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Q&A: Senior Qualitative Research Scientist Tamar Klaiman

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Tamar Klaiman, PhD, MPH, is Senior Qualitative Research Scientist at CHIBE and the Palliative and Advanced Illness Research Center (PAIR). Q: What projects are you currently involved in at CHIBE? I am primarily working on the CHF Empower Program where we are learning about patients’ and providers’ experiences in a study funded by the National Institutes of Health that tests ways to reduce hospital readmissions for Penn Medicine heart failure patients using remote monitoring devices to track weights and diuretic adherence. I’m also supporting a number of proposals in progress that will include qualitative components. I also lead workshops and…

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Mitesh Patel Wins BX Award for Outstanding Practitioner

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Mitesh Patel, MD, MBA, MS, part of CHIBE’s leadership team and Director of the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit, received the BX Award for Outstanding Practitioner of the Year on September 5, 2019, in London. This award is given to one person across all industries internationally. According to The Behavioural Insights Team website, this award is given to an individual who demonstrates passion and dedication and has made an outstanding contribution to the field of behavioral science and policy. Read his nomination below: Nomination for BX Award for Outstanding Practitioner – Mitesh Patel, MD, MBA, MS For launching the Penn Medicine…

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Shivan Mehta Appears on JNO Live to Discuss Colorectal Cancer Screening Research

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CHIBE-affiliated faculty member Shivan Mehta, MD, MBA, MSHP, appeared on JAMA Network Open Live (#JNOlive) to discuss his new study: “Effect of Sequential or Active Choice for Colorectal Cancer Screening Outreach: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” Dr. Mehta spoke with JAMA Network Open’s Digital Media Editor Seth Trueger, MD, MPH, as well as Fishbein Fellow Angel N. Desai, MD, about the study, which investigated ways to increase colorectal cancer screening rates. The team looked at response rates for offering colonoscopy only compared with sequential choice (colonoscopy and then fecal immunochemical testing) or active choice (colonoscopy or fecal immunochemical testing) through mailed…

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Way to Health, 10 Years On

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By Frank Otto, Penn Medicine News “It came out of the Great Recession…” This line from the director of the Penn Center for Health Care Innovation, David Asch, MD, MBA, gives his signature product’s origin a mythical air, placing it at a time that was turbulent for the United States yet, ironically, a boon for health care innovation. Perhaps that’s fitting for Way to Health, an online platform designed to provide automated tech infrastructure not just for research projects, but also clinical care. In the same way that CAR T cell therapy has transformed cancer immunotherapy, Asch believes Way to…

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Call for Papers: 4th Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop

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4th Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop Call for papers! Deadline for submission: 11:59 p.m. EDT on October 1, 2019 Thursday, December 5, 2019, 5 PM – 8 PM Friday, December 6, 2019, 8 AM – 5 PM The Study at University City and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 4th Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop (PHS2019) to be held at the University of Pennsylvania. The…

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Q&A with CHIBE Post-Doctoral Researcher: Ellen Moscoe, ScD, MA

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Ellen Moscoe, PhD, MA, is a post-doctoral researcher whose research lies at the intersection of global health and behavioral economics. She focuses on poor populations in sub-Saharan Africa as well as marginalized groups in the United States. Q: What kind of quasi-experimental methods do you use to measure the causal effects of policies on health behaviors and mental health? When we are interested in measuring real-world impact, we are usually working with policies that have been implemented and data that is already being collected, either administrative data or data from national surveys, for example. So the main thing your methods…

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National Institutes of Health Cites Work by CHIBE in Research Spotlights July 2019

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The National Institutes of Health’s Research Spotlights section for July featured work by CHIBE members: Mitesh Patel, MD, MBA, MS; Justin Bekelman, MD; and Dylan Small, PhD. Read the study published in JAMA Oncology here. “Nudges” to Change Palliative Care Researchers funded by the NCI and the University of Pennsylvania Health System are making strides in reducing unnecessary medical procedures. In the U.S., approximately 250,000 patients annually with advanced cancer receive palliative radiotherapy to reduce symptoms such as pain or to improve quality of life. Daily imaging is often used in curative radiotherapy to ensure reproducible patient positioning; however, national…

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Q&A with CHIBE External Advisory Board Member: Steven Schroeder, MD

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Steven Schroeder, MD, a CHIBE External Advisory Board member and Director of the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center at University of California San Francisco (UCSF), was recently interviewed for a UCSF piece called “A Life in Medicine: People Shaping Health Care Today.” View the video interview here, and read our Q&A below. Q: You’re known for being a great mentor. What advice or guidance did your mentor provide to you that was helpful? I never really had a mentor, but I watched a lot of leaders very closely and tried to learn from them. In some cases they had characteristics that…

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CHIBE/Health Policy Host 2019 Summer Intern Social Luncheon

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The HP/CHIBE Summer Intern Social Luncheon was co-hosted by Norma Coe, PhD, and Harsha Thirumurthy, PhD, and was attended by interns, faculty, and staff.  Learn more about the HP/CHIBE interns below. OBAIDAH BITAR 2019 SUMR Scholar I Faculty Mentor: Norma Coe Obaidah is a recent graduate from Wayne State University with a Bachelor’s in Economics. He is working with Dr. Coe this summer on a 20-year quality effectiveness analysis of health system reforms on end-of-life care. He is planning to work as a health care consultant before entering into medical school. Aside from work, Obaidah enjoys investing in the stock…

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Forbes Article Cites 3 CHIBE Studies

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Three studies authored by CHIBE members were cited in a Forbes article about Bob Sears, MD, a physician who is facing an accusation from the Medical Board of California over his filing of vaccination exemptions for a pair of siblings with no medically recognized contraindications for any vaccines. View the three studies, with CHIBE authors Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, and Salini Mohanty, DrPH, MPH, here: Elimination of Nonmedical Immunization Exemptions in California and School-Entry Vaccine Status California’s Senate Bill 277: Local Health Jurisdictions’ Experiences With the Elimination of Nonmedical Vaccine Exemptions Experiences With Medical Exemptions After a Change in Vaccine…

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