Department of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine Leadership & Faculty

Zachary F Meisel, MD, MPH, MSHP

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Associate 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

Gollust S, Meisel ZF, Grande D: Is Twitter the Key to Translating Health Services Research? Sept 2017 Notes:

Grande D, Meisel ZF, Merchant RM, Seymour J, Gollust SE: Twitter Accounts Followed by Congressional Health Staff. Am J Manag Care 23(7): e238-e244, July 2017 Notes: Am J Manag Care. 2017;23(7):e238-e244.

Rising, KL, 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, Montori VM, Hess EP: Effectiveness of a Decision Aid in Potentially Vulnerable Patients: A Secondary Analysis of the Chest Pain Choice Multicenter Randomized Trial. Medical Decision Making May 2017.

Carpenter CR, Meisel ZF: Overcoming the Tower of Babel in Medical Science by Finding the "EQUATOR": Research Reporting Guidelines. Acad Emerg Med May 2017.

Wightmana RS, Perrone J, Erowid F, Erowid E, Meisel ZF, Nelson LS: Comparative Analysis of Opioid Queries on An Opportunity to Advance HarmReduction. Substance Use and Misuse Apr 2017.

Gollust SE, Seymour J, Pany M, Goss A, Meisel ZF, Grande DT: Mutual Distrust: Perspectives from Researchers and Policymakers on the Research to Policy Gap in 2013 and Recommendations for the Future. INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing. Sage, April 2017.

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.

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