Division of General Internal Medicine

Division of General Internal Medicine
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Judith A. Long, MD

Professor of Medicine at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Staff Physician, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Core Faculty, Philadelphia VA Center for Health Equity Promotion and Research
Member, University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism and Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center
Co-Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania
Co-Director, Philadelphia VA Center for the Evaluation of Patient Aligned Care Teams (CEPACT)
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine Chief, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
1201 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-898-4311
Fax: 215-573-8779
Education:
BA (Biology)
University of Chicago, 1987.
MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1993.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Primary Care Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital/University of California, San Francisco, CA, 1993-1994.
Resident in Primary Care Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital/University of California, San Francisco, CA, 1994-1996.
Fellowship, Clinician Educator Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1996-1997.
Fellowship, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1997-1999.
Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1996.
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2006.
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Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Long’s research focuses on social determinants of health and health care especially as they pertain to socioeconomic and racial disparities. Dr. Long’s current work focuses on interventions to support behavioral change in low-income patients with chronic diseases. She recently completed two studies funded by NIH evaluating the effectiveness of peer mentoring and financial incentives to improve glucose control in African Americans with poorly controlled diabetes. Both studies were randomized controlled trials (RCT). She is also the PI of a RCT evaluating how best to create sustainable peer mentor models for the VA. This study is being funded by VA HSR&D. Most recently she received a PCORI grant to evaluate the effectiveness of using Community Health Workers (CHWs) to help low income patients with multiple chronic diseases improve their health. Dr. Long is also actively engaged in the training of Health Services and Policy Researchers at Penn, until July 2015, she was the Director of Penn’s Master of Science in Health Policy Research (MSHP) and PI of Penn’s NRSA Generalist Training Grant. Currently she Co-Directs the Penn Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, and will be a co-Director of the new National Clinician Scholars Program.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr Long is boarded in and practices general internal medicine.
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Last updated: 08/23/2016
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