Team seeks to hone in on health care ‘hot spots’

June 26, 2014

VUMC Reporter, June 26, 2014 

VPIL team received a grant from the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, Primary Care Progress, and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to zero in on “super users” in order to identify the reasons behind high utilization and to teach patients how to overcome them.

Team Members
Andrew Wu (co-leader): Vanderbilt, MD Candidate 2015, MPH Candidate May 2014, VPIL cohort 2010
Holly Sybert (co-leader): Lipscomb, PharmD Candidate 2015, VPIL cohort 2011
Courtney Cawthon, MPH, RN: Vanderbilt, MSN Student 2015, VPIL cohort 2013
Deepa Joshi: Vanderbilt, MD Candidate 2015, VPIL cohort 2011
Cathlyn Samuel: Tennessee State University, MSW Candidate 2015, VPIL cohort 2013

Faculty Advisor
Jule West, MD, FACP. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine. Course Director, VPIL (through July 2014) and VU Community Health Care Immersion Course (4th year elective). Co-Director, Shade Tree Family Clinic.