Department of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine Leadership & Faculty

Zachary F Meisel, MD, MPH, MSHP

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Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Physician, Pennsylvania Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine
Attending Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Patient Safety Officer, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Center for Emergency Care Policy and Research, Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Member at Large, Medical Board, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Emergency Medicine

Contact information
Blockley Hall, University of Pennsylvania
423 Guardian Drive, Room 413
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4865
Office: 215-746-5618
Fax: 215-573-2701
BA (History)
Columbia College, Columbia University, 1993.
MPH (Public Health in Health Policy and Management)
Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, 1998.
MD (Doctor of Medicine)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1999.
MS (Health Policy Research)
University of Pennsylvania , 2010.
Post-Graduate Training
Residency in Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania , 1999-2003.
Clinical Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, 2008-2011.
Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2004.
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Description of Research Expertise

Narrative Medicine, Health Services Research, Emergency Care Access and Utilization, Patient Safety, Emergency Medical Services, Medical Journalism, Medical Writing, Communication, Dissemination and Translation of Health Services Research Results, Comparative Effectiveness Research Funding and Federal Policy

Description of Clinical Expertise

Emergency Medicine, Quality Assurance, Prehospital Care

Description of Other Expertise

Medical Journalism, Healthcare Writing

Selected Publications

Meisel ZF, Mitchell J, Polsky D, Boualam N, McGeoch E, Weiner J, Miclette M, Purtle J, Schackman B, Cannuscio CC: Strengthening partnerships between substance use researchers and policy makers to take advantage of a window of opportunity. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy Mar 2019.

Meisel ZF, Lupulescu-Mann N, Charlesworth CJ, Kim H, Sun BC : Conversion to Persistent or High-Risk Opioid Use after a New Prescription from the Emergency Department: Evidence from Washington Medicaid Beneficiaries Ann Emerg Med in press 2019.

Lowenstein M, Kilaru A, Perrone J, Meisel ZF, Delgado MK: Barriers and facilitators for emergency department initiation of buprenorphine: A physician survey. American Journal of Emergency Medicine in press 2019.

Graves RL, Andreyeva, E, Perrone, J, Shofer FS, Merchant RM, Meisel, ZF: Naloxone Availability and Pharmacy Staff Knowledge of Standing Order for Naloxone in Pennsylvania Pharmacies. Journal of Addiction Medicine Dec 2018.

Miclette MA, Lef JA, Cuan I, Samet JH, Saloner B, Mendell G, Bao Y, Ashburn MA, Bachhuber MA, Schackman BR, Polsky DE, Meisel ZF: Closing the gaps in opioid use disorder research, policy and practice: conference proceedings. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 13(22), Nov 2018.

Graves RL, Tufts C, Meisel ZF, Polsky D, Ungar L, Merchant RM.: Opioid Discussion in the Twittersphere. Substance Use Misuse 53(13): 2123-2139, Nov 2018.

Delgado MK, Huang Y, Meisel ZF, Hennessy S, Yokell M, Polsky D, Perrone J: National Variation in Opioid Prescribing and Risk of Prolonged Use for Opioid-Naive Patients Treated in the Emergency Department for Ankle Sprains. Annals of Emergency Medicine 72(4): 389-400, Oct 2018.

Bao Y, Wen K, Johnson P, Jeng PJ, Meisel ZF, Schackman BR: Assessing The Impact Of State Policies For Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs On High-Risk Opioid Prescriptions. Health Affairs 37(10), Oct 2018.

Puskarich MA, Callaway C, Silbergleit R, Pines JM, Obermeyer Z, Wright DW, Hsia RY, Shah MN, Monte AA, Limkakeng AT Jr, Meisel ZF, Levy PD.: Priorities to Overcome Barriers Impacting Data Science Application in Emergency Care Research. Acad Emerg Med July 2018.

Purtle J, Nelson K, Dodson B, Meisel ZF, Brownson R: Legislators’ Sources of Behavioral Health Research-Seeking Practices and Dissemination Preferences: Variations by Political Party. Psychiatric Services July 2018.

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