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Adults (18-65), Geriatrics (65+)
Adults (18-65), Geriatrics (65+)
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Merchant is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and has a secondary appointment in the Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care. She is a Co-Director of the RWJF Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania and the Director of the Penn Social Media and Health Innovation Lab (http://socialmedialab.upenn.edu/) Her research interest is in diffusion of innovation, social media, public health, and resuscitation science. Her work involves development and testing of health related mobile apps and she has conducted several projects evaluating health communication on social/mobile media sites like Facebook, Yelp, Foursquare, Gigwalk, and others. She additionally runs a Twitter lab which analyzes tweets related to resuscitation, critical care, and public health/policy. Much of her work bridges new technologies in the field of cardiovascular health. In this context, she is the Director of the MyHeartMap Challenge, (http://www.med.upenn.edu/myheartmap/) a social media and crowdsourcing project aimed at improving AED access and awareness by engaging the public to serve as citizen scientist. Dr. Merchant was recently recognized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as one of 10 young investigators likely to have a significant impact on the future of health and healthcare in the US.
South EC, Butler PD, Merchant RM: Toward an equitable society: building a culture of antiracism in health care Journal of Clinical Investigation 24 : 141675,2020.
Grande D, Marti XL, Feuerstein-Simon R, Merchant RM, Asch DA, Lewson A, Cannuscio C: Health policy and privacy challenges associated with digital technology Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open
3 (7): e208285,2020.
Guntuku SC, Sherman G, Stokes DC, Agarwal A, Seltzer E, Merchant RM, Ungar, LH: Tracking mental health and symptom mentions on Twitter during COVID-19 Journal of General Internal Medicine : 2020.
Edelson DP, Sasson C, Chan PS, Atkins DL, Aziz K, Becker LB, Berg RA, Bradley SM, Brooks SC, Cheng A, Escobedo M, Flores GE, Girotra S, Hsu A, Kamath-Rayne BD, Lee HC, Lehotzky RE, Mancini ME, Merchant RM, Nadkarni VM, Panchal AR, Peberdy MAR, Raymond TT, Walsh B, Wang DS, Zelop CM, Topjian A: Interim Guidance for Basic and Advanced Life Support in Adults, Children, and Neonates With Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19: From the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee and GWTG-R of the American Heart Association in Collaboration with the AAP, AARC, ACEP, SCCA, ASA, AACN and NEMSP Circulation : 2020.
Guntuku SC, Schwartz HA, Kashyap A, Gaulton J, Stokes DC, Asch D.A, Ungar LH, Merchant RM: Variability in language used on social media prior to hospital visits Nature (Scientific Reports) 10 (1): 4346,2020.
South EC, Merchant RM: How can you responsibly enjoy nature during coronavirus? The Philadelphia Inquirer. https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/coronavirus-outside-nature-safety-philadelphia-20200320.html : 2020.
Galea S. Merchant RM, Lurie N.: The mental health consequences of the coronavirus and physical distancing: the need for prevention and early intervention Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine : 2020.
Merchant RM, Lurie N: Social media and emergency preparedness in response to novel coronavirus Journal of the American Medical Association : 2020.
Griffis H, Asch DA, Schwartz HA, Ungar L, Buttenheim A, Barg FK, Mitra N, Merchant RM: Using social media to track geographic variability in language about diabetes across the US Journal of Medical Internet Research 5 (1): e14431,2020.
Merchant RM: Evaluating the potential role of social media in preventive health care Journal of the American Medical Association : 2020.
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