Manisha Jhamb, MD to present the 2022 Joseph Scaletti Catalyst Lecture

Innovations in Population Health: Improving Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Manisha Jhamb, MD, MPH, has been invited to present the Joseph Scaletti Memorial Catalyst Lecture on June 24 2022

In this year’s Joseph Scaletti Memorial Catalyst Lecture, University of Pittsburgh nephrologist, Dr. Manisha Jhamb, MD, MPH, will discuss her innovative, data-driven approach to improving the quality of life and health outcomes for patients with chronic kidney disease.

Expanding her outlook beyond the standard one-patient-at-a-time focus, Dr Jhamb employs a “Population health” model — a data-driven strategy for managing the health status, quality of life, and outcomes for an entire group of people.

By employing electronic health records in combination with a multidisciplinary approach, Dr Jhamb and colleagues are testing innovative strategies for improving the quality of life for patients with chronic kidney disease. By using telemedicine and newer models of care delivery, this approach brings nephrology resources such as pharmacy support, social worker support, and nurse led education to improve management and care co-ordination for patients. Additionally, this program helps primary care providers co-manage these highly complex patients and get nephrology guidance on implementation of latest evidence-based guidelines.

In this lecture, Dr Jhamb will share her research group’s experiences applying a “population health” approach to kidney disease and discuss future prospects for using electronic health records and telemedicine to reach underserved vulnerable populations who may not have access to specialists.

Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Manisha Jhamb is the Director of the Center for Population Health Management, Associate Chief of the Renal-Electrolyte Division, and Co-Director, Clinical Research, Renal-Electrolyte Division. Dr. Jhamb is a nephrologist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside and UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital. In addition to her medical degree, she also holds a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Texas Health Center in Houston.

You can attend the lecture in person or join us via Zoom.


Innovations in Population Health: Improving Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

June 24, 2022 at 12 pm - 1 pm
Colleges of Nursing & Pharmacy Auditorium
Health Sciences Center Clinical and Translational Science Center
University of New Mexico

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