Scholar Profiles

Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars

  1. Yan Bi, M.D., Ph.D.

    Consultant, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

    Observing cancer disease progression using wearable devices and artificial intelligence to monitor biometrics; developing a real-time scoring system to quantify pancreatic cancer risk in the general population

  2. Gustavo A. Cortes Puentes, M.D.

    Consultant, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

    Studying changes in pulmonary function in gender-affirming therapy; finding personalized approaches to pulmonary function testing in transgender and gender diverse patients

  3. Urshila Durani, M.D., M.P.H.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Hematology

    Using a mixed methods approach to evaluate and address the financial toxicity of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cell therapy for lymphoma survivors

  4. Khushboo S. Gala, M.B.B.S.

    Fellow, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

    Addressing obesity through development and validation of a shared decision-making tool for holistic weight management

  5. Jacob C. Jentzer, M.D.

    Consultant, Cardiology

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

    Consultant, Medical Oncology

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

  7. Timothy D. Lyon, M.D.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Urology

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

  8. Eleshia J. Morrison, Ph.D., L.P.

    Consultant, Psychology

    Delivery of an eHealth intervention for underresourced adult patients with chronic pain

  9. Yewande E. Odeyemi, M.B.B.S.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

    Individualizing corticosteroid use in pneumonia and acute hypoxic respiratory failure

  10. Surbhi Shah, M.B.B.S., M.D.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Hematology-Oncology

    Creating a learning health system for implementing anticoagulation stewardship with a focus on direct oral anticoagulants

  11. Kevin M. Wymer, M.D.

    Fellow, Urology

    Using cost-effectiveness data to create a decision aid for the surgical management of kidney stones

Population Health Science Scholars

  1. Mairead M. Bartley, M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., M.D.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Community Internal Medicine

    Improving dementia diagnosis and education for patients and caregivers; promoting early advance care planning discussions to direct care driven by patients' goals, reduce acute health care utilization where possible and improve symptom management toward the end of life

  2. Ramona S. DeJesus, M.D.

    Consultant, Community 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

  3. Benjamin Lai, M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Family Medicine

    Collecting and evaluating medication-assisted treatment clinic processes; tracking patient enrollment, relapse and attrition rates; recommending process improvements scalable for medication assisted treatment clinic practices

  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. Ahmed (Shafii) A. Mohamed, M.D.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Community Internal Medicine

    Systematic review of cancer screening interventions for Somali immigrants; participatory adaptation of cancer prevention interventions with community and practice partners; pilot testing of interventions

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

    Consultant, Community 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