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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Kelly M. Pennington, M.D.

    Resident, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

    Evaluation of antifungal prophylaxis in adults receiving lung transplants

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Rahma Warsame, M.D.

    Resident, Division of Hematology

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

  16. 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 Science Scholars

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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