I'm an emergency physician and health services researcher whose goal is to the improve the quality, equity, and patient-centeredness of emergency care. I have led nine grants as Principal Investigator or Co-PI since 2014 totaling over $1.5 million in direct costs. I recently joined the faculty at Stanford after starting my career in New York City.
I am a leading expert on acute care within alternative payment models: I led one of the first studies on the role of emergency departments within Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and found that most have invested in alternatives of ED care, with little attention to coordination of care once patients inevitably arrive in the ED. The failure to partner with ED providers to improve care transitions represents a missed opportunity to improve value—especially since admissions from the ED are the primary driver of U.S. hospital-based spending and is driven by modifiable factors such as availability of post-ED follow-up care.
My funded projects have identified drivers of variation in ED admission rates and strategies to improve the retention of diverse academic health professionals workforce. My work has been funded by the Emergency Medicine Foundation and the American Board of Medical Specialties. I have received several national awards, including the 2021 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Young Investigator Award and the 2016 AcademyHealth Presidential Scholarship for New Health Services Researchers. I previously served as a fellow and consultant to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services/ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS/ CMMI).
I completed residency at Bellevue Hospital and fellowship in Health Policy Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. I'm a former endurance athlete & Ironman finisher, coffee aficionado, and urban gardener.