Harald Schmidt, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Research Associate, Center for Health Incentives at the Leonard Davis Institute
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Department: Medical Ethics and Health Policy

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14th Floor, Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-573-4519
M.A. (Major: Philosophy; Minors: History and Linguistics (M.A. includes B.A. equivalent))
University of Munster, Germany, 2001.
Ph.D. (Public Policy)
London School of Economics and Political Science, U.K., 2012.
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Selected Publications

Tipirneni R, Schmidt H, Lantz PM, Karmakar M: Associations of 4 Geographic Social Vulnerability Indices With US COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality. American Journal of Public Health 112(11): 1584-88, Sept 2022.

Bartholomew T, Naci H, Robertson E, Schmidt H: Use of adherence monitoring in drug contracts tied to outcomes: Put patients first. British Medical Journal Page: e062188, Mar 2022.

Bartholomew T, Colleoni M, Schmidt H: Financial incentives for breast cancer screening undermine informed choice. British Medical Journal 376: e065726, Jan 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1136/bmj-2021-065726

Srivastava T, Schmidt H, Sadecki E, Kornides ML: Disadvantage indices deployed to promote equitable allocation of COVID-19 vaccines in the US: A scoping review of differences and similarities in design. JAMA Health Forum 3(1): e214501, Jan 2022.

Schmidt H, Shaikh SJ, Sadecki E, Buttenheim A, Gollust S: Public attitudes about equitable COVID-19 vaccine allocation: a randomised experiment of race-based versus novel place-based frames. Journal of Medical Ethics 48(12): 993-999, 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1136/jme-2022-108194.

Schmidt H, Shaikh SJ, Sadecki E, Gollust S : US adults’ preferences for race-based and place-based prioritisation for COVID-19 vaccines. Journal of Medical Ethics 48(7): 497-500, Dec 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1136/medethics-2021-107741.

Hoskins K, Schmidt H: Breastfeeding, Personal Responsibility and Financial Incentives. Public Health Ethics 14(3): 233-241, Nov 2021.

Schmidt H, Roberts DE, Eneanya AD: Sequential organ failure assessment, ventilator rationing and evolving triage guidance: New evidence underlines the need to recognise and revise, unjust allocation frameworks [peer-reviewed] Journal of Medical Ethics 48(2): 136-138, Oct 2021 Notes: Peer-reviewed. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2021-107696).

Schmidt H, Spieker AJ, Luo T, Szymczak JE, Grande D: Variability in Primary Care Physician Attitudes Toward Medicaid Work Requirement Exemption Requests Made by Patients With Depression. JAMA Health Forum 2(10): e212932, Oct 2021.

Schmidt, H, Roberts, D, Enenanya A: The Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) and revised ventilator triage guidance: Since we are still implementing outdated and more inequitable frameworks now, will we learn any lessons longer term? Journal of Medical Ethics Blog Oct 2021.

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