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 improving the health of patients receiving specialized post-acute care in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) following hospitalization. Approximately 25% of patients discharged to SNFs are readmitted to the hospital, and a large percentage of these patients never return to the community. Understanding the post-hospital period is essential for improving healthcare for the increasing proportion of patients requiring SNFs. Dr. Davidson’s research aims to create benchmark standards of care for acute care patients through pilot data collection with a goal to decrease the significant variability in the outcomes that matter most to our patients. She has led a multi-disciplinary collaborative effort with leaders from surgery, medicine, geriatrics, palliative care, and critical care targeted for research and quality improvement initiatives.