Author Archives: Shari D. Bolen

Bolen to Serve as Deputy Editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine

By | June 16, 2014

Shari Bolen MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Center for Health Care Research and Policy, has recently accepted a 3-year Deputy Editor term at the Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM). ÒJGIM is a high impact primary care journal for academic general internists, disseminating innovative clinical, research, and policy findings to improve the Read More

Bariatric Surgery Does Not Reduce Total Health Care Costs Over Time

By | March 12, 2013

With colleagues at Johns Hopkins University, Center faculty member Shari Bolen, MD, MPH recently published an article in JAMA-Surgery that evaluated costs after bariatric surgery using insurance claims data from 7 different states in the U.S. (first article). As compared with obese individuals who did not undergo surgery, costs were not different for individuals undergoing Read More

Newer More Costly Diabetic Medications Are No Safer or More Effective Than Older Less Expensive Medications

By | March 23, 2011

In a recent review evaluating 166 published articles comparing different diabetes medications, Center member Dr. Shari Bolen and colleagues at Johns Hopkins summarized evidence that support the continued use of metformin as first line therapy for people with type 2 diabetes [read paper]. Metformin also decreased weight and LDL or ÒbadÓ cholesterol when compared with Read More