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, Policy and Dissemination Core, Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV.
Director, Center for Emergency Care Policy and Research, Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
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

Kilaru AS, Resnick D, Flynn D, Rangnekar A, Snyder M, Oyekanmi K, Fitzpatrick D, Meisel ZF, Asch DA, Chaiyachati KH: Practical alternative to hospitalization for emergency department patients (PATH): A feasibility study. Healthcare 9(3), Sept 2021 Notes: epublished ahead of print, available online 23 April 2021.

Vargas LX, Richmond TS, Allen HL, Meisel ZF: A longitudinal analysis of violence and healthcare service utilization in Mexico. Int J Equity Health 20(1): 75, Mar 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1186/s12939-021-01413-6.

Nguemeni Tiako MJ, Friedman A, Culhane J, South E, Meisel ZF: Predictors of Initiation of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder and Retention in Treatment Among U.S. Pregnant Women, 2013-2017. Obstet Gynecol Mar 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004307. Epub ahead of print.

Kilaru AS, Lubitz SF, Davis J, Eriksen W, Siegel S, Kelley D, Perrone J, Meisel ZF: A State Financial Incentive Policy to Improve Emergency Department Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: A Qualitative Study. Psychiatr Serv. doi: 10.1176/, Feb 2021.

Vargas L, Vélez-Grau C, Camacho D, Richmond TS, Meisel ZF: The Permeating Effects of Violence on Health Services and Health in Mexico. J Interpers Violence Feb 2021 Notes:

Khatri UG, Pizzicato LN, Viner K, Bobyock E, Sun M, Meisel ZF, South EC: Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Unintentional Fatal and Nonfatal Emergency Medical Services-Attended Opioid Overdoses During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Philadelphia. JAMA Netw Open. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.34878, Jan 2021.

Nguemeni Tiako MJ, Culhane J, South E, Srinivas SK, Meisel ZF: Prevalence and Geographic Distribution of Obstetrician-Gynecologists Who Treat Medicaid Enrollees and Are Trained to Prescribe Buprenorphine JAMA Netw Open Dec 2020 Notes: DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.29043.

Nosyk B, Krebs E, Zang X, Piske M, Enns B, Min JE, Behrends CN, Del Rio C, Feaster DJ, Golden M, Marshall BDL, Mehta SH, Meisel ZF, Metsch LR, Pandya A, Schackman BR, Shoptaw S, Strathdee SA: "Ending the Epidemic" Will Not Happen Without Addressing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the United States Human Immunodeficiency Virus Epidemic. . Clin Infect Dis 71(11): 2968-2971, Dec 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa566.

Kilaru AS, Lee K, Snider CK, Meisel ZF, Asch DA, Mitra N, Delgado MK, Mycyk M: Return Hospital Admissions Among 1419 COVID‐19 Patients Discharged from Five U.S. Emergency Departments. Acad Emerg Med 27(10): 1039–1042, Oct 2020 Notes:

Engel-Rebitzer E, Vaughan-Ogunlusi O, Meisel ZF: Narrative communication to improve patient satisfaction with forgoing low value care. Am J Emerg Med. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2020.09.023 (eds.). Sep 2020.

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