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

    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

  4. 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

  5. Jacob C. Jentzer, M.D.

    Consultant, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

    Developing novel artificial intelligence algorithms for early detection of hemodynamic instability and shock in patients in the intensive care unit to facilitate timely, optimal therapy delivery

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Konstantinos Leventakos, M.D., Ph.D.

    Consultant, Department of Medical Oncology

    Identifying and addressing barriers to clinical trial enrollment, specifically among patients with cancer

  9. Timothy D. Lyon, M.D.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Department of Urology

    Identifying and addressing barriers in access and suboptimal outcomes for patients with bladder cancer

  10. 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

  11. Kelly M. Pennington, M.D.

    Resident, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

    Evaluation of antifungal prophylaxis in adults receiving lung transplants

  12. Ann (Annie) M. Rusk, M.D.

    Resident, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

    Promoting health equity in Native Americans, specifically by addressing smoking cessation and pulmonary disease

  13. 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

  14. Mark D. Tyson II, M.D., M.P.H.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Department of Urology

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

  15. 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

  16. 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., 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.

    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.

    Consultant, Department of 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, Department of Family Medicine

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