Choi, Yevginiy Gitelman, Daniel M. Kolansky, Thomas P. Cappola, Victor A. Ferrari, C. William Hanson, Mary Elizabeth Deleener, Srinath Adusumalli

Essential but Undefined — Reimagining How Policymakers Identify Safety-Net Hospitals, New England Journal of Medicine, December 2020, Paula Chatterjee, Benjamin D. Sommers, Karen E. Joynt Maddox
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