Krista Harrison, PhD

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    University of California, San Francisco05/2021Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion Training
    Global Brain Health Institute, UCSF, San FranciscoAtlantic Fellow2019Equity in Brain Health
    University of California, San FranciscoT32 Fellowship2017Aging Research
    University of California, San FranciscoCertificate2016Implementation Science
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Heath, BaltimorePhD2013Bioethics, Health Policy & Management
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, BaltimoreAHRQ NRSA2010Health Services Research
    Oxford University, Oxford, UK2002Biology, English
    Williams College, Williamstown, MABA2004Biology, English
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    UCSF Geriatrics and Palliative Care Fellowship2021GeriPal Mentor of the Year
    UCSF Medical Students Training in Aging Research (MSTAR)20192019 UCSF MSTAR Research Mentor Award
    National Institute on Aging2019  - 2024NIA Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01)
    University of California San Francisco2018  - 2021CTSI KL2 Career Development Award
    Alzheimer's Association/Global Brain Health Institute2018  - 2020Pilot Awards for Global Brain Health Leaders
    University of California San Francisco2018  - 2020Hellman Fellows Program
    National Palliative Care Research Center2018  - 2020NPCRC Junior Faculty Career Development Award
    University of California San Francisco2017  - 2019UCSF Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) Research Scholar

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    Krista Harrison, PhD, is a health policy, ethics, and health services researcher focused on improving systems of care for older adults with dementia and other serious illnesses who live in home- and community-based settings.

    Dr. Harrison is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatrics within the UCSF School of Medicine, affiliated with the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, and a Senior Atlantic Fellow of the Global Brain Health Institute. She is also Associate Director of the T32 Aging Research Program, Associate Director of Analytic Research Operations, and Division Wellness Officer in the Division of Geriatrics.

    Dr. Harrison’s research aims to transform clinical practice, health systems, and health policy for older adults with serious illness. Her work focuses on older adults living at home with dementia and the quality of home-based medical care. Her expertise includes qualitative and quantitative research methods, health policy ethics, implementation science, and the translation of research to policy.

    Dr. Harrison completed a PhD in Bioethics, Health Policy & Management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, postdoctoral training in aging research, implementation science, and brain health at UCSF; she obtained her undergraduate training in biology and english at Williams College. In addition, Dr. Harrison previously contributed to national program evaluations at Mathematica Policy Research and served as Director of Research and Education at Capital Caring, a large community-based non-profit hospice and palliative care provider serving the Washington DC metropolitan area.

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    Palliative Care for People Living at Home with Advancing Dementia and Their Caregivers
    NIH K01AG059831Jul 15, 2019 - Feb 29, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Meaningful Activities and Sources of Meaning for Community-Dwelling People Living with Dementia. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2021 Sep 02. Allison TA, Gubner JM, Oh A, Harrison KL, Pham K, Barnes DE, Johnson JK, Covinsky KE, Smith AK. PMID: 34481793.
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    2. Making Space for Grief in Academia. JAMA. 2021 Aug 24; 326(8):699-700. Harrison KL. PMID: 34427597.
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    3. Front-Line Hospice Staff Perceptions of Barriers and Opportunities to Discussing Advance Care Planning With Hospice Patients and Their Families. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2021 Aug 13. Oh A, Allison TA, Mahoney K, Thompson N, Ritchie CS, Sudore RL, Harrison KL. PMID: 34391713.
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    4. The Hidden Curriculum Of Hospice: Die Fast, Not Slow. Health Aff (Millwood). 2021 05; 40(5):844-847. Harrison KL. PMID: 33939517.
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    5. Practices, challenges, and opportunities when addressing the palliative care needs of people living with dementia: Specialty memory care provider perspectives. Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2021; 7(1):e12144. Bernstein Sideman A, Harrison KL, Garrett SB, Naasan G, Dementia Palliative Care Writing Group , Ritchie CS. PMID: 33969177.
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    6. Live discharge from hospice for people living with dementia isn't "graduating"-It's getting expelled. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Jun; 69(6):1457-1460. Hunt LJ, Harrison KL. PMID: 33855701.
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    7. A Home-Based Care Research Agenda by and for Homebound Older Adults and Caregivers. J Appl Gerontol. 2021 Apr 01; 7334648211004731. Leff B, Sheehan OC, Harrison KL, Eaton England A, Mickler A, Basyal PS, Garrigues SK, Schuchman M, Perissinotto C, Garrett SB, Ritchie CS. PMID: 33792428.
