Heather A Klusaritz

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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
CTSA Community Engagement and Research Core, Steering Committee Member , University of Pennsylvania
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
Director of Community Health Services, Center for Health Equity Advancement, Penn Medicine
Advisory Board, Penn Medicine Center for Addiction Medicine & Policy

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.
Post-Graduate Training
Global Health Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2006-2007.
Penn Medicine Leadership Forum Participant, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2011-2011.
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Selected Publications

Klusaritz H, Bilger A, Paterson E, Summers C, Barg FK, Cronholm PF, Saine ME, Sochalski J, Doubeni CA.: Impact of Stigma on Clinician Training for Opioid Use Disorder Care: A Qualitative Study in a Primary Care Learning Collaborative. Ann Fam Med 2023.

Constantine ML, Rockwood TH, Rickey LM, Bavendam T, Low LK, Lowder JL, Markland AD, McGwin G, Mueller ER, Newman DK, Putnam S, Rudser K, Smith AL, Stapleton AE, Miller JM, Lukacz ES; of the Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) Research Consortium.: Validation of bladder health scales and function indices for women's research. Am J Obstet Gynecol Dec 2022.

Burgio KL, Cunningham SD, Newman DK, Low LK, Nodora J, Lipman TH, Gahagan S, Klusaritz H, James AS, Rickey L, Kenton KS, Hebert-Beirne J, Williams BR; Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) Research Consortium.: Need for Public Health Messaging Related to Bladder Health from Adolescence to Advanced Age. J Womens Health (Larchmt) Nov 2022.

Smith AL, Rudser K, Harlow BL, McGwin G, Barthold J, Brady SS, Brubaker L, Cunningham SD, Griffith JW, Kenton K, Klusaritz H, Lewis CE, Lukacz ES, Maki J, Markland AD, Mueller ER, Newman DK, Nodora J, Rickey LM, Rockwood T, Simon M, Wyman JF, Sutcliffe S; Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) Research Consortium.: RISE FOR HEALTH: Rationale and protocol for a prospective cohort study of bladder health in women. Neurourol Urodyn Nov 2022.

Klusaritz H, Maki J, Levin E, Ayala A, Nodora J, Coyne-Beasley T, Hebert-Beirne J, Lipman TH, James A, Gus E, Cunningham SD; Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) Research Consortium..: A community-engaged approach to the design of a population-based prospective cohort study to promote bladder health. Neurourol Urodyn Nov 2022.

Klusaritz H, Paterson E, Summers C, Al-Ramahi N, Naseer N, Jeudin H, Sydnor Y, Enoch M, Dollard N, Young KD, Khan N, Henne J, Doubeni A, Kasbekar N, Gitelman Y, Brennan PJ, Bream K, Cannuscio CC, Wender RC, Feuerstein-Simon R.: Community-Based COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in Medically Underserved Neighborhoods to Improve Access and Equity, Philadelphia, 2021-2022. Am J Public Health Oct 2022.

Feuerstein-Simon R, Strelau KM, Naseer N, Claycomb K, Kilaru A, Lawman H, Watson-Lewis L, Klusaritz H, Van Pelt AE, Penrod N, Srivastava T, Nelson HCM, James R, Hall M, Weigelt E, Summers C, Paterson E, Aysola J, Thomas R, Lowenstein D, Advani P, Meehan P, Merchant RM, Volpp KG, Cannuscio CC.: Design, Implementation, and Outcomes of a Volunteer-Staffed Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Initiative at an Urban Academic Medical Center. JAMA Netw Open 5(9): e2232110, Sep 2022.

Apter AJ, Bryant-Stephens T, Han X, Park H, Morgan A, Klusaritz H, Cidav Z, Banerjee A, Localio AR, Morales KH.: Clinic navigation and home visits to improve asthma care in low income adults with poorly controlled asthma: Before and during the pandemic. Contemp Clin Trials Jul 2022.

Smith AL, Chen J, Wyman JF, Newman DK, Berry A, Schmitz K, Stapleton AE, Klusaritz H, Lin G, Stambakio H, Sutcliffe S.: Survey of lower urinary tract symptoms in United States women using the new lower urinary tract dysfunction research Network-Symptom Index 29 (LURN-SI-29) and a national research registry. Neurourol Urodyn Jan 2022.

Compton P, Aronowitz SV, Klusaritz H, Anderson E.: Acute pain and self-directed discharge among hospitalized patients with opioid-related diagnoses: a cohort study. Harm Reduct J 18: 131, Dec 2021.

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