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Twelve Penn Researchers Receive 2019 LDI Pilot Grants
By Hoag Levins, Penn LDI | January 23, 2019
Stoneleigh Fellow Meredith Matone received a grant from the University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics to examine opioid use among new mothers.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) has announced the award of twelve 2019 small grants to teams led by twelve LDI Senior and Associate Fellows engaged in work across a wide range of health services research (HSR) areas.
Early stage investigations
Throughout most of its 51-year history as Penn’s hub of health services and policy research, LDI has annually provided small grant funding for early stage investigations that would otherwise not qualify for larger NIH or other institutional grants. Often, the findings of such pilot studies are the stepping stones that enable researchers to advance their careers with larger grants.
The 2019 grantees are involved in projects ranging from the analysis of programs that monitor physicians’ opioid prescribing and the potential financial conflicts among nephrologists who own dialysis facilities, to the decrease in use of primary care by undocumented immigrants and the vulnerability of health insurance exchanges to adverse selection.