Zachary F Meisel, MD, MPH, MSHP

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Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Director, Policy and Dissemination Core, Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV.
Associate Director and Lead, Outreach Core, Penn Injury Science Center, a CDC Funded National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Member at Large, Medical Board, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, Professionalism, and Wellness, Department of Emergency Medicine
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

Dolan AR, Goldberg EB, Cannuscio CC, Abrams MP, Feuerstein-Simon R, Luna Marti X, Mazique J, Schapira MM, Meisel ZF: Patient Perceptions About Opioid Risk Communications Within the Context of a Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 5(8), Aug 2022.

Lee KC, Morgan AU, Chaiyachati KH, Asch DA, Xiong RA, Do D, Kilaru AS, Lam D, Parambath A, Friedman AB, Meisel ZF, Snider CK, Chisholm DL, Kelly S, Hemmons JE, Abdel-Rahman D, Ebert J, Ghosh M, Reilly J, O'Malley CJ, Hahn L, Mannion NM, Huffenberger AM, McGinley S, Balachandran M, Khan N, Shea JA, Mitra N, Delgado MK: Pulse Oximetry for Monitoring Patients with Covid-19 at Home - A Pragmatic, Randomized Trial. N Engl J Med May 2022 Notes: NEJMc2201541. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc2201541. Epub ahead of print

Tiako M, Meisel ZF, Friedman AB, South EC, Epstein R, Meinhofer A, Morgan J: Buprenorphine Uptake in Pregnancy Following the 2017 ACOG Guidelines Update on Perinatal Opioid Use Disorder. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology May 2022 Notes:

Khatri UG, Bilger A, Zeidan A, Meisel Z, Delgado MK, Samuels-Kalow M, South EC: "A Catch-22": A Firsthand Account of Barriers and Facilitators to Accessing Health Care During Reentry. J Correct Health Care. 28(2): 109-116, Apr 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1089/jchc.20.01.0001. Epub 2022 Mar 3.

Meisel ZF, Shofer FS, Dolan A, Goldberg EB, Rhodes KV, Hess EP, Bellamkonda VR, Perrone JP, Cannuscio CC, Becketer L, Rodgers M, Zyla M, Bell J, McCollum S, Rebitzer EE, Nguemeni-Tiako MJ, Schapira M.: A multicentered randomized controlled trial comparing the effectiveness of pain treatment communication tools in emergency department patients with back pain or kidney stone pain. Am J Public Health 112: S45-S55, Feb 2022.

Aronowitz S, Meisel ZF: Addressing Stigma to Provide Quality Care to People Who Use Drugs. JAMA Netw Open 5(2): e2146980, Feb 2022 Notes: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.46980.

Engel-Rebitzer E, Tiako MJN, Meisel ZF, Aronowitz SV: The importance of addressing racial disparities in settings of clinical ambiguity and implications for research and patient care. Acad Emerg Med Feb 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1111/acem.14461. Epub ahead of print.

Engel-Rebitzer E, Stokes DC, Meisel ZF, Purtle J, Doyle R, Buttenheim AM: Partisan Differences in Legislators’ Discussion of Vaccination on Twitter During the COVID-19 Era: Natural Language Processing Analysis. JMIR Infodemiology 2(1): e32372, Feb 2022 Notes: doi: 10.2196/32372.

Lowenstein M, McFadden R, Abdel-Rahman D, Perrone J, Meisel ZF, O’Donnell N, Wood C, Solomon G, Beidas R, Delgado MK: Stakeholder-Engaged Design of Electronic Health Record Strategies for Opioid Use Disorder Screening and Treatment in the Emergency Department. NEJM Catalyst 3(1), Jan 2022.

Feuerstein-Simon R, Lowenstein M, Dupuis R, Dolan A, Marti XL, Harvey A, Ali H, Meisel ZF, Grande DT, Lenstra N, Cannuscio CC: Substance Use and Overdose in Public Libraries: Results from a Five-State Survey in the US. J Community Health 12, Jan 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s10900-021-01048-2. Online ahead of print.

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Last updated: 08/26/2022
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