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Khazeni, Nayer

Institution: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Grant Title: Comparative Effectiveness of Mitigation Strategies for Pandemic Influenza
Grant Number: K01 HS019816
Duration: 5 years (2011-2016)
Total Award: $768,745

Project Description: The goal of this project is to improve the accuracy of influenza transmission modeling to compare the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of alternative pandemic mitigation strategies. The modeling will expand previous efforts by expanding the geographic scope of the model in order to compare the effectiveness of healthcare utilization surge preparation strategies and to inform pandemic healthcare decision support. Specific aims include:

  • Measuring influenza-related healthcare costs and utilization during a pandemic using data from the 2009 (H1N1) Pandemic;
  • Incorporating length-of-stay results from Aim 1 into multivariate analyses to predict the temporal spread of peak influenza healthcare utilization;
  • Inputting results of Aims 1 and 2 into a pandemic influenza transmission model to compare the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of alternative surge preparation strategies over a range of pandemic severities; and
  • Disseminating results through the DCD to update healthcare decision support technology.

Career Goals: Dr. Khazeni is a Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician who is an instructor at the Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto and an Associate at the Center for Health Policy/Center for Primary Care Outcomes Research at Stanford University. She received her medical degree from Georgetown University and completed her Internal Medicine residency at Northwestern University and her fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Yale University. She also completed a Masters in Health Services Research at Stanford University. Dr. Khazeni's career goal is to employ her diverse interests in medical, social, political and economic aspects of influenza toward mitigating future epidemics and pandemics.

Progress to Date: This grant has just started.

Highlights and Specific Accomplishments:

  • Best Reviewers, Annals of Internal Medicine, 2009
  • PrimeCuts Prize in Clinical Epidemiology, NYU Internal Medicine Blog, 2009
  • Henzi-Gabor Young Women in Science Award, Stanford University, 2007
  • Resident Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Northwestern University, 2001, 2002, 2003
K-Generated Publications: None thus far.

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