Projects

Social Emergency Medicine

RURAL ACUTE CARE PROVIDERS

This program in India is training 50 women to become healthcare providers (one provider per village) whondiagnose and manage select acute care complaints in two of India's most populous states, where 80% live in rural villages and 40% live below the poverty line.

ANNOUNCE PODCAST

Announce is a podcast series on core concepts in Social Emergency Medicine that can be used as a foundational component to create asynchronous learning curricula for practicing attendings, residents, and medical students. We will address the challenge of differing practice populations as each podcast will include perspectives from community, academic, county and  rural providers.

STANFORD HEALTH ADVOCATES AND RESEARCH IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT (SHARED) HELP DESK

Centralized, interdisciplinary help desk interface drawing from Stanford Hospital’s Social Work and Case Management Department, Stanford Law School, Stanford University School of Medicine and the undergraduate college, providing brief interventions in the ED and working with community partners to provide patients with community resources, public benefits and legal assistance.

STANFORD ED MEDICAL LEGAL PARTNERSHIP

In conjunction with San Mateo Legal Aid, we will provide targeted screening, legal and public benefit assistance for poor families and the elderly who come through the ED.

ED-BASED SCREENING FOR HEPATITIS C AND HIV

In collaboration with Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, we are evaluating an ED-based HIV and hepatitis C virus screening program. In addition to the yield of screening, we are evaluating longitudinal outcomes, barriers to care and the impact of screening on ED operations. 

ACUTE PSYCHIATRIC CARE ACCESS

This project aims to look at populations data to dissect the impact of prolonged ED length of stay from the influence of patient characteristics such as age, sex, insurance status, homelessness, particular psychiatric diagnoses, substance abuse and medical co-morbidities on a patient's risk of being placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold, risk of recurrent ED visits and risk of mortality. This project seeks to fill the current gap in knowledge of the personal and financial impact of increasingly long ED LOS on high-risk psychiatric patients and on the volume of ED presentations for psychiatric illness.

STANFORD ALCOHOL SCREENING AND BRIEF INTERVENTION (SASBI) PROGRAMSASBI, started in 2011, is a local adaptation of screening, brief intervention and referral for treatment (SBIRT) program for alcohol and drugs. This program is required by American College of Surgeons for trauma center credentialing

INSURANCE LINKAGE PROGRAM

In partnership with Children’s Health Initiative (CHI) San Mateo, this program, started in 2005, links uninsured children and their families with low cost or free insurance. 

STANFORD HEALTH ADVOCATES AND RESEARCH IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT (SHARED) HELP DESK

Centralized, interdisciplinary help desk interface drawing from Stanford Hospital’s Social Work and Case Management Department, Stanford Law School, Stanford University School of Medicine and the undergraduate college, providing brief interventions in the ED and working with community partners to provide patients with community resources, public benefits and legal assistance.

 

Grants and Awards

Research

Innovation Challenge Program 
(January 2015 - December 2016)
“A Population Wide Analysis of Emergency Department Length of Stay for Patients Undergoing Inter-Facility Transfer for Severe Psychiatric Illness.” (Lippert, Wang)

Innovation Award in Population Science, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine (2014-2015)
“Evaluating the Impact of Emergency Department-Based Community Partnerships to Address Social Determinants of Health.” (Newberry, Wang)

Innovation Award in Patient Care, LPCH Children’s Hospital (2013)
“The Effect of Computerized Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention on Alcohol Consumption in Adolescent Patients in the Emergency Department” (Wang, Dannenberg)

Underdevelopment Grant, Stanford University Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (2011)
“Studying the Relationship among forms of Governance, Women’s Participation and Provision of Public Goods and Services in Chiapas Mexico” (CoPI Wang)

Career Development Award (K23 HD051595-01), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (2007-2012)
“Disparities in Pediatric Trauma Outcomes: Context, Access and Quality of Care” (PI Wang)

Education

Faculty College Grant (2012)
Development of Undergraduate Human Trafficking Course grant (Co PI Lippert, Walker, Jollick, Stacy)

Vice Provost of Online Learning Seed Grant (2012)
Development of an inquiry driven emergency medicine curriculum that incorporates complex social determinants into the required medical decision-making. (PI Lippert, Mahadevan)


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