Scholar Profiles

Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars

  1. Erin F. Barreto, Pharm.D., R.Ph., is a scholar in the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

    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., is a scholar in the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

    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., is a scholar in the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

    Ali A. Duarte Garcia, M.D.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Rheumatology

    Examining the impact of multiple chronic conditions on outcomes for patients with lupus, characterizing patterns and consequences of comorbidities, and exploring if findings apply at the community level

  4. Nandita Khera, M.D., M.P.H., is a scholar in the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

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

    Consultant, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology

    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 sociodemographic profile

  5. Jocelyn R. Lebow, Ph.D., L.P., is a scholar in the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

    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. Shehzad K. Niazi, M.D., is a scholar in the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

    Shehzad K. Niazi, M.D.

    Consultant, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology

    Functional, psychosocial and cognitive outcomes among people receiving liver transplants and impact on their caregivers

  7. Kelly M. Pennington, M.D., is a scholar in the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

    Kelly M. Pennington, M.D.

    Resident, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

    Evaluation of antifungal prophylaxis in adults receiving lung transplants

  8. Adam J. Schwartz, M.D., is a scholar in the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

    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

  9. Christopher C. DeStephano, M.D., M.P.H., is a scholar in the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

    Christopher C. DeStephano, M.D., M.P.H.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Gynecologic Surgery

    Advancing minimally disruptive medicine; specifically, evaluating new technologies and treatments for abnormal vaginal bleeding, from the perspectives of both patients and providers

  10. Mark D. Tyson II, M.D., is a scholar in the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

    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

  11. Nafisseh S. Warner, M.D., is a scholar in the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

    Nafisseh S. Warner, M.D.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Pain Medicine

    Examining opioid prescribing after major spine surgery to better manage post-surgical prescription transitions to primary care providers, focusing on preventing overprescription and increasing successful tapering

  12. Rahma Warsame, M.D., is a scholar in the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

    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., is a scholar in the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

    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., M.H.A., is a scholar in the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

    Muhamad Y. Elrashidi, M.D., M.H.A.

    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., is a scholar in the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

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

    Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine

    Leveraging data stored in the electronic environment to improve population health

  4. Kathy L. MacLaughlin, M.D., is a scholar in the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

    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., is a scholar in the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

    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. Tamin I. Rajjo, M.D., M.P.H., is a scholar in the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

    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