Penn LDI
February 16, 2021
Kaliya Greenidge, Michelle Munyikwa, and Jaya Aysola reflect on what they learned when researching misrepresentations of race in U.S. medical school curricula.

Sara Jacoby and Elinore Kaufman identify tradeoffs of Philadelphia police’s “scoop and run” emergency medical transport and consider its health equity implications.
The 7th Annual Penn Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Equity Symposium featured keynote speaker Dorothy Roberts, Dean Larry Jameson, and LDI Senior Fellows Eve Higginbotham and Kevin Mahoney. They detailed a new institution-wide program to eliminate structural racism.  
In JAMA, Sameed Khatana and colleagues found that after the Great Recession, the uneven economic recovery in different parts of the country was linked to differing death rates from heart disease and stroke among middle-aged Americans.
Rachel Werner explores inequities in telemedicine in the podcast’s Research Corner. Recent episodes of Tradeoffs highlight an emergency physician who describes lessons learned during the coronavirus pandemic, and dig into small initiatives that could save the U.S. health system $340 billion.
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 unfolding pandemic and its broad range of health effects. Learn about the funded projects and resulting products on our dedicated grant page.
Virtual Events & Announcements
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).
Friday, March 5, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Addressing Social Needs to Improve Health

A Virtual Conversation with Jorge Delva, PhD, MSW, Caroline Fichtenberg, PhD, and Kathleen Noonan, JD, moderated by Rachel Werner, MD, PhD
Co-sponsored by PolicyLab at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
2021 Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program
For the 22nd year, Penn LDI is sponsoring the Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) Program, a summer internship that aims to increase minority representation in graduate schools in the fields of health economics, health policy, health care management, population health, and clinical epidemiology. SUMR faculty mentor research project abstracts are due March 1.
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Gaps in Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility Responsibilities During Transitions of Care: a Comparison of Hospital and SNF Clinicians' Perspectives, Journal of General Internal Medicine, February 2021, Patricia A. Valverde, Roman Ayele, Chelsea Leonard, Ethan Cumbler, Rebecca Allyn, Robert E. Burke

Variation in Cardiologist Statin Prescribing by Clinic Appointment Time, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, February 2021, Allison H. Oakes, Srinath Adusumalli, Christopher K. Snider, Charles A.L. Rareshide, Mitesh S. Patel

Community Stakeholder Preferences for Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Strategies in Behavioral Health: A Best-Worst Scaling Choice Experiment, BMC Psychiatry, February 2021, Nathaniel J. Williams, Molly Candon, Rebecca E. Stewart, Y. Vivian Byeon, Meenakshi Bewtra, Alison M. Buttenheim, Kelly Zentgraf, Carrie Comeau, Sonsunmolu Shoyinka, Rinad S. Beidas

COVID and Crime: An Early Empirical Look, Journal of Public Economics, February 2021, David S. Abrams

Promoting Ethical Payment in Human Infection Challenge Studies, American Journal of Bioethics, February 2021, Holly Fernandez Lynch, Thomas C. Darton, Jae Levy, Frank McCormick, Ubaka Ogbogu, Ruth O. Payne, Alvin E. Roth, Akilah Jefferson Shah, Thomas Smiley, Emily A. Largent
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