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Investigator Profile: Giana H. Davidson, MD, MPH

Giana H. Davidson, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Division of General Surgery
Adjunct Assoc Professor, Department of Health Services

Dr. Davidson’s research focuses on comparative effectiveness for acute surgical disease to better understand the impact and trade-offs of treatment options on a patient’s life. She is focused on evaluating how healthcare is delivered differently by some people (eg: those that do not speak English, are not white, unhoused, or have low health literacy) and the impact of quality improvement initiatives and healthcare delivery methods on the population we are striving to serve. Dr. Davidson’s Medical Director roles and research align in the focus on transitions of care and improving the health of patients receiving specialized post-acute care following hospitalization. Dr. Davidson has led a number of multi-disciplinary collaborative efforts with surgery, medicine, geriatrics, and palliative care for both quality improvement initiatives with INFORM (Improving Nursing Facility Outcomes Using Real-time Metrics) and research as the Clinical Coordination Center Director for pragmatic randomized clinical trials in emergency general surgery. (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02800785 https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04095663).