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

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.

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.

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

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 June 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. Psychiatric Services May 2021 Notes:

Engel-Rebitzer E, Stokes DC, Buttenheim AM, Purtle J, Meisel ZF: Changes in legislator vaccine-engagement on Twitter before and after the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics May 2021 Notes: doi:10.1080/21645515.2021.1911216.

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.

Wong V, Cannuscio CC, Lowenstein M, Feuerstein-Simon R, Graves R, Meisel ZF: How do public libraries respond to patron queries about opioid use disorder? A secret shopper study. Subst Abus Mar 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1080/08897077.2021.1900980. Online ahead of print.

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.

Stokes DC, Purtle J, Meisel ZF, Agarwal AK: State Legislators' Divergent Social Media Response to the Opioid Epidemic from 2014 to 2019: Longitudinal Topic Modeling Analysis. J Gen Intern Med Mar 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-06678-9. Online ahead of print.

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Last updated: 07/22/2021
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