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
Core Faculty, Global Health Equities Track of Medicine Residency Program, 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
1111 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Office: 215-573-9475
Fax: 215-573-8778
BS (Anthropology-Zoology)
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)The assessment of policy interventions aimed at improving access to primary care workforce for vulnerable populations.

Description of Other Expertise

Training Housestaff and medical students on health equity related topics, 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

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.

Jaya Aysola, Hairong Huo, Diana Harris and Eve Higginbotham: Predictors of Health Workforce Experiences with Cultural Competence, Poster Session: Healthcare Workforce. Academy Health Research Meeting, Boston MA June 2016.

Jaya Aysola, MD, MPH, Hairong Huo, MS, PhD, Diana Harris, PhD and Eve Higginbotham, MD: Predictors of Cultural Competence Experience Among Health Care Employees. SGIM Annual Research Meeting, Poster Session, Hollywood Fl May 2016.

Jaya Aysola; Marilyn M. Schapira; Hairong Huo; Rachel M. Werner: The Relationship between Patient Experience, Care Quality, and No Show Rates in the Outpatient Primary Care Setting Jaya Aysola; Marilyn M. Schapira; Hairong Huo; Rachel M. Werner. Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting May 2016.

Yun S, Kruse G, Aysola J. : “Predictors of admission to an observation versus inpatient service after medicare two-midnight rule.” Poster Session, SGIM Annual Research Meeting, Hollywood FL May 2016.

Kreider Amanda R, French Benjamin, Aysola Jaya, Saloner Brendan, Noonan Kathleen G, Rubin David M: Quality of Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care for Children in Low-Income Families. JAMA pediatrics 170(1): 43-51, Jan 2016.

Aysola J, Groves D, Hicks LS,: Health Center Professional Programs and Primary Care Workforce. Journal of Family Medicine and Community Health December 2015.

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Last updated: 04/13/2017
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