Katelyn Bennett, M.D.
Research Interests: Dr. Bennett is interested in better understanding surgical decision making in the cleft population, and she is also beginning to develop an appearance measure for patients with cleft using a mixed methods approach.
Tom Cascino, M.D.
Research Interests: Patient-reported outcomes, particulary health-related quality of life in advanced heart failure and pulmonary hypertension patients.
Joy Chang, M.D.
Research Interests: Dr. Chang's current research focuses broadly on the diagnosis and management of patients with Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). Specifically, she is interested in evaluating how patients’ values and preferences incorporate into joint decision making for EoE care. Her preliminary work has included a nationwide provider survey describing practice patterns in EoE care among gastroenterologists, a systematic review and meta-regression comparing histologic and symptom outcomes in EoE patients, and a quality improvement project to recapture patients lost to follow-up after esophageal food impaction. She is also currently building a registry of adult and pediatric patients with EoE and food allergies in order to characterize treatment plans and compare health-related quality of life among patients managed with competing therapies.
Sharmistha Dev, M.D.
Research Interests: ED utilization and its interplay with hospital resource utilization.
Lauren Gerlach, D.O.
Research Interests: Trends and appropriate use of psychotropic medications among older adults, factors that influence treatment adherence in late life depression, and the impact of depression treatment in development of dementia.
Colin Holtze, M.D., M.P.H.
Research Interests: Health economics, decision analysis, health technology assessment / cost-effectiveness, interstitial lung disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Lisa Meeks, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Improving access to medical education for learners with disabilities, medical student and resident well-being, disability curriculum in medical education, reducing health care disparities in patients with disabilities, and performance and trajectory of learners & physicians with disabilities.
Parth Modi, M.D.
Research Interests: Dr. Modi's research interests involve examining physician practice variation and decision making and their impacts on patients undergoing cancer treatment. He is also interested in examining the impact of payment policies on the cost and quality of healthcare with a focus on the appropriate use of technology in cancer surgery.
Zubin Modi, M.D.
Research Interests: Epidemiology & surveillance of pediatric chronic kidney disease, chronic kidney disease health care utilization and outcomes, and the interactions of health & public policy.
Andrea Oliverio, M.D.
Research Interests: Dr. Oliverio's research interests include reproductive health and gender differences in the chronic kidney disease (CKD) population. She seeks to better understand the outcomes of pregnancy in women with CKD and to improve the quality of nephrologists’ counseling to women on this important area of their health.
Margaret (Meg) Smith, M.D.
Research Interests: Improving efficiency and quality of surgical care, broadening access to care, and improving outcomes for vulnerable populations.
Mary Thomson, M.D.
Research Interests: Dr. Thomson is interested in studying how clinicians care for patients with cirrhosis. She is focusing on chronic disease management for patients with cirrhosis, with a particular focus on medication issues and further characterizing medication burden in cirrhosis.
Liz Viglanti, M.D.
Research Interests: Understanding why people remain in the ICU for prolonged periods of time and identifying potential modifiers during a patient's ICU stay to improve their long term outcomes.
Lewei (Allison) Lin, M.D.
Research Interests: Improving access to opioid and other substance use disorder treatment, improving care for patients with substance and other comorbid mental health disorders, reducing drug overdose, and interventions to promote safer opioid prescribing.
Aidin Eslam Pour, M.D.
Research Interests: Primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty, hip and knee kinematics, joint implant quality registries and medical quality improvement and hip preservation surgeries.
Joceline Vu, M.D.
Research Interests: Using patient-reported outcomes as clinical quality indicators and resource utilization / cost of common general surgery procedures.