The Gehr Family Center for Health Systems Science and Innovation
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Our mission is to conduct research and train the next generation to improve health care equity, quality, and outcomes on a local and national scale. Our Center serves as a research and educational bridge across many disciplines at USC and other institutions.We are grateful for the opportunity to conduct this important work thanks to the generosity of Mr. Norbert Gehr, a successful businessman who supported us to start the Center.
- Dr. Barbara Turner’s paper, published in PM&R, found that in a weighted sample of Latinos with chronic pain, professional physical interventions reduced the likelihood of daily impairment in mobility and ADLs. The findings reinforce the need to promote access for vulnerable, low income populations to professional services such as physical therapy, massage, and mind-body interventions.
- Dr. Todd Schneberk’s paper “Medical Students’ Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Justice-Involved Health” has been published in Healthcare as part of the Special Issue Incarceration and Health.
- Congratulations to Dr. Barbara Turner who received the American College of Physicians Certificate of Appreciation for Women in Medicine – a recognition by her esteemed peers to promote gender equity in medicine and support the career advancement of women in medicine.
- Gehr student Will Mehring has published a research report describing higher rates of exposure to COVID-19 among Spanish vs. English speakers in the U.S.
- USC news has highlighted the work that the Gehr Center’s Todd Schneberk has done to advance human rights.
- Two enduring CME modules, Home BP Telemonitoring and Pharmacist on the Care Team to Improve Hypertension Control and Undiagnosed Hypertension: Hiding in Plain Sight were created by Michael Hochman, MD and Alissa Maier, MPH to train health system leaders on emerging best practices for hypertension identification and management.
- The Gehr Center’s Evidence-Based Practice Center team, led by Susanne Hempel, PhD, has published an evidence synthesis to guide resource allocation during the COVID-19 pandemic, for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.