Author Archives: Adam T. Perzynski

Researchers Combine EHR and Neighborhood Data to Improve Cardiovascular Risk Prediction

By | August 28, 2017


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Center researchers have published a landmark article demonstrating that neighborhood disadvantage is a powerful predictor of cardiovascular outcomes. Cleveland Clinic Statistician Dr. Jarrod Dalton, a Senior Scholar in the Center, was joined by Center Faculty including Dr. Perzynski, Dr. Einstadter and Dr. Dawson in authoring this important work in Annals of Internal Medicine. The study uses electronic health record (EHR) data and is a clear example of how interdisciplinary researchers can come together and examine how social and clinical factors combine to shape population health.

Dr. Roach receives 2017 Chair Award for Contributions in Research in Rehabilitation

By | June 15, 2017


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On June 11, 2017 at the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute’s Annual Recognition, Graduation and Awards Dinner Dr. Roach was awarded the Chair Award for Contributions in Research. She has been a researcher and sociologist at MetroHealth since 1989. This year, she and co-Principal Investigator Dr. Greg Neumenatis were again awarded a national Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems grant.Among  her contributions are publications in PM&R on preventive health care among persons with spinal cord injury and early predictors of functioning after trauma.

Cleveland City Council Hears Testimony on Broadband Internet as a Social Determinant of Health

By | June 5, 2017

Perzynski Cleveland CouncilDr. Perzynski, together with Dr. Amy Sheon,  and among representatives of multiple community organizations, gave invited testimony at a special hearing of Cleveland City Council.  The hearing was reported on at Cleveland Scene in the story, “Strapped with Low Internet Access, Cleveland Takes a Close Look at How to Solve Digital Divide.”  At the hearing, Dr. Perzynski presented findings from research recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

The Importance of Multidisciplinary Health Research Highlighted in JAMA Letter

By | December 15, 2010

In a recent letter in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Adam Perzynski, PhD, commented on the importance of the social and behavioral sciences to the goals of improving health and developing new treatments for disease. “These disciplines frequently are overlooked in the enthusiastic search for molecular and genomic solutions”, said Dr. Persynski, a Read More