Scholar Profiles

Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars

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

    Consultant, Gynecologic Surgery

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

  2. 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

  3. Ali A. Duarte Garcia, M.D.

    Senior Associate Consultant, 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. 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

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

    Consultant, Medical Oncology

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

  6. Timothy D. Lyon, M.D.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Urology

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

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

    Consultant, Psychology

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

  8. 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

  9. Joshua C. Pritchett, M.D.

    Resident, Hematology and Oncology

    Developing and implementing a novel interdisciplinary remote patient monitoring program for the management of patients with cancer and febrile neutropenia

  10. Nafisseh S. Warner, M.D.

    Senior Associate Consultant, Anesthesia and Perioperative 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

  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