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

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.

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.

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.

Morgan AU, D’Alonzo B, Dupuis R, Whiteman ED, Upadhyay P, Reisley A, Klusaritz H, Cannuscio C.: Community Health Specialist Training for Librarians: Improving knowledge and confidence in addressing the social determinants of health. Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting April 2017.

Korwin A, Black H, Perez L, Morales K, Klusaritz H, Han X, Huang J, Rogers M, Ndicu G, Apter A: Exploring Patient Engagement: a qualitative analysis of low-income urban participants in asthma research American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA March 2017.

Klusaritz, H Cederbaum, JA, & Krauss, M: Population Health. Social Work and Integrated Health Care: From Policy to Practice and Back. Stanhope, V & Straussner, L (eds.). Oxford University Press, 2017.

Perez L, Morales KH, Klusaritz H, Han X, Huang J, Rogers M, Bennett IM, Rand CS, Ndicu G, Apter AJ.: A health care navigation tool assesses asthma self-management and health literacy. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 38(6): 1593–1599, December 2016.

Morgan AU, Dupuis R, D'Alonzo B, Johnson A, Graves A, Brooks KL, McClintock A, Klusaritz H, Bogner H, Long JA, Grande D, Cannuscio CC.: Beyond books: Public libraries as partners for population health. Health Affairs 35(11): 2030-2036, November 2016.

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Last updated: 12/14/2017
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