Shreya Kangovi, MD, MSHP

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Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
1233 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-573-0295
Fax: 215-573-2742
BA (Biology)
Columbia University, 2001.
MD (Medicine and Scholarly Pursuit )
Harvard Medical School, 2006.
MSHP (Heath Policy Research)
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania , 2013.
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Description of Other Expertise

Training of health professional students in socioeconomic determinants of health and community engagement

Description of Research Expertise

1) Perspectives of low-income patients on socioeconomic determinants of health and healthcare utilization

2) Effectiveness of community health workers in modifying behavioral, socioeconomic and health system barriers that affect patient-centered outcomes.

Selected Publications

Kangovi, S.; Blackstock, U.: Community health workers are essential in this crisis. We need more of them. The Washington Post July 2020.

Vasan A*, Morgan JW*, Mitra N, Xu C, Long JA, Asch DA, Kangovi S. “Effects of a standardized community health worker intervention on hospitalization among disadvantaged patients with multiple chronic conditions: a pooled analysis of three clinical trials.” Health Services Research 2020. In Press.: Effects of a Standardized Community Health Worker Intervention on Hospitalization: Results of a Pooled Analysis of Three Randomized Clinical Trials Health Services Research July 2020.

Butler, E.; Morgan A.; Kangovi, S.: Screening for unmet social needs: patient engagement or alienation? NEJM Catalyst July 2020.

Waters, R.: Community Workers Lend Human Connection To COVID-19 Response. Health Affairs July 2020 Notes: Feature on community health workers profiling Penn Center for Community Health Workers.

Elena Byhoff, Shreya Kangovi, MD MSHP, Seth A. Berkowitz, MD MPH, Matthew DeCamp, MD PhD, Elizabeth Dzeng, MD MPH PhD, Mark Earnest, MD PhD, Cristina M. Gonzalez, MD MEd, Sarah Hartigan, MD, Reena Karani, MD MHPE, Milad Memari, MD, Brita Roy, MD MPH MHS, Mark D. Schwartz, MD, Anna Volerman, MD, and Karen DeSalvo, MD MPH : A Society of General Internal Medicine Position Statement on the Internists Role in Social Determinants of Health. Journal of General Internal Medicine June 2020.

Nadella, P.; Butler, E.; Kangovi, S.: Defeating COVID-19 Locally: The Community Health Worker Ground Game. Harvard Center for Primary Care Blog June 2020.

S. Kangovi: Want to help battle COVID-19? Bring in more community health workers. AAMC News June 8 2020.

S. Kangovi: To Protect Public Health During And After The Pandemic, We Need A New Approach To Financing Community Health Workers. Health Affairs Blog June 5 2020.

Pranay Nadella, MPhil, Elena Butler and Shreya Kangovi, MD MS: Defeating COVID-19 Locally: The Community Health Worker Ground Game. Harvard Primary Care Blog June 10 2020.

S. Kangovi, P. O'Kane: Community Health Workers: Developing Standards to Support These Frontline Workers During the Pandemic and Beyond. Milbank Blog May 15 2020.

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Last updated: 09/08/2020
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