Acceptability of social health screening to patients and providers

Day 1 (2/4) 10:45am - 12pm


Session Description

The goal of this panel is to examine the state of the science around the acceptability and feasibility of social needs screening in health care delivery settings. Panelists will share work done with health care consumers and providers with the aim of launching a discussion about how to fill remaining evidence gaps.


Eric Fleegler, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital

Dr. Fleegler is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a pediatric emergency physician and health services research at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Fleegler’s primary interests include understanding and improving families’ social determinants and injury prevention. Since 2003 he has developed multiple systems to improve the health of children.

PDF iconSIREN19_Fleegler.pdf


Arwen Bunce, MA, Lead Qualitative Research Associate, OCHIN

Arwen Bunce is a medical anthropologist with years of experience using qualitative methods to better understand factors that influence health and health care delivery in underserved communities domestically and abroad. Arwen’s current research focus, as Qualitative Lead in the OCHIN Research Department, is the intersection of social determinants of health and health information technology.

Presentation: "PDF iconTo Ask or Not to Ask: Clinical Perspectives on SDH Screening

Aisha Lofters, MD, CCFP, PhD, Family Physician and Assistant Professor, St. Michael's Hospital and University of Toronto

Dr. Aisha Lofters is a Family Physician with the St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health Team and Scientist with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. She is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Scientist at the University of Toronto in the Department of Family & Community Medicine and an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. Her research interests include cancer screening, immigrant health and health equity, using a broad range of methods.

Presentation: "PDF iconSociodemographic Data Collection in Canadian Healthcare Settings"

Emilia De Marchis, MD, Clinical Research Fellow, UCSF School of Medicine

Emilia De Marchis is a family medicine physician and second-year primary care research fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. Her research, based out of the Social Intervention Research & Evaluation Network (SIREN), focuses on reducing health disparities by assessing and improving screening for and delivery of social services within the health care setting. Prior to starting fellowship, she completed her MD at Stanford University and family medicine training at UCSF.

Presentation: "PDF iconAcceptability of Social Risk Screening to Patients and Caregivers"

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