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Covid-19 Pandemic

At its height, Covid-19 disrupted nearly every aspect of health care, including health care decision-making and delivery. Many disruptions have persisted or recurred over time.

 

Among other things, Covid-19 underscored a lesson about health care: the behaviors of organizations, clinicians, patients, and the public can play key roles in dictating personal and public health outcomes. 

The VSSL team has been driving insight related to Covid-related health care and health issues. This includes serving as resources for pandemic-related information in local, national, and international news outlets. For instance, Director Dr. Joshua Liao spoke with UW Medicine about the role of behavioral nudges in Covid-19 vaccination.

Dr. Joshua Liao shares some thoughts about nudges and Covid-19 vaccinations

(UW Medicine, July 2021)

Dr. Joshua Liao shares some thoughts about FDA approval of the first Covid-19 vaccine

(UW Medicine, August 2021)

VSSL team members are working to address understanding of and confidence in Covid-19 vaccines through an interdisciplinary project in collaboration with UW College of Engineering and School of Computer Science and Engineering.

Separately, the VSSL team has been fortunate to contribute thought leadership to Covid-related payment, delivery, and decision-making issues, including the following (for more information on specific articles or topics, please visit our Team page and contact individual VSSL members directly):

To Re-Open Health Care, Leaders Should Address Patient Fear

New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst

Joshua Liao, Peter Pronovost, Amol Navathe

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Psychology - Not Science Or Politics - Will Determine A Successful Reopening For America

Forbes

Joshua Liao

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Here’s How Behavioral Science Can Help Curb Skyrocketing Coronavirus Cases

Forbes

Joshua Liao

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Incorporating Test Characteristics Into SARS-CoV-2 Testing Policy—Sense and Sensitivity

JAMA Health Forum

Leah Marcotte & Joshua Liao

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Saving the economy means reopening wisely and changing minds

Philadelphia Inquirer

Joshua Liao & Amol Navathe

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Social Determinants Among Communities Receiving Early COVID-19 Relief Funds

Leonard Davis Institute

Joshua Liao & Amol Navathe

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How Framing Coronavirus Risks Impacts A State’s Willingness To Reopen Its Economy

Forbes

Joshua Liao

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Barring visitors from hospitals can worsen patient care during COVID

Philadelphia Inquirer

Amol Navathe & Joshua Liao

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To Beat COVID, Address Primary Care Payment

MedPage Today

Joshua Liao

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After COVID-19, A Payment Policy Reboot: Three Lessons From The Pandemic On How To Improve Value-Based Payment

Health Affairs Blog

Amol Navathe & Joshua Liao

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Fixing This Cognitive Bias Can Improve How We Treat Each Other During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Forbes

Joshua Liao

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Revise Covid-19 Relief-Fund Decisions to Target Disparities

The Seattle Times

Joshua Liao & Amol Navathe

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Focus on Telehealth Before and After Hospitalization

Sheridan Reiger, Ashok Reddy, Joshua Liao

ACP Hospitalist

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How to Combat Covid-19 Apathy

Forbes

Joshua Liao

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Using Innovation to Navigate Waves of COVID-19 Resurgence

Journal of the American College of Radiology

Joshua Liao

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Why We Should Resist Over-Optimism About Covid-19

Forbes

Joshua Liao

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Biden's COVID-19 strategy should prioritize low-income communities like Philly's

Philadelphia Inquirer

Joshua Liao & Amol Navathe

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Why Prior Experience Can Blind People to Covid-19's Thanksgiving Risks

Forbes

Joshua Liao

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COVID-19 Recovery Will Involve Strategy, Not Just Operational Effectiveness

Journal of the American College of Radiology

Joshua Liao

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Undecided on getting a Covid-19 Vaccine? Beware of These Two Cognitive Biases

Forbes

Joshua Liao

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A Rapid Mobilization of "Virtual" Primary Care Services in Response to COVID-19 at Veterans Health Administration

Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation

Ashok Reddy, Eric Gunnink, Stefanie Deeds, et al.

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How to Avoid Mental Blind Spots When Thinking About Covid-19 Vaccine Risks

Forbes

Joshua Liao

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How Telehealth Can Enable New Care Management Strategies In Alternative Payment Models

Health Affairs Blog

Amol Navathe & Joshua Liao

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How Your Brain Might Trick You Into Thinking Covid Vaccines Are Riskier Than They Really Are

Forbes

Joshua Liao

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Using Telehealth to Enhance Current Strategies in Alternative Payment Models

JAMA Health Forum

Joshua Liao & Amol Navathe

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Covid-19 Vaccine Lotteries Might Work for the Short-Term, But They Could Ultimately Backfire

Forbes

Joshua Liao

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Want To Make In-person School Safer in the Fall? Use Lessons from Behavioral Science
Forbes

Joshua Liao

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Why Vaccinate People Should Wear Masks Indoors for the Foreseeable Future
Forbes

Joshua Liao

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Persuading People to Get Vaccinated for Covid-19 Means Understanding Why They aren't
Forbes

Joshua Liao

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Why We Need to Change How We Talk about Covid-19 Vaccines
Forbes

Joshua Liao

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Will FDA Approval Increase Covid-19 Vaccination? That Depends on These 3 Things
Forbes

Joshua Liao

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