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Dr. Merchant is a tenured Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and has a secondary appointment in the Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, and Division of Health Policy. She is the Penn Medicine Associate Vice President/Digital Health. She is a Co-Director of the National Clinician Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania and the Director of the Penn Center for Digital Health. Her research is at the intersection of digital media and health. She has specifically conducted projects evaluating health behaviors and communication using digital platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Instagram, Reddit, and Google. One of her projects involves “banking language” through the development of a unique longitudinal database of social media data merged with health record data. Much of her work also bridges new technologies in the fields of cardiovascular health, mental health, cancer care, disaster medicine, public health, and resuscitation science. Dr. Merchant has been continuously funded by the NIH since 2011 and her work has been published in journals such as NEJM, JAMA, Circulation, and Health Affairs. She is a member of the editorial board of JAMA. She is an Aspen Health Innovators Fellow and was 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. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.
Senapati S, Asch DA, Merchant RM, Seltzer E, Mancheno C, Dokras A: Rapid Cycle Innovation: Increasing Access to Fertility Care, for publication in NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery: Vol. 3 Issue 10 | October 2022, New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst 3 (10): 2022.
Kilaru AS, Illenberger N, Meisel ZF, Groeneveld PW, Liu M, Mondal A, Mitra N, Merchant RM: Incidence of timely outpatient follow-up care after emergency department encounters for acute heart failure Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 8 : 2022.
Dixon EL, Joshi SM, Ferrell W, Volpp KG, Merchant RM, Guntuku SC: COVID-19 contact tracing app reviews reveal concerns and motivations around adoption PLoS One 17 (9): 2022.
Gudobba C, Mollanazar N, Akiyama K, Vittorio C, MD, Leri D, Gitelman Y, O’Malley C, Merchant, RM, Asch DA, Rosin R, Balachandran M, Khan N, Snider C, Lee, K Kovarik C: Teledermatology Transformed Through an Automated Previsit Engagement Strategy New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst 3 (9): 2022.
Southwick L, Suh R, Kranzler E, Bradley M, Merchant RM: Perspectives of Patients and Therapists on Social Media and Digital Data Use in Mental Health Therapy: Thematic Analysis JMIR Formative Research 6 (7): 2022.
Valbuena VSM, Merchant RM, Hough CL: Racial and Ethnic Bias in Pulse Oximetry and Clinical Outcomes Journal of American Medical Association Internal Medicine
Seltzer EK, Guntuku SC, Lanza AL, Tufts C, Srinivas SK, Klinger EV, Asch DA, Fausti N, Ungar L, Merchant RM: Patient experience and satisfaction in online reviews of obstetric care: observational study Journal of Medical Internet Research Formative Research 6 (3): e28379,2022.
Brooks SC, Clegg GR, Bray J, Deakin CD, Perkins GD, Ringh M, Smith CM, Link MS, Merchant RM, Pezo-Morales J, Parr M, Morrison LJ, Wang TL, Koster RW, Ong MEH; International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation: Optimizing Outcomes After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest With Innovative Approaches to Public-Access Defibrillation: A Scientific Statement From the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation Circulation 145 (13): e776-e801,2022.
Brooks SC, Clegg GR, Bray J, Deakin CD, Perkins GD, Ringh M, Smith CM, Link MS, Merchant RM, Pezo-Morales J, Parr M, Morrison LJ, Wang TL, Koster RW, Ong MEH: Optimizing outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with innovative approaches to public-access defibrillation: A scientific statement from the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. Resuscitation 172 : 204-228,2022.
Tong JKC, Akpek E, Naik A, Sharma M, Boateng D, Andy A, Merchant RM, Kelz R: A Qualitative Analysis of Consumer Reviews Reporting Discrimination in U.S. Hospitals Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open 1 (5): e220715,2022.
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