Erina and I are currently testing clinical interventions to improve antibiotic stewardship through provider-patient communication. Together, we have worked on a CDC-funded grant that analyzed provider-parent communication during pediatric medical visits, as well as a Merck, Inc. funded project assessing provider-patient communication at a university health center.
I continually serve as project coordinator for Erina, managing the training of graduate and undergraduate research assistants and overseeing data collection.
Erina has provided invaluable professional guidance and research mentoring as I develop and further my research program.
Professor, Communication Arts and Sciences
Director, Student Health Research Initiative (SHRI)
ERINA L. MACGEORGE, Ph.D.
Penn State Hershey College of Medicine
Ben and I are currently collaborating on projects examining the efficacy of medical scribe use in primary care settings. I served as project coordinator for Ben from Fall 2017- Summer 2018, assisting with experimental protocol development, managing scribe and research assistant training, and overseeing data collection.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Humanities
BENJAMIN H. LEVI, M.D., Ph.D.
Dave served as a post-doctoral fellow for Erina from 2017-18, during which time we collaborated on projects assessing primary care provider explanation of upper respiratory tract diagnoses and treatments, as well as provider empathy provision.
Senior Researcher, Institute for Democracy & Higher Education
DAVE L. BRINKER, Ph.D.
Penn State College of Medicine
Ben and I are currently collaborating on a study assessing provider-patient perceptions of medical scribe interventions in primary care.
Medical Director, Hope Drive Pediatric Center
BENJAMIN FOGEL, M.D.
Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA
L.J. and I collaborated on a study examining the differential impact of empathy and fear appeal usage in health messaging on stigma.