JUNE 2020
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath have added new urgency to the need for health care reform. In February 2020, Penn LDI's conference, Medicare for All and Beyond: Expanding Coverage, Containing Costs, explored health care reform through panels on affordability, payment and pricing, the value of choice, and political feasibility. This month, LDI has released the first two briefs highlighting key insights from the panels, to contribute to the debates on health care reform that will certainly re-emerge as the election approaches.
Wharton's Health Care Management Department is partnering with Meharry Medical College to launch a joined MD/PhD program in 2021.
In the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst, Ingrid Nembhard and Rob Burns address the management challenges that the pandemic poses for health care leaders.
Raina Merchant Wins Mid-Career Investigator Award

Raina Merchant received the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Mid-Career Investigator award, in recognition of "excellence in our field, for contributions improving the health of society, and for academic achievements."
After Opioid Overdose Emergency, Few Patients Receive Timely Follow-up

Austin Kilaru and Utsha Khatri document severe gaps in timely treatment after an emergency opioid overdose, and significant racial disparities. Will regulatory changes since the COVID-19 pandemic improve access to treatment?
LDI Virtual Seminars
Please join us: Friday, June 26 | 12:00-1:00pm ET
VIRTUAL SEMINAR: Policing, Race, and Health: Prospects for Reform
A Conversation with Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH, Edwin Lindo, JD, John MacDonald, PhD, and Charles Ramsey, MS
Moderated by Therese Richmond, PhD, RN

Free & open to the public | Join the event here.
Co-presented with the Penn Injury Science Center
NEW VIDEO: Health Insurance Coverage in the Aftermath of COVID-19

With Larry Levitt, MPP, Mark Pauly, PhD, Jamila Taylor, PhD, and Hemi Tewarson, JD, MPH
NEW VIDEO: Rural Health in America During COVID-19

With Lisa Davis, MHA, Mark Holmes, PhD, Cara James, PhD, and Karen Murphy, PhD, RN
In the News: LDI Fellows on COVID-19
How Does Social Inequality Affect Government's Ability to Deal with Covid-19?
Julia Lynch, Social Science Research Council

Data on COVID-19 in Nursing Homes Should be Handled with Caution
Rachel Werner, Philadelphia Inquirer

Optimizing and Implementing Contact Tracing through Behavioral Economics
Rinad Beidas, Alison Buttenheim, Austin Kilaru, David Asch, K evin Volpp, and Carolyn Cannuscio, New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst

Developing a COVID-19 Vaccine is Just Half the Battle - You Have to Get Americans to Take it
Katherine Milkman, Angela Duckworth, and Mitesh Patel, USA Today

5 Lessons from Penn Medicine's Crisis Response
Srinath Adusumalli, David Asch, and Roy Rosin, Harvard Business Review
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Pathways to Help-Seeking Among Black Male Trauma Survivors: A Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis, Journal of Traumatic Stress, June 2020, John A. Rich, Theodore J. Corbin, Sara F. Jacoby, Jessica L. Webster, Therese S. Richmond

Association of Homelessness with Hospital Readmissions-an Analysis of Three Large States,
Journal of General Internal Medicine, June 2020, Sameed Ahmed M. Khatana, Rishi K. Wadhera, Eunhee Choi, Peter W. Groeneveld, Dennis P. Culhane, Margot Kushel, Dhruv S. Kazi, Robert W. Yeh, Changyu Shen

Preferences for Predictive Model Characteristics Among People Living With Chronic Lung Disease: A Discrete Choice Experiment, Medical Decision Making, June 2020, Gary E. Weissman, Kuldeep N. Yadav, Trishya Srinivasan, Stephanie Szymanski, Florylene Capulong, Vanessa Madden, Katherine R. Courtright, Joanna L. Hart, David A. Asch, Sarah J. Ratcliffe, Marilyn M. Schapira, Scott D. Halpern

Outpatient Treatment at Home for Medicare Beneficiaries During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic, JAMA, June 2020, Justin E. Bekelman, Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Amol S. Navathe

Association of a Novel Index of Hospital Capacity Strain With Admission to Intensive Care Units, Annals of the American Thoracic Society, June 2020, George L. Anesi, Marzana Chowdhury, Dylan S. Small, M. Kit Delgado, Rachel Kohn, Brian Bayes, Wei Wang, Erich Dress, Gabriel J. Escobar, Scott D. Halpern, Vincent X. Liu
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Key Themes
- Aging

- Vulnerable Populations
- Access and Coverage
- Opioid Epidemic


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