Scholar Profiles

Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars

  1. Erin F. Barreto, Pharm.D., R.Ph.

    Pharmacist, Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester

    Improving the safe and effective use of medications through better characterization of renal function of patients in the intensive care unit

  2. Dorin T. Colibaseanu, M.D.

    Consultant, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery

    Improving access to care and outcomes for patients with colorectal cancer, with a view to issues at the Florida state level

  3. Ali A. Duarte-Garcia, M.D.

    Resident, Division of Rheumatology

    Exploring the comparative effectiveness of biologic medications in multiple inflammatory arthritides, seeking to identify best practices for efficient, safe and cost-effective rheumatologic care

  4. Cassie C. Kennedy, M.D.

    Consultant, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

    Improving the delivery of health care to patients receiving thoracic transplants, resulting in improved quality of life, decreased morbidity and increased survival

  5. Nandita Khera, M.D., M.P.H.

    Consultant, Division of Hematology

    Designing and evaluating ways to help patients with blood cancers be better informed and prepared for the psychosocial and financial consequences of the treatment, irrespective of their socio-demographic profile

  6. Elizabeth C. Lorenz, M.D.

    Consultant, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension

    Using patient-reported outcomes and health literacy to improve adherence and quality of life after kidney transplant

  7. Rozalina G. McCoy, M.D.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine

    Improving clinical outcomes and quality of life for patients with chronic diseases by promoting high-value, patient-centered care through use of real-world data and unified risk prediction

  8. Peter A. Noseworthy, M.D.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases

    Improving the efficiency and quality of cardiac electrophysiology care through comparative evidence of treatment options and identification of best practices

  9. Adam J. Schwartz, M.D.

    Consultant, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

    Improving process efficiencies, patient access to care and treatment outcomes by providing credible cost and quality data and patient-centered models of value-based care delivery

  10. W. Oliver Tobin, M.B., B.Ch, BAO, Ph.D.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Department of Neurology

    Identifying the best and most efficient novel care models, including telemedicine, to deliver health care to patients with progressive multiple sclerosis

  11. Rahma Warsame, M.D.

    Resident, Division of Hematology

    Developing patient-reported outcomes data and incorporating it into clinical practice, specifically for patients with malignancies

  12. Michael E. Wilson, M.D.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

    Improving patient, family and clinician decision-making to initiate or stop life support interventions in the intensive care unit

Population Health Scholars

  1. Ramona S. DeJesus, M.D.

    Consultant, Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine

    Focusing on chronic diseases and their interface with mental health in addition to how collaborative care models treat depression and other mental health illnesses in primary care

  2. Muhamad Y. Elrashidi, M.D.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine

    Investigating the impact of care delivery models and design changes on population health vis-à-vis their impact on elements of the Mayo Value Equation, including effect on outcomes, quality, cost and patient care experience

  3. Rachel D. Havyer, M.D.

    Consultant, Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine

    Studying the intersection of palliative medicine and population health, particularly in areas of disparities within end-of-life care and how to better deliver palliative and end-of-life care in a longitudinal primary care setting

  4. Brian A. Lynch, M.D.

    Consultant, Division of Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

    Studying population-based interventions for pediatric obesity in the school and community setting

  5. Jane W. Njeru, M.B., Ch.B.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine

    Developing new practice-based interventions to reduce health disparities for patients with limited English proficiency spanning multiple medical conditions while ensuring current efforts to improve care contribute to reducing disparities

  6. Mark D. Williams, M.D.

    Consultant, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology

    Finding ways to improve care delivery to patients with mental health problems