Description of Research Expertise:
My prior research has focused on understanding how non-clinical social determinants of health as well as organizational and policy variations impact utilization and outcomes in respiratory diseases. My masters in clinical epidemiology thesis examined the impact of insurance status on ICU utilization and outcomes using Pennsylvania hospital discharge data. This project found a decreased utilization and increased 30-day mortality for uninsured critically ill patients. I expanded on this research with an F32 NIH grant to study how MA insurance reform impacted critical care utilization and outcomes.
Lyon, SM: Healthcare Reform: An Update Annals ATS 15 (4): 417,2018.
Admon AJ, Sjoding MW, Lyon SM, Iwashyna TJ, Cooke CR: The Effects of Medicaid Expansion on Rates of Ambulatory Care-Sensitive ICU Admission AJRCCM 197 : A5900,2018.
Sarah M Lyon and Milton Rossman: Pulmonary Tuberculosis Tuberculosis and Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections, Seventh Edition. 5 (1): 2017.
Lyon SM, Moore N, Douglas IS, Cooke CR: Update on the Affordable Care Act. King v. Burwell and Obergefell v. Hodge Annals ATS 13 (4): 2016.
Lyon SM, Douglas IS, Cooke CR: Health Policy: Toward Achieving Respiratory Health Equality Achieving Respiratory Health Equality : 2016.
Aureimma CL, Lyon SM, Strelec LE, Kent S, Cooney E, Barg FK, Halpern SD: Defining the medical intensive care unit in the words of patients and family members: a freelisting analysis American Journal of Critical Care 24 (4): e47-55,2015.
Reid Michael J A, Biller Nancy, Lyon Sarah M, Reilly John P, Merlin Jessica, Dacso Matthew, Friedman Harvey M: Reducing risk and enhancing education: U.S. medical students on global health electives. American journal of infection control 42 (12): 1319-21,2014.
Lyon SM, Auriemma C, Hilbert C, Cooney B, Strelect L, Kent S, Barg FK, Halpern SD.: Defining Patient- and Surrogate-Centered Outcomes for Critical Care Research. Mini-symposium presentation. American Thoracic Society, San Diego, CA. Oral presentation. : 2014.
Lyon Sarah M, Wunsch Hannah, Asch David A, Carr Brendan G, Kahn Jeremy M, Cooke Colin R: Use of intensive care services and associated hospital mortality after Massachusetts healthcare reform*. Critical Care Medicine 42 (4): 763-70,2014.
Lyon Sarah M, Douglas Ivor S, Cooke Colin R: Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act: Implications for insurance-related disparities in pulmonary, critical care and sleep. Annals American Thoracic Society 11 (4): 661-7,2014.