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The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Use of Healthcare Among Commercially-Insured Residents of North Carolina

November 18, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Alan Brookhart, PhD

Dr. Brookhart will discuss his research on how the pandemic has affected use of services in North Carolina including:

-Preventive health care services
-Outpatient care
-Emergency department visits
-Hospital admissions

His work has potential implications for policy, patient care, as well as research using North Carolina administrative and other health care data.

Zoom info:
Meeting ID 964 9769 2878
Passcode: 996767

About Our Speaker

Dr. Alan Brookhart is a Professor of Population Health Science at Duke University. He is also an Adjunct Professor at UNC Chapel Hill and an Honorary Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. For the past 15 years, he has been involved with the development and application of epidemiologic and statistical methods for studies using large clinical and administrative healthcare databases. His substantive research involves studies of medical interventions and environmental exposures in complex and vulnerable patient populations, such as those with end-stage renal disease.

Dr. Brookhart is a member of many expert panels, review committees, and advisory boards for industry, academia, not-for-profit organizations, and government. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Brookhart co-founded two start-up companies: RxAnte, Inc, which uses predictive analytics to target healthcare quality improvement interventions to high-risk patients, and NoviSci, Inc, a healthcare data sciences company based in Durham, NC.