Lecture : Quality Metrics in Kidney Transplantation – a Path Forward
The Harvard Surgical HSR speaker series features Health Services Research (HSR) experts from across the Harvard Campus and all over the country to share research methods and findings, disseminate best practices, and identify potential shared interests and areas of collaboration. Held once a month, these seminars are open to the public, but will be most relevant to academic surgeons, residents, researchers, students and collaborators across the Harvard community.
Rachel E. Patzer, PhD, MPH, is a health services researcher whose investigations focus on healthcare access, quality of healthcare delivery, and outcomes of healthcare. She has specific research interests in disparities in social determinants of health, community-based participatory research, predictive analytics, healthcare quality, medication adherence and self-management, mobile health technology, patient education, and healthcare resource utilization. Her recent research projects have focused on the development of a novel surveillance data registry for kidney disease, the development of quality metrics, epidemiological investigations of the causes of variability in access to renal transplantation among pediatric and adult end-stage renal disease patients, and the development and evaluation of pragmatic interventions to improve access to transplantation.