Division of Health Outcomes and Knowledge Translation Research

The Division of Health Outcomes and Knowledge Translation Research was established in 2017, with the vision of developing expertise and a strong, collaborative environment for knowledge translation research across multiple divisions.  Health technologies, e-health, and big data have an ever-expanding role in facilitating the collection of patient-reported outcomes and the implementation of knowledge into practice. Knowledge translation research is aligned with the triple aim of improving the patient experience, improving population health, and reducing health care costs.  Major research areas are evaluating the effect of health care processes and interventions on the health of individuals and populations, as well as pioneering new approaches to fill the knowledge-to-action gap at all levels of neurological care.  Goals are to address a broad range of patient-related outcomes, ensure that patients are correctly diagnosed using the best and most accurate technologies that they are referred in a timely manner, and that they receive evidence-based, cost-effective treatment and quality of care. Neurological care gaps (including disparities in care) also need to be considered to ensure the right patient gets the right treatment at the right time.  Division staff includes an implementation science specialist as well as these core faculty:

Nathalie Jetté, MD, MSc – Division Chief

Professor of Neurology, and Population Health Science and Policy 

Anusha Yeshokumar, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics 

Benjamin Kummer, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology 

Leah Blank, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Population Health Science and Policy

Barbara G. Vickrey, MD, MPH

System Chair, Mount Sinai Health System; Henry P. and Georgette Goldschmidt Professor of Neurology