Judith Long, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine at Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Dr. Long’s research focuses on social determinants of health and health care especially as they pertain to socioeconomic and racial disparities. Dr. Long assesses these issues in the context of chronic disease, in particular diabetes, using established measures to gauge disease specific medical outcomes. Current work focuses on the delivery of care to diabetic veterans with serious mental illness and interventions to improve glucose control for low income and minority diabetics with persistently poor control. The intervention studies employ a mixture of both peer mentors and financial incentives to motivate behavior change.