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HP/CHIBE Work-in-Progress Research Seminar
January 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Topic: “If Sitting is the New Smoking, is it OK to Sit in the Hospital? Health implications for physical activity levels before, during, and after hospitalization.”
Abstract: Many public health problems have been linked to sedentary lifestyles and benefits of increased physical activity on long-term outcomes are well known. Hospitalization and post-acute recovery are important events in the health trajectory of many adults during which even short-term low levels of activity may be particularly noxious yet objective data on physical activity levels are lacking to guide patients and providers. Preliminary analysis and implications for uses of patient-generated physical activity data from wearable devices in hospitalized adults will be discussed at this WIP.
Bio: Dr. Greysen is the Chief of the Section of Hospital Medicine, Executive Director of the Center for Evidence-based Practice (CEP), Associate Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, and CHIBE Affiliated Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania.
As Chief of Hospital Medicine, Dr. Greysen leads the program’s efforts to promote excellence in education, quality, safety, and research with over 50 hospitalists who provide care across at 4 hospitals (HUP, PPMC, GSPP, and the VA). As Executive Director of CEP, he oversees the Center’s mission to perform rigorous assessment and synthesis of evidence to support Penn Medicine as a Learning Healthcare System and lead the adaptation of evidence-based recommendations to address clinical, operational, and scientific challenges across system entities.
Dr. Greysen’s research efforts focus on using behavioral economics and mobile technologies to improve hospital and transition care for vulnerable patients (particularly older adults) and patient-centered stressors such as poor functional status, mobility, sleep, and engagement in care during hospitalization.