LDI Research Seminar Series

Neil R. Powe, MD, MPH, MBA
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Policy & Management
The Johns Hopkins Medical Institution

"Ownership and the Quality of Chronic Kidney Disease Care"

October 5, 2001, 12:00 p.m.
Colonial Penn Center Auditorium

Neil R. Powe, MD, MPH, MBA is Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Director of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, an interdisciplinary research and training center at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions focused on clinical and population-based research. He also is Professor of Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, where he directs the Clinical Epidemiology Program and the Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice Center.

Dr. Powe's research has also involved clinical epidemiology, health services research and patient outcomes research in renal and cardiovascular disease. His research has used prospective methods of randomized controlled trials and cohort studies, cost-effectiveness analysis, meta-analysis, retrospective analyses of administrative databases and survey research. Dr. Powe has published more than 140 articles on these topics.

Dr. Powe is principal investigator of the CHOICE study, an End-Stage Renal Disease Patient Outcomes Research Team funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the ESRD Quality (EQUAL) Study. He has extensive experience in developing and measuring outcomes in chronic kidney disease patients using data from prospective studies, the United States Renal Data System (USRDS), Medicare records and patient surveys. Dr. Powe has also studied the relation between volume, technology and outcomes of patients with myocardial infarction, thrombolytic therapy in the elderly, racial differences in cardiovascular procedure use in patients with chronic kidney disease, the impact of prepublication dissemination of clinical trial results on health care utilization and the relation between burden of disease and NIH funding. Dr. Powe was a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Measuring, Managing and Improving Quality of Care in the ESRD Treatment Setting. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on the role of patient outcomes research in improving the quality of care in the U.S. Medicare ESRD program and on how clinical evidence can be used in coverage decisions for new medical technology.

Dr. Powe has trained in internal medicine and epidemiology. He received his MD degree from Harvard Medical School, his MPH degree from the Harvard School of Public Health, and his MBA in health care from the Wharton Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was also a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and fellow in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Powe is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is the recipient of several national awards including the best article of year (2000) by the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy and one of the leading African-American physicians in the U.S. (2001) by Black Enterprise magazine.

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