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. 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 psycho-social and financial consequences of the treatment, irrespective of their socio-demographic profile

  5. Jocelyn R. Lebow, Ph.D., L.P.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Integrated Behavioral Health

    Developing a primary care-based intervention for adolescents with eating disorders

  6. Elizabeth C. Lorenz, M.D.

    Consultant, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

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

  7. Rozalina G. McCoy, M.D., M.S.

    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. Shehzad K. Niazi, M.D.

    Consultant, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology

    Functional, psycho-social and cognitive outcomes among people receiving liver transplants and impact on their caregivers

  9. Kelly M. Pennington, M.D.

    Resident, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

    Evaluation of antifungal prophylaxis in adults receiving lung transplants

  10. 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

  11. Mark D. Tyson II, M.D.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Department of Urology

    Quality of life after treatment for bladder cancer with the use of patient-reported outcomes

  12. Rahma Warsame, M.D.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Hematology

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

Population Health Science 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.

    Consultant, Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine

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

  3. Maya E. Kessler, M.D., M.P.H.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Primary Care Internal Medicine

    Leveraging data stored in the electronic environment to improve population health

  4. Kathy L. MacLaughlin, M.D.

    Consultant, Family Medicine

    Using clinical decision support systems to improve rates of cervical cancer screening and guideline-consistent follow-up of abnormal Pap test, HPV and colposcopy biopsy results

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

    Consultant, Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine

    Development, implementation and evaluation of a model to identify populations of patients with unmet social needs and align them with available community resources

  6. Tamim I. Rajjo, M.D., M.P.H.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Family Medicine

    Understanding and improving patient care by addressing obesity at the individual level