Erica S Spatz, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Research Organizations

Cardiovascular Medicine: Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE)

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Dr. Erica S. Spatz, MD, MHS is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) K12 Career Development Award in Patient Centered Outcomes Research to advance shared decision making. She is leading a national measure of the quality of informed consent for elective procedures. Dr. Spatz is also interested in translating guidelines and comparative effectiveness outcomes research into tools that can be used by patients to make better healthcare decisions. Related to this work, Dr. Spatz conducts research illuminating heterogeneity in cardiovascular disease presentation and outcomes, especially among women and people of low socioeconomic status.

Dr. Spatz' other work is focused on population health and reducing health disparities. She is rigorously trained in epidemiology and outcomes research using mixed quantitative-qualitative methods through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program. She is interested in the environmental context in which people live (including access to health and healthcare; stress; well-being), and how this impacts cardiovascular outcomes. She is currently evaluating variation in outcomes based on communities' resources and well-being. Dr. Spatz is also collaborating with the China PEACE team to improve cardiovascular outcomes in China. She is a co-founder and Board Member of Project Access-New Haven, a non-profit organization that provides access to specialty care for underinsured patients.

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Contact Info

Erica S Spatz, MD, MHS
Patient Care Locations
Yale Cardiology-New HavenYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Health Center
55 Lock Street

New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
789 Howard Avenue
PO Box 208017

New Haven, CT 06520-8017

Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)