Lori Ann Post, PhD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Faculty Affiliate - Yale Center for Medical Informatics; Research Scientist - Veteran's Administration; Chief - Section of Research; Faculty Affiliate - Climate Change and Health Initiative; Faculty Affiliate - Yale Center for Climate Change

Research Interests

Elder Abuse; Emergency Medicine; Gender Identity; Medicare; Health Policy; Medical Informatics; Veterans; Violence; Models, Statistical; Telemedicine; Domestic Violence; Risk Assessment

Public Health Interests

Health Policy; Health risk behaviors; Medicare/Medicaid; Modeling; Risk assessment; Risky Behaviors; Social determinants of health; Social inequalities; Social networks; Statistical models; Telemedicine

Research Organizations

Faculty Research

Medical Informatics, Yale Center for

Global Health Initiative

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Dr. Post's area of research expertise is in the nexus of violence/injury prevention and health information technology that is culturally sensitive and exhibits high health literacy. To this end, she has been the principal investigator on several federal, state, and foundation grants. Her most recent work is funded by USAID looking at the relationship between gender based violence and food insecurity. There is an ever increasing population of widows in low income countries that suffer disproportionately from poverty and food insecurity.

Specialized Terms: Elder Abuse; Gender-Based Violence; Demography; Domestic Violence; Evaluation; Injury; Methodology; Prevention; Program Evaluation; Research Design; Violence; Violence Against Women; Health Information Technology; Informatics

Extensive Research Description

ED Disability Diagnostic for Geriatric Patients

Use of smart phones as a means for homeless persons to communicate with healthcare providers

Tool: an HIT Feasibility Study



Consortium for Health Informatics



Health Information Technology to

Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation




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Contact Info

Lori Ann Post, PhD
Mailing Address
Department of Emergency Medicine464 Congress Ave
New Haven, CT 06519-1315

Curriculum Vitae

Homelessness and Communication with Healthcare Providers

Persons experiencing homelessness presenting to emergency departments have high use of mobile phones. Smart phone ownership and use suggest it may be the best method to stay connected to their healthcare provider.