Welcome to the Ryskina Lab!
We are part of the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Our research space and offices are in Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive.
Our research aims to understand variations in the quality of physician services to improve health outcomes for older adults with multiple chronic conditions. We have examined several domains of physician care quality in primary care, hospitals, and nursing homes: timeliness, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, equity, and efficiency. Our current ongoing work focuses on evaluating the role of physician specialization in nursing home practice in healthcare utilization and functional outcomes of older adults. To do so, we have collected a rich database of clinical, demographic, and socioeconomic information for a large cohort of patients that received post-acute care in US skilled nursing facilities between 2012 and 2019. Other projects on our research agenda implement complex linkages of surveys, claims, and other secondary datasets, to examine aspects of physician practice, care quality, and costs in general internal medicine.
We are always looking for qualified and enthusiastic applicants interested in joining our team. Individuals seeking opportunities are encouraged to apply. Email Brandi Peacock at firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest.
Are Skilled Nursing Facility Patients Getting the Specialty Care They Need? - LDI Blog Written by Dr. Kira Ryskina
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Dr. Ryskina wrote a recent blog, "Are Skilled Nursing Facility Patients Getting the Specialty Care They Need?" for the Leonard Davis Institute describing how a new study showed BIPOC patients received less subspecialty follow-up care after hospital discharge and more subsequent emergency care.
Pa. Set New Standards on Nursing Home Staffing - Are They Sufficient?
Monday, July 31, 2023
Leonard Davis Institute Experts Weigh In on the Benefits and Challenges of Requiring More Direct Care in Nursing Homes
Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program
Dr. Ryskina is accepting 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students for the PURM program. Please apply above if you are interested in working in our lab over the summer!