"How Who You Know Can Save your Life: Implications for evidence-based rationing criteria"

Apr 20, 2016, 12:15 pm1:15 pm
011 Robertson Hall
Students, Faculty, Fellows & Staff - registration required


Event Description

Lunch Seminar

Keren Ladin, Ph.D, M.Sc., B.A. Assistant Professor, Tufts University.

This talk presents evidence from a meta-analysis and systematic review of studies examining the relationship between social support and transplant outcomes. Currently, social support is listed as a contraindication to organ transplantation. This may disproportionately impact persons of low socioeconomic status and those with a history of mental illness, whose social networks may be less able to demonstrate adequate support. Implications for CMS guidelines and presentation of our current national survey and qualitative study will also be presented.

Speaker bio:

Dr. Ladin teaches courses in health policy, research methods, public health ethics, health disparities, and medical ethics. Dr. Ladin incorporates quantitative, qualitative, and normative approaches to study how systemic disadvantage affects health and the ability of individuals to make and pursue lifeplans. Specifically, her research examines socioeconomic and racial disparities in transplantation, mental health treatment, aging, and immigrant health. She aims to better understand how social networks impact health disparities, acute medical decision-making, and resilience in major life transitions. Her research aims to: (1) understand the role of social networks in complex medical decision-making, (2) evaluate the impact of public policies on the health of vulnerable populations, and (3) identify barriers and interventions to improve health care utilization among vulnerable populations.

Dr Ladin is also the Director of the Lab for Research on Ethics, Aging, and Community Health (REACH Lab) at Tufts University.


Lunch will be served.

RSVP required. To RSVP, email [email protected] by April 13th.

This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School's Center for Health & Wellbeing.