Effectiveness of social screening and referral programs
Day 1 (2/4) 1pm - 2:30pm
Despite great interest in social screening and referral programs in the health care sector, high-quality evidence about their effectiveness is scarce. This panel will highlight studies that have evaluated the effectiveness of social screening and referral programs. Group discussions will focus on ways to catalyze, strengthen, and synthesize research on screening and navigation programs.
Quyen Ngo-Metzger, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, US Preventive Services Task Force Program, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Dr. Ngo-Metzger is the Scientific Director of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Program at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). She is a general internal medicine physician with expertise in prevention, health disparities, and evidence-based medicine. Prior to her work at the Task Force, she was Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine, and Senior Research Fellow in the Health Policy Research Institute.
Seth Berkowitz, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Dr. Berkowitz is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He performs research on population management, food insecurity, cost-related medication underuse and the impact of adverse social circumstances on chronic disease management, particularly with regard to diabetes and other cardiometabolic disease. His goal is to develop interventions and care delivery models that address social and economic needs as part of chronic disease management, and then evaluate these for both effectiveness and cost-effectiveness.
Danielle Hessler Jones, PhD, Associate Professor, UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine
Dr. Jones is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Her research program focuses on connections between an individual’s emotional, social, and greater contextual experiences with their engagement in health behaviors and physical health.
Krisda Chaiyachati, MD, MPH, MSHP, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Chaiyachati is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, the Medical Director for Penn Medicine's FirstCall Virtual Care, and an Innovation Manager at Penn Medicine’s Center for Health Care Innovation. Dr. Chaiyachati studies and designs strategies for improving healthcare access and is passionate about improving care for low-income and minority populations. He has published widely on health system-led strategies to address the social determinants of health, reduce racial disparities in care, and improve access. His goal is to identify and implement strategies which improve health outcomes for vulnerable populations with a lens towards reducing total costs of care.