David A. Asch

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John Morgan Professor
Executive Director, Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Director, National Clinician Scholars Program
Department: Medicine

Contact information
3600 Civic Center Boulevard - 8th Floor West
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-2705
A.B. (Philosophy)
Harvard University, 1980.
M.D. (Medicine)
Cornell University, 1984.
M.B.A. (Decision Sciences and Health Care Management)
The Wharton School, 1989.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident in Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1984-1987.
Clinical Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, 1987-1989.
Fellow in General Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1987-1989.
American Board of Internal Medicine , 1987.
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Description of Research Expertise

Behavioral Economics
Clinical Economics
Health Policy

Selected Publications

Asch DA.: COVID-19 Mortality and Stress to the Hospital System from High Patient Load-Reply. JAMA Intern Med 181: 1134, Aug 2021.

Morgan AU, Balachandran M, Do D, Lam D, Parambath A, Chaiyachati KH, Bonalumi NM, Day SC, Lee KC, Asch DA: Remote monitoring of patients with COVID-19: Design, implementation, and outcomes of the first 3,000 patients in COVID Watch. NEJM Catal Innov Care Deliv July 2021.

Jenssen BP, Schnoll R, Beidas R, Bekelman J, Bauer AM, Scott C, Evers-Casey S, Nicoloso J, Gabriel P, Asch DA, Buttenheim A, Chen J, Melo J, Shulman LN, Clifton ABW, Lieberman A, Salam T, Zentgraf K, Rendle KA, Chaiyachati K, Shelton R, Wileyto EP, Ware S, Leone F.: Rationale and protocol for a cluster randomized pragmatic clinical trial testing behavioral economic implementation strategies to improve tobacco treatment rates for cancer patients who smoke. Implement Sci 16: 72, Jul 2021.

Choi K, Gitelman Y, Leri D, Deleener ME, Hahn L, O'Malley C, Lang E, Patel N, Jones T, Emperado K, Erickson C, Rosin R, Asch D, Hanson CW 3rd, Adusumalli S.: Insourcing and scaling a telemedicine solution in under 2 weeks: Lessons for the digital transformation of health care. Healthc (Amst) 9: 100568, Jul 2021.

Asch DA, Islam MN, Sheils NE, Chen Y, Doshi JA, Buresh J, Werner RM.: Patient and Hospital Factors Associated With Differences in Mortality Rates Among Black and White US Medicare Beneficiaries Hospitalized With COVID-19 Infection. JAMA Netw Open 4: e2112842, Jun 2021.

Grande D, Luna Marti X, Merchant RM, Asch DA, Dolan A, Sharma M, Cannuscio CC.: Consumer Views on Health Applications of Consumer Digital Data and Health Privacy Among US Adults: Qualitative Interview Study. J Med Internet Res 23: e29395, Jun 2021.

Grande D, Mitra N, Marti XL, Merchant R, Asch D, Dolan A, Sharma M, Cannuscio C.: Consumer Views on Using Digital Data for COVID-19 Control in the United States. JAMA Netw Open 4: e2110918, May 2021.

Mehta SJ, Day SC, Norris AH, Sung J, Reitz C, Wollack C, Snider CK, Shaw PA, Asch DA.: Behavioral interventions to improve population health outreach for hepatitis C screening: randomized clinical trial. BMJ 373: n1022, May 2021.

Kilaru AS, Lee K, Grossman L, Mankoff Z, Snider CK, Bressman E, Porges SB, Hemmert KC, Greysen SR, Asch DA, Delgado MK.: Short-Stay Hospitalizations for Patients with COVID-19: A Retrospective Cohort Study. J Clin Med 10: 1966, May 2021.

Kilaru AS, Resnick D, Flynn D, Rangnekar A, Snyder M, Oyekanmi K, Fitzpatrick D, Meisel ZF, Asch DA, Chaiyachati KH.: Practical alternative to hospitalization for emergency department patients (PATH): A feasibility study. Healthc (Amst) 9: 100545, Apr 2021.

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