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    8. Understanding the Daily Experiences and Perceptions of Homebound Older Adults and Their Caregivers: A Qualitative Study. J Appl Gerontol. 2021 Feb 01; 733464821990171. Mickler AK, Leff B, Eaton England A, Garrigues SK, Schuchman M, Perissinotto C, Ritchie CS, Harrison KL, Sheehan OC. PMID: 33522364.
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    9. Virtual Research Stakeholder Groups with Isolated Homebound Elders and Caregivers: Lessons Learned Relevant to Research during Pandemics. J Palliat Med. 2021 04; 24(4):481-483. Harrison KL, Leff B, Garrigues SK, Eaton England AL, Perissinotto CM, Sheehan OC, Mickler AK, Basyal PS, Ritchie CS. PMID: 33395555.
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    10. "It's Case by Case, and It's a Struggle": A Qualitative Study of Hospice Practices, Perspectives, and Ethical Dilemmas When Caring for Hospice Enrollees with Full-Code Status or Intensive Treatment Preferences. J Palliat Med. 2021 04; 24(4):496-504. Dressler G, Garrett SB, Hunt LJ, Thompson N, Mahoney K, Sudore RL, Ritchie CS, Harrison KL. PMID: 33237830.
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    11. Attitudes of Homebound Older Adults and their Caregivers toward Research and Participation as Research Advisors. Gerontologist. 2020 Nov 20. Eaton England AL, Ritchie CS, Mickler A, Perissinotto CM, Garrigues SK, Leff B, Sheehan OC, Harrison KL. PMID: 33216908.
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    12. Extreme Vulnerability of Home Care Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic-A Call to Action. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 11 01; 180(11):1459-1460. Allison TA, Oh A, Harrison KL. PMID: 32749452.
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    13. "Goals of Care Conversations Don't Fit in a Box": Hospice Staff Experiences and Perceptions of Advance Care Planning Quality Measurement. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 05; 61(5):917-927. Hunt LJ, Garrett SB, Dressler G, Sudore R, Ritchie CS, Harrison KL. PMID: 33096214.
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    14. Palliative Care for Patients With Noncancer Illnesses. JAMA. 2020 10 13; 324(14):1404-1405. Harrison KL, Kotwal AA, Smith AK. PMID: 33048142.
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    15. To What Extent Are the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 2019 MIPS Quality Measures Inclusive of Home-Based Medical Care? Ann Intern Med. 2020 08 04; 173(3):243-245. Leff B, Sheehan O, Bhatnagar S, Harrison KL, Barrows RC, Ritchie CS. PMID: 32423352.
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    16. Using care navigation to address caregiver burden in dementia: A qualitative case study analysis. Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2020; 6(1):e12010. Bernstein A, Merrilees J, Dulaney S, Harrison KL, Chiong W, Ong P, Heunis J, Choi J, Walker R, Feuer JE, Lee K, Dohan D, Bonasera SJ, Miller BL, Possin KL. PMID: 32377557.
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    17. Unanticipated Therapeutic Value of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Stakeholder Engagement Project for Homebound Older Adults. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2020 08; 21(8):1172-1173. Sheehan OC, Ritchie CS, Garrett SB, Harrison KL, Mickler A, Eaton England AL, Sharma Basyal P, Garrigues SK, Leff B. PMID: 32376106.
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    18. What's Happening at Home: A Claims-based Approach to Better Understand Home Clinical Care Received by Older Adults. Med Care. 2020 04; 58(4):360-367. Harrison KL, Leff B, Altan A, Dunning S, Patterson CR, Ritchie CS. PMID: 31876645.
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    19. Hospice Staff Perspectives on Caring for People with Dementia: A Multisite, Multistakeholder Study. J Palliat Med. 2020 08; 23(8):1013-1020. Harrison KL, Allison TA, Garrett SB, Thompson N, Sudore RL, Ritchie CS. PMID: 32130076.
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    20. Community-Based Palliative Care Consultations: Comparing Dementia to Nondementia Serious Illnesses. J Palliat Med. 2020 08; 23(8):1021-1029. Harrison KL, Bull JH, Garrett SB, Bonsignore L, Bice T, Hanson LC, Ritchie CS. PMID: 31971857.
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    21. Ethical Issues Raised by the Introduction of Artificial Companions to Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment: A Call for Interdisciplinary Collaborations. J Alzheimers Dis. 2020; 76(2):445-455. Portacolone E, Halpern J, Luxenberg J, Harrison KL, Covinsky KE. PMID: 32250295.
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    22. Effect of Collaborative Dementia Care via Telephone and Internet on Quality of Life, Caregiver Well-being, and Health Care Use: The Care Ecosystem Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 12 01; 179(12):1658-1667. Possin KL, Merrilees JJ, Dulaney S, Bonasera SJ, Chiong W, Lee K, Hooper SM, Allen IE, Braley T, Bernstein A, Rosa TD, Harrison K, Begert-Hellings H, Kornak J, Kahn JG, Naasan G, Lanata S, Clark AM, Chodos A, Gearhart R, Ritchie C, Miller BL. PMID: 31566651.
