Department of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine Leadership & Faculty

Zachary F Meisel, MD, MPH, MSHP

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Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Physician, Pennsylvania Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine
Attending Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Patient Safety Officer, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Emergency Medicine

Contact information
Blockley Hall, University of Pennsylvania
423 Guardian Drive, Room 413
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4865
Office: 215-746-5618
Fax: 215-573-2701
BA (History)
Columbia College, Columbia University, 1993.
MPH (Public Health in Health Policy and Management)
Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, 1998.
MD (Doctor of Medicine)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1999.
MS (Health Policy Research)
University of Pennsylvania , 2010.
Post-Graduate Training
Residency in Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania , 1999-2003.
Clinical Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, 2008-2011.
Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2004.
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Description of Research Expertise

Narrative Medicine, Health Services Research, Emergency Care Access and Utilization, Patient Safety, Emergency Medical Services, Medical Journalism, Medical Writing, Communication, Dissemination and Translation of Health Services Research Results, Comparative Effectiveness Research Funding and Federal Policy

Description of Clinical Expertise

Emergency Medicine, Quality Assurance, Prehospital Care

Description of Other Expertise

Medical Journalism, Healthcare Writing

Selected Publications

Sinnenberg LE, Wanner KJ, Perrone J, Barg FK, Rhodes, KV, Meisel ZF: What Factors Affect Physicians' Decisions to Prescribe Opioids in Emergency Departments? Med Dec Making Policy and Practice. Sage Publications, 2(1), Jan-June 2017.

Maughan BC, Meisel ZF, Venkatesh AK, Lin MP, Perry WM, Schuur JD, Pines JM, Kizzie-Gillett CL, Vaughan W, Grudzen CR: Health Policy and Shared Decision Making in Emergency Care: A Research Agenda. Acad Emerg Med 23(12): 1380-1385, Dec 2016.

Hess EP, Hollander JE, Schaffer JT, Kline JA, Torres CA, Diercks DB, Jones R, Owen KP, Meisel ZF, Demers M, Leblanc A , Shah ND, Inselman J, Herrin J, Castaneda-Guarderas A, Montori, VM: Shared decision making in patients with low risk chest pain: prospective randomized pragmatic trial. BMJ. BMJ Group,(355:i6165), December 2016 Notes:

Meisel ZF, Gollust SE, Grande D: Translating Research for Health Policy Decisions: Is it Time for Researchers to Join Social Media? Academic Medicine. Wolters Kluwer, 91(10): 1341-1343, Oct 2016.

Sinnenberg L, Umscheid CA, Leri D, Meisel ZF: Communicating Guideline Recommendations Using Graphic Narrative versus Text-Based Broadcast Screensavers. Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) September 2016.

Rodgers MA, Meisel, ZF, Wiebe D, Crits-Christoph P, Rhodes KV: Wireless Participant Incentives Using Reloadable Bank Cards to Increase Clinical Trial Retention with Abused Women Drinkers: A Natural Experiment. J Interpers Violence Aug 2016 Notes: epub ahead of print.

Dupuis R, Meisel ZF, Grande D, Strupp E, Kounaves S, Graves A, Frasso R, Cannuscio CC: Food allergy management among restaurant workers in a large U.S. city. Food Control 63: 147–157, May 2016.

Meisel ZF, Metlay JP, Sinnenberg L, Kilaru AS, Grossestreuer A, Barg FK, Shofer FS, Rhodes KV, Perrone J. : A Randomized Trial Testing the Impact of Narrative Vignettes vs. Guideline Summaries on Provider Response to a Professional Organization Clinical Guideline for Safe Opioid Prescribing. Ann Emerg Med. Elsevier, epub ahead of print: doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.03.007, April 2016.

Ranard BL, Werner RM, Antanavicius T, Schwartz HA, Smith RJ, Meisel ZF, Asch DA, Ungar LH, Merchant RM: Yelp Reviews of Hospital Care Can Supplement and Inform Traditional Surveys of the Patient Experience of Care. Health Affairs 35: 4697-705, Apr 2016.

Meisel ZF, VonHoltz LA, Merchant RM: Crowdsourcing healthcare costs: Opportunities and challenges for patient centered price transparency Healthcare, The Journal of Delivery Science. Elsevier, 4(1): 3-5, Mar 2016 Notes:

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