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, 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

Aronowitz SV, Engel-Rebitzer E, Lowenstein M, Meisel ZF, Anderson E, South EC: “We have to be uncomfortable and creative”: Reflections on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on overdose prevention, harm reduction & homelessness advocacy in Philadelphia. SSM - Qualitative Research in Health 1, Dec 2021 Notes:

Quan AML, Mah C, Krebs E, Zang X, Chen S, Althoff K, Armstrong W, Behrends CN, Dombrowski JC, Enns E, Feaster DJ, Gebo KA, Goedel WC, Golden M, Marshall BDL, Mehta SH, Pandya A, Schackman BR, Strathdee SA, Sullivan P, Tookes H, Nosyk B; Localized HIV Economic Modeling Study Group.: Improving health equity and ending the HIV epidemic in the USA: a distributional cost-effectiveness analysis in six cities. Lancet HIV. Lancet HIV. 8(9): e581-e590, Sep 2021 Notes: Meisel ZF is member of the Localized HIV Economic Modeling Study Group.

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. Healthc (Amst) 9(3), Sept 2021 Notes: epublished ahead of print, available online 23 April 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.hjdsi.2021.100545.

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.). 46: 772-773, Aug 2021.

Nguemeni Tiako MJ, McCarthy C, Meisel ZF, Elovitz MA, Burris HH, South EC: Association Between Low Urban Neighborhood Greenness and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy. American Journal of Perinatology Aug 27 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1055/s-0041-1733786. Online ahead of print.

Tiako MJN, McCarthy C, Meisel ZF, Elovitz MA, Burris HH, South E. : Association between Low Urban Neighborhood Greenness and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy. Am J Perinatol. Am J Perinatol Aug 2021.

Sinnenberg L, Umscheid CA, Shofer FS, Leri D, Meisel ZF.: Communicating Guideline Recommendations Using Graphic Narrative Versus Text-based Broadcast Screensavers. JMIR Hum Factors Jul 2021 Notes: doi: 10.2196/27171.

Zhang H, Kilaru AS, Meisel ZF, Bao Y: Prescription drug monitoring program mandates and opioids dispensed following emergency department encounters for patients with sickle cell disease or cancer with bone metastasis. JAMA 326(3): 274-276, July 20 2021 Notes: doi:10.1001/jama.2021.10161.

Stokes DC, Kishon R, McCalpin HJ, Pelullo AP, Meisel ZF, Beidas RS, Merchant RM: Online Reviews of Mental Health Treatment Facilities: Narrative Themes Associated With Positive and Negative Ratings. Psychiatr Serv 72(7): 776-783, Jul 2021 Notes: Epub 2021 May 21.

Nguemeni Tiako MJ, South E, Shannon MM, McCarthy C, Meisel ZF, Elovitz MA, Burris HH. : Urban residential tree canopy and perceived stress among pregnant women. Environ Res Jul 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.111620. Epub ahead of print

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Last updated: 10/12/2021
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