Jaya Aysola

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Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics , University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Associate Designated Institutional Official for Health Equity and Inclusion, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Education, Perelman School of Medicine
Research Director, Office of Inclusion and Diversity, Perelman School of Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Division of General Internal Medicine,
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
1229 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Office: 215-573-9475
Fax: 215-573-8778
BS (Anthropology-Zoology, Honors)
University of Michigan, 1996.
MD (Medicine)
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2000.
DTMH (Tropical Medicine and Hygiene)
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2005.
MPH (Healthcare Management and Policy)
Harvard School of Public Health, 2010.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

1)Social determinants and their role in uptake of primary care services; 2)The evaluation and development of models for improving primary care quality and reducing inequities; and 3)Leveraging social network connections to address provider and patient Behaviors contributing to health care and health inequities

Description of Other Expertise

Graduate Medical Education and Faculty Development in topics related to health equity, cultural humility and implicit bias
Research Director, Office of Inclusion and Diversity
Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Education

Description of Research Expertise

Health Equity and Health Care Disparities, Patient-Centered Medical Homes, Social Determinants of Health, Access to Care, and Provider Workforce

Selected Publications

Kearney, M., Barg, F., Bonilla-Martinez, A., Higginbotham, E., Aysola, J. : Discrimination and employee wellbeing: A qualitative analysis of the social, physical, and psychological effects of workplace behavior. Round table discussion presented at the meeting of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta, FL November 2017.

Vidya Viswanathan, Matthew Seigerman, Edward Manning, and Jaya Aysola: Examining Provider Bias In Health Care Through Implicit Bias Rounds. Health Affairs Blog. Health Affairs, July 2017.

Jaya Aysola, Frances K. Barg, Ana Bonilla Martinez, Matthew Kearney,Kareha Agesa, Carlos Carmona,Eve Higginbotham : Understanding and Pursuing Inclusion within Health Care Organizations. 2017 Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Annual Meeting April 2017.

Jaya Aysola, Hairong Huo, Marilyn Schapira: Knowledge that Lifestyle Behaviors Prevent Cancer and Behavioral Adoption. 2017 Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Annual Meeting April 2017.

Jaya Aysola, Hairong Huo, Marilyn Schapira: Patient-Centered Primary Care, Social Networks, and Cancer Prevention Knowledge and Beliefs in US Adults. 2017 Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Annual Meeting April 2017.

Jaya Aysola, Jennifer Myers: Two for the Price of One: Graduate Medical Education Training in Quality Improvement and Equity in Health Care. Academic Medicine IN PRESS 2017.

Chaiyachati KH; Grande D; Aysola J: Health systems tackling social determinants of health: promises, pitfalls, and opportunities of current policies. American Journal of Managed Care November 2016.

Aysola J; Tahirovic E; Troxel AB; Asch DA; Gangemi K; Hodlofski A; Zhu J; Volpp KG: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Opt-in Versus Opt-Out Enrollment into a Diabetes Behavioral Intervention. American Journal of Health Promotion October 2016.

Aysola Jaya: Capsule Commentary on Wong et al., Patient-Centered Medical Home Implementation in the Veterans Health Administration and Primary Care Use: Differences by Patient Comorbidity Burden. Journal of general internal medicine Sep 2016.

Schapira Marilyn M, Aggarwal Charu, Akers Scott, Aysola Jaya, Imbert Diana, Langer Corey, Simone Charlie B, Strittmatter Emily, Vachani Anil, Fraenkel Liana: How Patients View Lung Cancer Screening: The Role of Uncertainty in Medical Decision Making. Annals of the American Thoracic Society Sep 2016.

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Last updated: 01/10/2018
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