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September 28, 2021
In our first virtual seminar of the semester, a panel of national experts discussed potential policies to address the high costs of prescription drugs in the U.S. 
Using Census data, Sharath Chandra Guntuku and colleagues found that nearly 30% of Black survey respondents would have screened positive for depression in the week after George Floyd’s murder.
Twelve Senior Fellows have been selected for the 2021–22 Amplify@LDI program, where they will build skills in translating and disseminating their research to media and policymakers.
Cynthia Chude is the first Escarce-Kington Scholar in the new Wharton Health Care Management and Meharry Medical College Joined MD/PhD Program.
In a blog for The Commonwealth Fund, Allison Hoffman explains how a judge’s ruling may give Medicare more flexibility in how it calculates star ratings for Medicare Advantage plans—potentially addressing concerns that high ratings don’t equal high quality.
Virtual Events
Friday, October 1, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Building Wealth, Building Health

Virtual Conversation with Amy Castro, PhD, Lucy Marcil, MD, MPH, and Ioana Marinescu, PhD, moderated by George Dalembert, MD, MSHP
Supported by the Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture Fund.
Friday, October 29, 2021 | 12:00–2:15 p.m. ET
Mental Health Care in Flux: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Care

Virtual Conference
Co-hosted by Penn LDI and the Penn Center for Mental Health.
Friday, November 5, 2021 | 12:00–1:20 p.m. ET
LDI Research Seminar with Jevay Grooms, PhD

Hybrid event open to Penn affiliates
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Latest Publications
“Association of Neighborhood Gun Violence With Mental Health-Related Pediatric Emergency Department Utilization.” Aditi Vasan, Hannah K. Mitchell, Joel A. Fein, David G. Buckler, Douglas J. Wiebe, Eugenia C. South. JAMA Pediatrics.
Effects of Affiliation Network Membership on Hospital Quality and Financial Performance. 
Bonnie Jin, Ingrid M. Nembhard.
Health Services Research.
Evaluation of Online Consumer Reviews of Hospitals and Experiences of Racism Using Qualitative Methods. Jason Tong, Anietie U. Andy, Raina M. Merchant, Rachel R. Kelz. 
JAMA Network Open
“Racial Disparities in Stroke Readmissions Reduced in Hospitals with Better Nurse Staffing.” J. Margo Brooks Carthon, Heather Brom, Matthew McHugh, Marguerite Daus, Rachel French, Douglas M. Sloane, Robert Berg, Raina Merchant, Linda H. Aiken. Nursing Research.
“Daily Weekday Audit and Feedback to Clinicians for an Inpatient Intervention in Obstetrics: Is There Sustained Impact Over the Weekend? A Secondary Analysis of a Prospective Cohort Study.” Rebecca F. Hamm, Lisa D. Levine, Meghan Lane-Fall, Rinad Beidas.
Implementation Science Communications.
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