The EVMS-Sentara Healthcare Analytics and Delivery Science Institute (ESHADSI) has announced recipients from its first round of grant applications. Recipients and their research subject areas are:

  • John Brush, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, “Epidemiology, Outcomes, and Disparities Among Patients with Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus Undergoing Cardiovascular Revascularization Procedures.”
  • Megan Clay, MSHI, RN, representing Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center and the Sentara Quality Research Institute, “Benefits of a Mobile Health Clinic on Health Outcomes in an Underserved Community: A Program Evaluation.”
  • Marissa Galicia-Castillo, MD, (MD ’97, Internal Medicine Residency ’00), the Sue Faulker Scribner Distinguished Professor in Geriatrics and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, “Relationship of Advanced Care Plans (ACP) in the seriously ill patient and quality and cost of care during hospitalization.”
  • Valerie Harvey, MD, Associate Professor of Dermatology, “Social Determinants of Treatment Disparities in Cutaneous Melanoma.”
  • Kent Lam, MD, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, “Indications, Outcomes, and Utilization Trends in the Surgical Management of Epistaxis: An Evaluation within the Sentara Healthcare System 2000-2017.”
  • Deborah Morris, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, “Cohort validation of the PREDICT 1 Year Mortality Risk Assessment Tool.”
  • Elias Siraj, MD, the David L. Bernd Distinguished Chair for Cardiovascular and Diabetes and Professor of Internal Medicine, “Outcomes before and after implementation of an integrated Cardiovascular Diabetes Program at EVMS-Sentara Heart Hospital.”
  • David Lieb, MD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, “Epidemiology and disparities of thyroid cancer in Hampton Roads; whether quality outcomes are associated with health disparities.”

The ESHADSI grant program supports exploratory and developmental research projects to improve health-quality outcomes, address healthcare disparities, affordability, efficiency and cost effectiveness of health services across the continuum of healthcare for adult wellness. A second round of grant recipients will be announced in October.