Heather A Klusaritz

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Adjunct Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health
Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice
Center for Public Health Initiatives, Working Group on Access to Care in West Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
CPHI Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
Core Faculty, Graduate Program in Public Health Studies
Director, Service Link, Center for Public Health Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Director of Community Engagement, Center for Public Health Initiatives
Associate Director, Center for Community and Population Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Department: Family Medicine and Community Health

Contact information
Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
3620 Hamilton Walk, Anatomy/Chemistry, Rm. 143
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-1849
Fax: 215-573-9025
Honors BA (Psychology)
Marquette University, 1997.
University of Pennsylvania, 2002.
PhD (Social Welfare)
University of Pennsylvania, 2012.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Access to care for vulnerable populations; health disparities; integrated behavioral health;

Selected Publications

Arenas D, Lett LA, Klusaritz H, Teitelman AM: A Monte Carlo simulation approach for estimating the health and economic impact of interventions provided at a student-run clinic PLOS ONE 12(12), December 2018.

Schroeder K, Klusaritz H, Dupuis R, Bolick A, Graves A, Lipman TH, Cannuscio C: Perceptions of access to physical activity in a gentrifying urban neighborhood. 30th Annual ENRS Scientific Sessions April 2018.

Stollon S, Klusaritz H: Understanding the effects of compound risk: Healthcare access for low-income minority young adults with disabilities. American Public Health Association, Annual Meeting November 2017.

Morgan AU, D'Alonzo BA, Dupuis R, Whiteman ED, Kallem S, McClintock A, Fein JA, Klusaritz H, Cannuscio CC: Public library staff as community health partners: training program design and evaluation. Health Promot Pract [Epub ahead of print], Oct 2017.

Morgan Anna U, D'Alonzo Bernadette A, Dupuis Roxanne, Whiteman Eliza D, Kallem Stacey, McClintock Autumn, Fein Joel A, Klusaritz Heather, Cannuscio Carolyn C: Public Library Staff as Community Health Partners: Training Program Design and Evaluation. Health promotion practice Page: 1524839917735304, Oct 2017.

Upadhyay P, D'Alonzo B, Morgan AU, Dupuis R, Jain A, Daingerfield-Fries K, Johnson A, Klusaritz H, Cannuscio C. : A needs assessment for the South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center: understanding staff interactions with vulnerable populations. The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Annual Student Poster Session May 2017.

Aptera AJ,Morales KH, Han X,Perez L,Huang J,Ndicu G,Localio A, Nardif A, Klusaritz H, Rogers M, Phillips A, Cidavc Z, Schwartz, JS : A Patient Advocate to facilitate access and improve communication, care, and outcomes in adults with moderate or severe asthma: Rationale, design, and methods of a randomized controlled trial Contemporary Clinical Trials 56: 34-45, May 2017.

Korwin A, Black H, Perez L, Morales KH, Klusaritz H, Han X, Huang J, Rogers M, Ndicu G, Apter AJ.: Exploring Patient Engagement: A Qualitative Analysis of Low-Income Urban Participants in Asthma Research. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 5(6): 1625-1631.e2, May 2017.

Apter Andrea J, Morales Knashawn H, Han Xiaoyan, Perez Luzmercy, Huang Jingru, Ndicu Grace, Localio Anna, Nardi Alyssa, Klusaritz Heather, Rogers Marisa, Phillips Alexis, Cidav Zuleyha, Schwartz J Sanford: A patient advocate to facilitate access and improve communication, care, and outcomes in adults with moderate or severe asthma: Rationale, design, and methods of a randomized controlled trial. Contemporary clinical trials 56: 34-45, May 2017.

Frasso R, Golinkoff A, Klusaritz H, Kellom K, Kollar-McArthur H, Miller-Day M, Gabbay R, Cronholm PF.: How nurse-led practices perceive implementation of the patient-centered medical home. Appl Nurs Res 34: 34-39, April 2017.

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Last updated: 01/26/2018
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