Penn LDI
MARCH 2021
Penn LDI’s latest virtual seminar discussed the past decade of alternative payment models and recommendations for the next decade, with experts Rachel M. Werner, Ezekiel Emanuel, Mai Pham, and Amol Navathe. Previous seminars focused on the impact of the political determinants of health on voting and integrating social services into health care.
Neil Ray, Ari Friedman, and Guy David discuss their recent findings that non-respiratory emergency department visits dropped by 39% in Louisiana at the start of the pandemic.
Funded by an LDI Pilot Grant, a study by Joseph Nwadiuko finds that anti-immigrant rhetoric led to declines in primary care visits for undocumented persons.
Analysis from Liisa Lane shows how the introduction of a national system of e-prescribing in Finland reduced harmful co-prescribing of drugs by nearly 35% in rural areas.
Hosted by vaccine policy experts Alison Buttenheim and Harald Schmidt, CoVEReD brings together national experts to discuss equitable vaccine distribution. In the latest episode, Angela Shen discusses the importance of prioritizing disadvantaged populations and collecting better data on disparities in the U.S. vaccination rollout. Previous episodes featured Susan Goold and Ruqaiijah Yearby.
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

COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance Among an Online Sample of Sexual and Gender Minority Men and Transgender Women, Vaccines, March 2021, Daniel Teixeira da Silva, Katie Biello, Willey Y. Lin, Pablo K. Valente, Kenneth H. Mayer, Lisa Hightow-Weidman, José A. Bauermeister
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