Highlights of recent faculty research.

Changes in the associations of race and rurality with SARS-CoV-2 infection, mortality, and case fatality in the United States from February 2020 to March 2021: A population-based cohort study

Ioannou GN, Ferguson JM, O'Hare AM, Bohnert ASB, Backus LI, Boyko EJ, Osborne TF, Maciejewski ML, Bowling CB, Hynes DM, Iwashyna TJ, Saysana M, Green P, Berry K. PLoS Med. 2021 Oct 21;18(10):e1003807. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003807. eCollection 2021 Oct. PMID: 34673772.

The association of chronic, enhanced immunosuppression with outcomes of diabetic foot infections

Uçkay I, Schöni M, Berli MC, Niggli F, Noschajew E, Lipsky BA, Waibel FWA. Endocrinol Diabetes Metab. 2021 Oct 5:e00298. doi: 10.1002/edm2.298. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34609066.

Incidence and Risk Factors of Postoperative Mortality and Morbidity After Elective Versus Emergent Abdominal Surgery in a National Sample of 8193 Patients with Cirrhosis

Johnson KM, Newman KL, Green PK, Berry K, Cornia PB, Wu P, Beste LA, Itani K, Harris AHS, Kamath PS, Ioannou GN. Ann Surg. 2021 Oct 1;274(4):e345-e354. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003674. PMID: 31714310.

The US Should Change Payment To Make Health Care More Equitable

Amol S. Navathe, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, Joshua M. Liao. Health Affairs Blog. October 26, 2021. DOI: 10.1377/hblog20211025.5858.

Primary Care's Effects on Costs in the US Veterans Health Administration, 2016-2019: An Observational Cohort Study

Gao J, Moran E, Woolhandler S, Toporek A, Wilper AP, Himmelstein DU. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Oct 4. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-07140-6. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34608563.

Group Practice Performance in the Second Year of Medicare's Merit-Based Incentive Payment System

Liao JM, Zhou L, Navathe AS. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Oct 1;4(10):e2128267. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.28267. PMID: 34609498.

Balancing health and financial protection in health benefit package design

Lofgren KT, Watkins DA, Memirie ST, Salomon JA, Verguet S. Health Econ. 2021 Oct 8. doi: 10.1002/hec.4434. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34626032.

Change in central nervous system-active medication use following fall-related injury in older adults

Hart LA, Walker R, Phelan EA, Marcum ZA, Schwartz NRM, Crane PK, Larson EB, Gray SL. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Oct 19. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17508. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34668191.

Long-Term Exposures to Urban Noise and Blood Pressure Levels and Control Among Older Adults

D'Souza J, Weuve J, Brook RD, Evans DA, Kaufman JD, Adar SD. Hypertension. 2021 Oct 25:HYPERTENSIONAHA12117708. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.121.17708. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34689591.

Google street view image availability in the Bronx and San Diego, 2007-2020: Understanding potential biases in virtual audits of urban built environments

Smith CM, Kaufman JD, Mooney SJ. Health Place. 2021 Oct 26;72:102701. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102701. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34715623.