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    23. Collaboration Makes Us Better: Time to Increase Equity in the Science of Hospice and Palliative Care. J Palliat Med. 2019 12; 22(12):1492. Candrian C, Furuno JP, Kavalieratos D, Harrison KL. PMID: 31794371.
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    24. Care Settings and Clinical Characteristics of Older Adults with Moderately Severe Dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 09; 67(9):1907-1912. Harrison KL, Ritchie CS, Patel K, Hunt LJ, Covinsky KE, Yaffe K, Smith AK. PMID: 31389002.
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    25. Variations in Costs of a Collaborative Care Model for Dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 12; 67(12):2628-2633. Rosa TD, Possin KL, Bernstein A, Merrilees J, Dulaney S, Matuoka J, Lee KP, Chiong W, Bonasera SJ, Harrison KL, Kahn JG. PMID: 31317539.
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    26. Use of Auditing and Feedback in an Outpatient Hospice Setting: Quality and Pharmacoeconomic Oversight. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 10; 58(4):690-695. Kestenbaum MG, Harrison K, Masi D, Kuhl EA, Muir JC. PMID: 31247213.
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    27. Ethical Challenges in Caring for Unrepresented Adults: A Qualitative Study of Key Stakeholders. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 08; 67(8):1724-1729. Verma A, Smith AK, Harrison KL, Chodos AH. PMID: 31059129.
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    28. Dying With Dementia: Underrecognized and Stigmatized. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 08; 67(8):1548-1551. Harrison KL, Hunt LJ, Ritchie CS, Yaffe K. PMID: 30908605.
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    29. Response to Letter to the Editor "Caregiver Assessment Is Critical to HBMC". J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 05; 20(5):651. Ritchie CS, Leff B, Harrison K. PMID: 30879949.
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    30. An integrative group movement program for people with dementia and care partners together (Paired PLIÉ): initial process evaluation. Aging Ment Health. 2020 06; 24(6):971-977. Casey JJ, Harrison KL, Ventura MI, Mehling W, Barnes DE. PMID: 30744387.
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    31. The Role of Care Navigators Working with People with Dementia and Their Caregivers. J Alzheimers Dis. 2019; 71(1):45-55. Bernstein A, Harrison KL, Dulaney S, Merrilees J, Bowhay A, Heunis J, Choi J, Feuer JE, Clark AM, Chiong W, Lee K, Braley TL, Bonasera SJ, Ritchie CS, Dohan D, Miller BL, Possin KL. PMID: 31322558.
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    32. A Quality of Care Framework for Home-Based Medical Care. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 10; 19(10):818-823. Ritchie CS, Leff B, Garrigues SK, Perissinotto C, Sheehan OC, Harrison KL. PMID: 30056010.
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    33. Action Guide for Addressing Ethical Challenges of Resource Allocation Within Community-Based Healthcare Organizations. J Clin Ethics. 2018; 29(2):124-138. Harrison KL, Taylor HA, Merritt MW. PMID: 29916829.
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    34. Secondary Analysis of Existing Datasets for Dementia and Palliative Care Research: High-Value Applications and Key Considerations. J Palliat Med. 2018 02; 21(2):130-142. Hunt LJ, Lee SJ, Harrison KL, Smith AK. PMID: 29265949.
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    35. How California Prepared for Implementation of Physician-Assisted Death: A Primer. Am J Public Health. 2017 06; 107(6):883-888. Petrillo LA, Dzeng E, Harrison KL, Forbes L, Scribner B, Koenig BA. PMID: 28426307.
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    36. Addressing Palliative Care Clinician Burnout in Organizations: A Workforce Necessity, an Ethical Imperative. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 06; 53(6):1091-1096. Harrison KL, Dzeng E, Ritchie CS, Shanafelt TD, Kamal AH, Bull JH, Tilburt JC, Swetz KM. PMID: 28196784.
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    37. Low Completion and Disparities in Advance Care Planning Activities Among Older Medicare Beneficiaries. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 12 01; 176(12):1872-1875. Harrison KL, Adrion ER, Ritchie CS, Sudore RL, Smith AK. PMID: 27802496.
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    38. Healthcare resource allocation decisions affecting uninsured services. J Health Organ Manag. 2016 Nov 21; 30(8):1162-1182. Harrison KL, Taylor HA. PMID: 27934550.
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    39. First Medicare Demonstration of Concurrent Provision of Curative and Hospice Services for End-of-Life Care. Am J Public Health. 2016 08; 106(8):1405-8. Harrison KL, Connor SR. PMID: 27310352.
