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Big Tent Meetings

The Disrupted Care National Project (DCNP) team holds monthly meetings to facilitate connections between investigators and to accelerate the progress of work on COVID-19 disrupted and deferred care. This initiative of the DCNP, led by Dr. Brian Lucas, includes large group discussions about shared analytic challenges, works-in-progress (WIP) sessions for investigators to present their work in a trusted setting filled with friendly skepticism and brainstormed solutions, and outside speakers who can contribute unique analytic and methodologic expertise.

Please contact Samuel Rosa for additional information, including meeting times.

Meeting Date* Presenter(s) Topic(s) and/or Presentation Title
Jan 25 2022 Louise Davies
Brian Lucas
Karen McNamara
Daniel Weinberger
Framework of the DNCP
WIP: How did excess mortality differ between the VA population and the general US population during the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic?
Mar 1 2022 David Atkins
Karen McNamara
Current conceptualization of the Disrupted Care Agenda and the development of a Model of Disrupted Care (slides)
Apr 19 2022 Brian Lucas Defining COVID-19 pre and pandemic periods
May 24 2022 Celina Yong
Virginia Wang
Discussion of pandemic period definitions from two models used by disrupted care projects:
  • Delaying Cardiovascular Procedures to Curb the Spread of COVID-19 among Veterans: Variation in VHA Practice Patterns and Outcomes (PI: C. Yong)
  • Impact of COVID-era Disrupted Care on Disparities in Outcomes among Veterans with Kidney Failure (PI: V. Wang)
Jun 28 2022 Liam Rose Disrupted care in VA and utilization outside VA (defining denominators) (slides) (recording available to project participants)
Sep 27 2022 Daniel Weinberger A defense of ecological analysis (slides) (recording available to project participants)
Oct 25 2022 Elizabeth Oliva Strategies to improve utilization of post-overdose evidence-based risk mitigation among non-fatal overdoses in VA (NOVA) (recording available to project participants)
Nov 29 2022 Virginia Wang
Amal Trivedi
Impact of COVID-era disrupted care on disparities in outcomes among Veterans with kidney failure (recording available to project participants)
Jan 31 2023 Alan McGuire
Marianne Matthias
COVID-19 Impact on pain management: highlighting, explaining, and realigning services (CIPHER) (recording available to project participants)
Feb 28 2023 Emily Williams
Jennifer Chen
Applying Critical Race Theory to investigate the impact of COVID-19-related policy changes on racial/ethnic disparities in medication treatment for opioid use disorder (recording available to project participants)

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