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Our Scholars

Our Scholars

Lindsay Admon, MD

(VA Scholar)
Michigan

Investigating patient versus provider health care knowledge and values, providers’ preparedness for primary care delivery, and primary care reform and health equity.

Chethan Bachireddy, MD

(VA Scholar)
Penn

Designing, implementing, and evaluating innovative strategies to address the social and behavioral factors that impact health ranging from addiction and incarceration to smoking and physical inactivity.

Sue Anne Bell, PhD, FNP-BC

Michigan

Identifying health effects of disasters and the impact of climate change on human health within a health equity framework, researching long-term impact of disasters on women’s health and developing policy to address women’s health throughout the disaster management cycle.

Carl Berdahl, MD

UCLA

Advancing understanding regarding how health system designs and payment policies affect quality, value, and efficiency in acute and chronic care.

Danielle Erkoboni-Wilbur, MD

Penn

Investigating the role of digital media in both enhancing and detracting from critical interactions to promote a more engaged childhood for at risk children.

Andrea Garcia, MD, MS

UCLA

Understanding and improving access to care for American Indians and Alaska Natives in Los Angeles County by leveraging strategic partnerships and implementing innovative technologies. Understanding policies and trends that impact health professions workforce diversity.

Hayley Germack, PhD, RN

Yale

Harnessing community resources and the power of team-based approaches to bridge gaps in care for patients with comorbid serious mental illness and physical health conditions.

Margaret Greenwood-Ericksen, MD, MPH

(VA Scholar)
Michigan

Performing research focused on informing policy to improve health outcomes of underserved populations, studying how variations in emergency department admission rates and treatment patterns impact health outcomes in rural, medically underserved populations.

Cornelius Jamison, MD, MSPH

(VA Scholar)
Michigan

Developing interventions and programs that will improve STI and HIV prevention, particularly in the minority and underserved communities.

Raymond Jean, MD

Yale

Evaluating how large datasets and machine learning can improve our understanding of perioperative outcomes.

Kia Skrine Jeffers, PhD, MSN

UCLA

Addressing diabetes self-management, structural racism, and other social factors that negatively impact African Americans' health and health-related behaviors across the life course.

Stacey M. Kallem, MD

Penn

Examining the impact of maternal and infant home visiting services, assessing the use of postpartum depression screening, and studying the impact of social correlates of health on the delivery and outcomes of pediatric care.

John McDougall, MD

(VA Scholar)
Yale

Expanding musculoskeletal subspecialty care for both rural and American Indian/Alaska Native populations.

Tiffany M. Montgomery, PhD, RNC-OB, C-EFM

(VA Scholar)
Penn

Using mobile technology to address sexual health disparities among Black women, investigating the impact of policy on high-risk sexual behavior and championing the effort to increase diversity in nursing education.

Jamal Nabhani, MD

(VA Scholar)
UCLA

Evaluating policy impacts on access and quality of surgical care in vulnerable populations.  Improving the provision of surgical care in vulnerable populations through socially-minded interventions.

Benjamin Oldfield, MD

(VA Scholar)
Yale

Coordinating services for people living with substance use disorders between health centers and community based organizations, and partnering with youth in community-based participatory research.

Jeremy O’Connor, MD

Yale

Exploring the intersection of health policy and health disparities in cancer care and working to improve the health outcomes of low-income populations.

Joshua Rolnick, MD

(VA Scholar)
Penn

Understanding how to improve end-of-life care for diverse disease populations through information technology, system redesign, and public policy.

Elizabeth Samuels, MD, MPH

(VA Scholar)
Yale

Understanding how patterns in acute care utilization can be used to direct community health interventions.

 

Sarah Shubeck, MD

Michigan

Improving quality, broadening access, and increasing efficiency of surgical care.

Esther R. Smith-Howell, PhD, RN

Penn

Investigating how patient-family member-provider communication effects decision making at end-of-life among African Americans and their families.

Brian Stagg, MD

(VA Scholar)
Michigan

Evaluating clinical guidelines and preferred practice patterns, using computerized algorithms to manage glaucoma, and measuring outcomes and value of cataract surgery.

Angela Venegas-Murillo, MD, MPH

UCLA

Exploring effective methods of reducing violence and recidivism among youth in impoverished communities, and assessing the needs of the community for access to mental health services before and after a conviction.

Andrew Wilson, MD, MBA

(VA Scholar)
UCLA

Evaluating the effectiveness of innovative care models and managing the change process of an organization when adopting new care models.

 

Brandon Yarns, MD

(VA Scholar)
UCLA

Exploring novel interventions addressing conflicted emotions in older adults and incidence of psychiatric illness and cognitive impairment, improved health behaviors and outcomes, reduced burden on health care systems, and cost-effectiveness.

Maria Yefimova, RN, PhD

(VA Scholar)
UCLA

Studying translational, systems, and policy issues in implementing health-monitoring technologies to improve healthcare delivery and reduce long term care costs for the growing aging population.

Jane M. Zhu, MD

Penn

Understanding the impact of payment and delivery reforms on provider behavior and organization and quality of care, particularly for vulnerable populations