Shivan J. Mehta, MD, MBA, MSHP

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Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Affiliated Faculty, University of Pennsylvania Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics
Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania Leonard David Institute of Health Economics
Staff Physician, Gastroenterology, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Co-Director, Quality Improvement and Delivery Science (QUIDS) Program
Associate Chief Innovation Officer, University of Pennsylvania
Core Faculty, Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety, Perelman School of Medicine
Member, University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center
Physician Lead, Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategy team, Penn Medicine
Associate Director, T32 Gastroenterology Clinical Epidemiology Training Grant, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Innovation Faculty, Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation, Abramson Cancer Center
Department: Medicine

Contact information
3600 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-898-9807
BA (Economics)
Yale University, 2001.
MBA (Healthcare Management)
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2006.
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2006.
MSHP (Health Policy Research)
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2012.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

General gastroenterology, colorectal cancer screening

Description of Other Expertise

Health care delivery innovation, design thinking

Description of Research Expertise

1.) Improving the quality of and access to population-based colorectal cancer screening
2.) Leveraging behavioral economics, new technology, and care redesign to improve population health outcomes
3.) Pragmatic trials of health care delivery innovation

Selected Publications

Naik A, Syvyk S, Tong J, Wirtalla C, Barg FK, Guerra CE, Mehta SJ, Wender R, Merchant RM, Kelz RR: Factors Associated With Primary Care Physician Decision-making When Making Medication Recommendations vs Surgical Referrals. JAMA Network Open 6(2): e2256086, February 2023 Notes: doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.56086.

Finn CB, Wirtalla C, Roberts SE, Collier K, Mehta SJ, Guerra CE, Airoldi E, Zhang X, Keele L, Aarons CB, Jensen ST, Kelz RR: Comparison of Simulated Outcomes of Colorectal Cancer Surgery at the Highest-Performing vs Chosen Local Hospitals. JAMA Network Open 6(2): e2255999, February 2023 Notes: doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.55999.

Asch DA, Troxel AB, Goldberg LR, Tanna MS, Mehta SJ, Norton LA, Zhu J, Iannotte LG, Klaiman T, Lin Y, Russell LB, Volpp KG: Remote Monitoring and Behavioral Economics in Managing Heart Failure in Patients Discharged From the Hospital: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Internal Medicine 182(6): 643-649, June 2022 Notes: DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2022.1383.

Mehta SJ, Mallozzi C, Shaw PA, Reitz C, McDonald C, Vandertuyn M, Balachandran M, Kopinsky M, Sevinc C, Johnson A, Ward R, Park SH, Snider CK, Rosin R, Asch DA: Effect of Text Messaging and Behavioral Interventions on COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Network Open 5(6): e2216649, June 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.16649.

Wainwright JV, Mehta SJ, Clifton A, Bocage C, Ogden SN, Cohen S, Rendle KA: Persistent Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Completion Amid Centralized Outreach: A Mixed Methods Study. American Journal of Health Promotion 36(4): 697-05, May 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1177/08901171211064492.

Palchaudhuri S, Mehta SJ, Snider CK, Hudson L, Wu GD, Pickett-Blakely O: Hospital discharge on enteral nutrition is associated with increased hospital readmissions. Journal of the American Nutrition Association 22(1): 1-4, April 2022 Notes: DOI: 10.1080/07315724.2021.2022034.

Mehta SJ, Palat S, Reitz C, Okorie E, McDonald C, Shaw PA, Glanz K, Asch DA: A Randomized Trial of Choice Architecture and Mailed Colorectal Cancer Screening Outreach in a Community Health Setting. National Comprehensive Cancer Network Annual Conference April 2022 Notes: poster presentation.

Finn CB, Tong JK, Alexander HE, Wirtalla C, Wachtel H, Guerra CE, Mehta SJ, Wender R, Kelz RR: How Referring Providers Choose Specialists for Their Patients: a Systematic Review. Journal of General Internal Medicine 19(1): 07574-6, April 2022 Notes: DOI: 10.1007/s11606-022-07574-6.

Mehta SJ, Torgersen J, Small DS, Mallozzi CP, McGreevey JD, Rareshide CAL, Evans CN, Epps M, Stabile D, Snider CK, Patel MS: Effect of a Default Order vs an Alert in the Electronic Health Record on Hepatitis C Virus Screening Among Hospitalized Patients: A Stepped-Wedge Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Network Open 5(3): e222427, March 2022 Notes: DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.2427.

Ahmad NA, Mehta SJ: An Automated Reporting System for Colonoscopy Quality: Lessons in Implementation. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 20(2): 252-255, February 2022 Notes: DOI: 10.1016/j.cgh.2021.10.001.

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Last updated: 05/12/2023
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