Reena Duseja, MD
|Title||Associate Clinical Professor|
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Department||Institute for Health Policy Studies|
Reena Duseja, M.D., M.S. is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UCSF. She also holds an Adjunct appointment with Kaiser’s Division of Research in Northern California, and is a member of the UCSF Center for Healthcare Value (CHV). Dr. Duseja received her residency training at Boston Medical Center and obtained a Masters of Science in Health Economics from the Wharton School of Health Care Economics and Management. She completed her fellowship as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Duseja’s broad research interests are in health services issues related to improving patient care and the value our health system delivers to patients. She currently is funded by the National Institutes of Health (Agency for HealthCare and Quality) to study transitions of care; focusing on revisits from the emergency department in the U.S. She employs a variety of mixed methods to understand this problem, including big data to understanding the factors leading to revisits; developing quality metrics using risk-adjustment methodologies for transitions of care from the emergency department; and qualitative and survey methodology. Her research focuses on developing outcome measures that can be used to measure variation, and then create interventions to improve patient care in the health system. She also focuses on healthcare costs and financing issues with regard to emergency care.
Dr. Duseja's research has been widely publicized in print media, including the Associated Press, Forbes, Huffington Post, NY Times, as well as national network news and radio.
Dr. Duseja is motivated in doing research in this area as she believes research should guide and inform decisions in improving the health care system.
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