Tatiane Santos, PhD, MPH

The Wharton School @ UPenn
Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics Postdoctoral Fellow

Principal investigator: (Academic-Private partnership) Study of alternative payment models for primary care transformation and behavioral health integration. Grant ($10,000): Mack Institute for Innovation Management, Research Fellowship 2021. “Effectiveness of Behavioral Health Integration Into the Primary Care Setting”

Principal investigator: Study of nonprofit hospital and local health department collaboration in local health planning to address the drug epidemic and other population health priorities.

COVID-19 Related Work

ColoradoSPH COVID-19 Modeling Group. Core member overseeing data collection, analysis, and reporting on hospital capacity and local health department contact tracing workforce and technical capacity. The group is directly advising the CO Department of Public Health and Environment and Governor Jared Polis.

Project Director: ColoradoSPH Population Data Dashboard (Website) development: Reaching to Communities to Inform About the COVID-19 Epidemic. Lead the development of a website and spin-off tools that will reach key decision-makers in CO at state and local levels, and Coloradans generally. The website will feature county-level dashboards with information on community demographics, socio-economic and health indicators, economic activity, COVID-19 surveillance indicators, human mobility, and regional epidemic models.

Co-Investigator: COVID-19 Working Group for Public Health and Social Sciences Research. Supported by the National Science Foundation-funded Social Science Extreme Events Research (SSEER) network and the CONVERGE facility at the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder. Develop and administer survey to understand local health department workforce and technical capacity for contract tracing in CO. Survey was collaboratively developed with the CO Association of Local Public Health Officials, state health department and other key local stakeholders. Report will inform state and local contact tracing efforts in coordination with Governor Jared Polis’ appointed Innovation Response Team.

Research Interests:

Public health services and systems research specific to policies and reimbursement reforms that encourage institutions in the health care and governmental public health sectors to align efforts to improve population health

Cross-sectorial collaboration and its impact on community health and efficient allocation of resources; especially as it relates to nonprofit hospital collaboration with local health departments; and accountable care organizations

Contact: santost@wharton.upenn.edu