Meghan Brooks Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM

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David E. Longnecker Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Member, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Affiliated Faculty, Palliative and Acute Illness Research Center, University of Pennsylvania
Core Faculty, Cardiovascular Outcomes, Quality, and Evaluative Research (CAVOQER) Center
Co-lead, Research and Education Component, Center for Improving Care Delivery for the Aging, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
Senior Scholar, Penn Injury Science Center
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Vice Chair of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine
Executive Director, Penn Implementation Science Center at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

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University of Pennsylvania
Department of Anesthesiology
423 Guardian Drive
309 Blockley Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4865
Office: 215-573-7399
AB (Molecular and Cell Biology / Interdisciplinary Studies)
University of California, Berkeley, 2001.
MD (Medicine)
Yale University School of Medicine, 2006.
MSHP (Health Policy Research)
University of Pennsylvania, 2013.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Critical care medicine

Description of Research Expertise

I am a physician-scientist with board certification in anesthesiology and critical care medicine who has been committed to the advancement of patient safety for fifteen years. My research agenda is centered on the rigorous study of strategies to support the safe and high-quality care of hospitalized patients. I employ principles from implementation science and human factors engineering, including qualitative and mixed methods, to promote the uptake and effective use of evidence-based practice in acute care. As a vice chair in anesthesiology, I foster inclusion, diversity, and equity in my department and in academic medicine more broadly through recruitment, retention, education, and professional development efforts, and by working with institutional partners to affect structural changes to ensure equity in the workplace and in clinical care. As a research mentor, I work with undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students, fellows, and early stage faculty to build their capacity to conduct impactful, paradigm-shifting health services research.

Selected Publications

Lane-Fall MB, Shapiro DS, Kaplan LJ (eds): After the ICU: Multi-professional Perspectives on Critical Illness Survivorship for Primary Care Providers, Patients, and Families. McGraw-Hill 2023 Notes: in press.

Watach A, Bae C, Balachandran M, Schwab R, Lane-Fall M: Utilizing workflow mapping and stakeholder engagement to enhance implementation planning of an e-health practice improvement innovation in a sleep center. Poster presentation at the 15th Annual AcademyHealth/NIH Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health, December 2022, Washington, DC December 2022.

Conn Busch J, Wu J, Anglade E, Peifer H, Lane-Fall M: So Many Ways to Be Wrong: Completeness And Accuracy In Operating Room To Intensive Care Unit Handoffs. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA October 2022 Notes: Accepted for virtual oral presentation.

Hose B-Z, Conn Busch, J, Lane-Fall M, Bass EJ: Systematic Approach for Comparing Team-based Care Processes. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2022 Annual Meeting October 2022 Notes: Conference paper.

Ashiru B, Cronin KM, Potestio CP, Pukenas EW, Burden AR, McEniry B, Lane-Fall MB: Enriching Future Physician Scientists: Student Led, Faculty Mentored Data Collection For HATRICC-US Trial. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA October 2022 Notes: Accepted for oral presentation.

Yarabarla V, Mylarapu A, Lane-Fall M: Characterizing Methods For Assigning Gender, Race, and Ethnicity In Anesthesiology And Surgery Workforce Research. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA October 2022 Notes: Accepted for virtual poster presentation.

Beidas RS, Dorsey S, Lewis CC, Lyon AR, Powell BJ, Purtle J, Saldana L, Shelton RC, Wiltsey Stirman S, Lane-Fall MB: Promises and pitfalls in implementation science from the perspective of United States based researchers: Learning from a pre-mortem. Implementation Science August 2022 Notes: Accepted for publication, in press.

Lazzara EH, Simonson RJ, Gisick LM, Griggs AC, Rickel EA, Wahr J, Lane-Fall MB, Keebler JR.: Does standardisation improve post-operative anaesthesia handoffs? Meta-analyses on provider, patient, organisational, and handoff outcomes. Ergonomics 65(8): 1138-1153, August 2022.

Bass GA, Kaplan LJ, Ryan ÉJ, Cao Y, Lane-Fall M, Duffy CC, Vail EA, Mohseni S.: The snapshot audit methodology: design, implementation and analysis of prospective observational cohort studies in surgery. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery July 2022 Notes: Electronically published ahead of print.

Chesley CF, Anesi GL, Chowdhury M, Schaubel D, Liu VX, Lane-Fall MB, Halpern SD.: Characterizing Equity of Intensive Care Unit Admissions for Sepsis and Acute Respiratory Failure. Annals of the American Thoracic Society July 2022 Notes: Electronically published ahead of print.

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Last updated: 12/31/2022
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