Penn LDI
March 30, 2021
Penn LDI’s latest virtual seminar discussed the first decade of alternative payment models and recommendations for the next decade, with experts Rachel M. Werner, Ezekiel Emanuel, Mai Pham, and Amol Navathe.
In Annals of Surgery, Sourav Bose and Serena Dasani find that hospitals lost over $20 billion when the pandemic led to a national shutdown in elective surgeries.
In the latest edition of our new CoVEReD series, Angela Shen of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia joins Alison Buttenheim and Harald Schmidt to discuss the importance of prioritizing disadvantaged populations and collecting better data on disparities in the U.S. vaccination rollout.
Co-sponsored by Penn LDI, Penn Carey Law School, and the Princeton Center for Health and Well-Being, the closing Health Insurance Exchange Conference panel focused on expanding coverage and addressing equity through the health insurance marketplaces.
Ben Chartock joins Tradeoffs to dig into the research on surprise medical bills. Recent podcast episodes highlight how Chicago tackles COVID vaccine equity, Biden’s new child tax credit program, and one community health center’s pandemic recovery.
COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants
In May 2020, Penn LDI awarded 13 COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants, designed to produce policy insights directly relevant to the pandemic and its broad range of health effects. Learn about two of the funded projects below.
COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants; Robin Ortiz, MD
COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants; Daniel Hopkins, PhD
Virtual Events
Friday, April 23, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
A Nourishing Prescription: Food as Medicine to Promote Health and Health Equity

Virtual Conversation with Sarah Downer, JD, Benjamin Perkins, MA, MDiv, and Hilary Seligman, MD, MAS, moderated by Christina Roberto, PhD
Co-sponsored by the Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics (CHIBE).
Friday, April 30, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture with Stacie Dusetzina, PhD

Balancing Innovation and Access: Can We Lower Drug Prices in a Pandemic?
Sponsored by the Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture Fund.
In the News
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Equitably Allocating Resources During Crises: Racial Differences in Mortality Prediction Models, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, March 2021, Deepshikha Charan Ashana, George L. Anesi, Vincent X. Liu, Gabriel J. Escobar, Christopher Chesley, Nwamaka D. Eneanya, Gary E. Weissman, William Dwight Miller, Michael O. Harhay, Scott D. Halpern
Minimal SARS-CoV-2 Transmission After Implementation of a Comprehensive Mitigation Strategy at a School - New Jersey, August 20-November 27, 2020, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), March 2021, Kevin G. Volpp, Bruce H. Kraut, Smita Ghosh, John Neatherlin
Newborns With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Are Concentrated in Poorer-Quality Hospitals, Hospital Pediatrics, March 2021, Eileen T. Lake, Rachel French, Rebecca R. S. Clark, Kathleen O'Rourke, Scott Lorch

Nursing Home Characteristics Associated With Resident COVID-19 Morbidity in Communities With High Infection Rates, JAMA Network Open, March 2021, Angela T. Chen, Hyunkyung Yun, Kira L. Ryskina, Hye-Young Jung

Predictors of Initiation of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder and Retention in Treatment Among U.S. Pregnant Women, 2013-2017, Obstetrics and Gynecology, March 2021, Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Ari Friedman, Jennifer Culhane, Eugenia South, Zachary F. Meisel
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