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Himali M. Weerahandi

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

transitions of care, health services research, skilled nursing facilities, post-acute care, care coordination

I am an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Population Health. I conduct research targeting systems drivers of adverse outcomes such as hospital readmission and mortality, with the goal of improving health care quality. As a practicing, board-certified internist, I have a strong clinical background in caring for medically and psychosocially complex patients. 

My areas of expertise include transitions across the continuum of care, care coordination, readmissions, and discharge practices. I am experienced with analyzing data from large, multisource data sets, including data from electronic health records, hospital claims, the Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System, and the National Death Index. I have applied advanced statistical techniques such as propensity score matching, generalized estimating equation modeling, and generalized linear mixed models in my research.

I am the principal investigator of a National Institutes of Health/National Heart Lung and Blood Institute K23 Career Development Award examining discharge process quality from skilled nursing facility to home after a heart failure hospitalization. I am also examining how frailty and cognitive impairment drive outcomes in these patients in order to design best practices for this vulnerable group.   

These focus areas and their associated publications are derived from medical subject headings from PubMed.
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Weerahandi, Himali; Chaussee, Erin L; Dodson, John A; Dolansky, Mary; Boxer, Rebecca S

Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2022 Mar; 23(3):367-372

Horwitz, Leora I; Garry, Kira; Prete, Alexander M; Sharma, Sneha; Mendoza, Felicia; Kahan, Tamara; Karpel, Hannah; Duan, Emily; Hochman, Katherine A; Weerahandi, Himali

Journal of general internal medicine. 2021 Dec; 36(12):3772-3777

Duan, Emily; Garry, Kira; Horwitz, Leora I; Weerahandi, Himali

International journal of behavioral medicine. 2022 Oct 13; 1-10

Weerahandi, Himali; Rao, Mana; Boockvar, Kenneth S

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2022 May; 70(5):1352-1354

Knoll, Brianna; Horwitz, Leora I; Garry, Kira; McCloskey, Jeanne; Nagler, Arielle R; Weerahandi, Himali; Chung, Wei-Yi; Blecker, Saul

Journal of general internal medicine. 2022 Mar; 37(4):928-934

Schaniel, Christoph; Dhanan, Priyanka; Hu, Bin; Xiong, Yuguang; Raghunandan, Teeya; Gonzalez, David M; Dariolli, Rafael; D'Souza, Sunita L; Yadaw, Arjun S; Hansen, Jens; Jayaraman, Gomathi; Mathew, Bino; Machado, Moara; Berger, Seth I; Tripodig, Joseph; Najfeld, Vesna; Garg, Jalaj; Miller, Marc; Surlyn, Colleen S; Michelis, Katherine C; Tangirala, Neelima C; Weerahandi, Himali; Thomas, David C; Beaumont, Kristin G; Sebra, Robert; Mahajan, Milind; Schadt, Eric; Vidovic, Dusica; Schürer, Stephan C; Goldfarb, Joseph; Azeloglu, Evren U; Birtwistle, Marc R; Sobie, Eric A; Kovacic, Jason C; Dubois, Nicole C; Iyengar, Ravi

Stem cell reports. 2021 Dec 14; 16(12):3036-3049

Weerahandi, Himali; Hochman, Katherine A; Simon, Emma; Blaum, Caroline; Chodosh, Joshua; Duan, Emily; Garry, Kira; Kahan, Tamara; Karmen-Tuohy, Savannah L; Karpel, Hannah C; Mendoza, Felicia; Prete, Alexander M; Quintana, Lindsey; Rutishauser, Jennifer; Santos Martinez, Leticia; Shah, Kanan; Sharma, Sneha; Simon, Elias; Stirniman, Ana Z; Horwitz, Leora I

Journal of general internal medicine. 2021 Mar; 36(3):738-745