- Associate Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine
- Associate Professor, Department of Population Health
- American Board of Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine, 2002
Education and Training
- Residency, L.A. County Harbor-UCLA Med. Ctr., Emergency Medicine, 2001
- MD from New York University, 1998
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Research My Research
I am a NIDDK funded health disparities researcher with a focus on improving organ donation opportunities for priority populations. To do so, I conduct interdisciplinary collaborative research with experts in bioethics, epidemiology, biostatistics, and multimedia education, communications and technology. My short-term research objectives include applying mixed methods approaches to reducing health disparities for priority populations, specifically in using digital media to assist with education about organ donation. Mixed methods research combines quantitative and qualitative methodology to design and validate interventions. This approach is well suited for evaluating culturally sensitive approaches to reduce health disparities. My research also is focused on linking patients from emergency department settings to primary care and injury prevention for vulnerable roadway users including pedestrians and bicyclists who navigate through inner city traffic. Byproducts of our research included the development of research software for electronic data capture and intervention delivery that is being refined and distributed in West Africa as part of the NIH Fogarty sponsored eCapacity program.
Topics of interest include:
1. Behavioral Interventions to Increase Organ Donation
2. Multimedia-based Patient Education
3. Applications of Mixed Methods Research
4. Health Educational Program Evaluation
Work in these areas is designed to improve healthcare outcomes through improved patient understanding of risk for illness, treatment of existing conditions, and health educational reform to meet the needs of underserved, multi-ethnic populations.
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Research Interests Timeline
Using Geospatial Analysis and Emergency Claims Data to Improve Minority Health Surveillance
Lee, David C; Yi, Stella S; Athens, Jessica K; Vinson, Andrew J; Wall, Stephen P; Ravenell, Joseph E Lee, David C; Yi, Stella S; Athens, Jessica K; Vinson, Andrew J; Wall, Stephen P; Ravenell, Joseph E
Journal of racial & ethnic health disparities. 2017 Aug 8. ?-?
The Epidemiology of Emergency Department Trauma Discharges in the United States
DiMaggio, Charles J; Avraham, Jacob B; Lee, David C; Frangos, Spiros G; Wall, Stephen P DiMaggio, Charles J; Avraham, Jacob B; Lee, David C; Frangos, Spiros G; Wall, Stephen P
Academic emergency medicine. 2017 May 11. ?-?
Identifying Local Hot Spots of Pediatric Chronic Diseases Using Emergency Department Surveillance
Lee, David C; Yi, Stella S; Fong, Hiu-Fai; Athens, Jessica K; Ravenell, Joseph E; Sevick, Mary Ann; Wall, Stephen P; Elbel, Brian Lee, David C; Yi, Stella S; Fong, Hiu-Fai; Athens, Jessica K; Ravenell, Joseph E; Sevick, Mary Ann; Wall, Stephen P; Elbel, Brian
Academic pediatrics. 2017 Apr. 17 (3): 267-274