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    40. Organizational values in the provision of access to care for the uninsured. AJOB Empir Bioeth. 2016; 7(4):240-250. Harrison KL, Taylor HA. PMID: 28781981.
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    41. A Hospice Rotation for Military Medical Residents: A Mixed Methods, Multi-Perspective Program Evaluation. J Palliat Med. 2016 05; 19(5):542-8. Harrison KL, Boyden JY, Kalish VB, Muir JC, Richardson S, Connor SR. PMID: 27139524.
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    42. Improving the Quality of Palliative Care Through National and Regional Collaboration Efforts. Cancer Control. 2015 Oct; 22(4):396-402. Kamal AH, Harrison KL, Bakitas M, Dionne-Odom JN, Zubkoff L, Akyar I, Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan DL, Bragg AR, Bischoff KE, Bull J. PMID: 26678966.
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    43. A Model for Effective and Efficient Hospice Care: Proactive Telephone-Based Enhancement of Life Through Excellent Caring, "TeleCaring" in Advanced Illness. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Sep; 50(3):414-8. Davis MS, Harrison KL, Rice JF, Logan A, Hess B, Fine PG, Muir JC. PMID: 25896105.
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    44. An intervention for enhancing public health crisis response willingness among local health department workers: a qualitative programmatic analysis. Am J Disaster Med. 2014; 9(2):87-96. Harrison KL, Errett NA, Rutkow L, Thompson CB, Anderson MK, Ferrell JL, Freiheit JM, Hudson R, Koch MM, McKee M, Mejia-Echeverry A, Spitzer JB, Storey D, Barnett DJ. PMID: 25068938.
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    45. EPPM and willingness to respond: the role of risk and efficacy communication in strengthening public health emergency response systems. Health Commun. 2014; 29(6):598-609. Barnett DJ, Thompson CB, Semon NL, Errett NA, Harrison KL, Anderson MK, Ferrell JL, Freiheit JM, Hudson R, McKee M, Mejia-Echeverry A, Spitzer J, Balicer RD, Links JM, Storey JD. PMID: 23799806.
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    46. 'Someone should oversee it': patient perspectives on the ethical issues arising with the regulation of probiotics. Health Expect. 2015 Apr; 18(2):250-61. Harrison KL, Farrell RM, Brinich MA, Highland J, Mercer M, McCormick JB, Tilburt J, Geller G, Marshall P, Sharp RR. PMID: 23279082.
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    47. Ethical challenges in the care of children and families affected by life-limiting neuromuscular diseases. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2012 Sep; 33(7):548-61. Geller G, Harrison KL, Rushton CH. PMID: 22947883.
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    48. Ethical Discourse about the Modification of Food for Therapeutic Purposes: How Patients with Gastrointestinal Diseases View the Good, the Bad, and the Healthy. AJOB Prim Res. 2012 Jul 01; 3(3):12-20. Harrison KL, Geller G, Marshall P, Tilburt J, Mercer M, Brinich MA, Highland J, Farrell RM, Sharp RR. PMID: 22773953.
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    49. How patients view probiotics: findings from a multicenter study of patients with inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2012 Feb; 46(2):138-44. Mercer M, Brinich MA, Geller G, Harrison K, Highland J, James K, Marshall P, McCormick JB, Tilburt J, Achkar JP, Farrell RM, Sharp RR. PMID: 21716123.
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    50. IgE influences the number and function of mature mast cells, but not progenitor recruitment in allergic pulmonary inflammation. J Immunol. 2009 Feb 15; 182(4):2416-24. Mathias CB, Freyschmidt EJ, Caplan B, Jones T, Poddighe D, Xing W, Harrison KL, Gurish MF, Oettgen HC. PMID: 19201896.
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    51. Developmental expression patterns of the zebrafish small heat shock proteins. Dev Dyn. 2008 Feb; 237(2):454-63. Marvin M, O'Rourke D, Kurihara T, Juliano CE, Harrison KL, Hutson LD. PMID: 18161059.
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    52. The H1 histamine receptor regulates allergic lung responses. J Clin Invest. 2006 Jun; 116(6):1624-32. Bryce PJ, Mathias CB, Harrison KL, Watanabe T, Geha RS, Oettgen HC. PMID: 16680192.
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    53. Distal His----Arg mutation in bovine myoglobin results in a ligand binding site similar to the abnormal beta site of hemoglobin Zurich (beta 63 His----Arg). Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1989 Jan 16; 158(1):110-4. Shimada H, Dong A, Matsushima-Hibiya Y, Ishimura Y, Caughey WS. PMID: 34480351.
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