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Risha Gidwani

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
DepartmentSOM-MED
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ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-3548-2332 Additional info

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    UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CADrPH03/2009Health Economics

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    Dr. Gidwani is a health economist and health services researcher. Her work evaluates the impact of insurance benefit design on quality-of-care, value, and patient financial burden. As a quantitative researcher, she uses both quasi-experimental techniques and simulation modeling in her research.

    Dr. Gidwani is an experienced Principal Investigator, having led many large studies comprised of multi-disciplinary teams. Her work has been published in leading journals including JAMA Health Forum, JAMA Network Open, Health Affairs, and Medical Care. Dr. Gidwani is facile in using a number of large datasets, including Traditional Medicare, commercial insurance claims, HCUP NIS, Medi-Cal, Flatiron, CancerLinq, and VA data, among others.

    In addition to her faculty position at CU SoM, Dr. Gidwani is an Adjunct Senior Researcher at the RAND Corporation and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She also holds secondary appointments in the CU SoM Division of General Internal Medicine and in the Department of Health Systems, Management, and Policy at the Colorado School of Public Health. Dr. Gidwani serves on the Editorial Board of the journals Medical Decision Making and Medical Decision Making Policy & Practice.

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         (Risha Gidwani)
    VA HSR&D
    Value of End-of-Life Cancer Care
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01AGO72057     (Risha Gidwani)
    NIH/NIA
    High-Deductible Health Plans and Receipt of Recommended Medical Care
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
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    1. Gidwani R, Damberg CL. Provider Relief Funds And Hospital Profits. Health Aff (Millwood). 2023 Dec; 42(12):1772. PMID: 38048500.
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    2. Williams CP, Liang MI, Rocque GB, Gidwani R, Caston NE, Pisu M. Cancer-Related Financial Hardship Screening as Part of Practice Transformation. Med Care. 2023 12 01; 61(12 Suppl 2):S116-S121. PMID: 37963030.
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    3. Gidwani R, Damberg CL. Changes in US Hospital Financial Performance During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. JAMA Health Forum. 2023 Jul 07; 4(7):e231928. PMID: 37450295.
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    4. Gidwani R, Uscher-Pines L, Kofner A, Whaley CM. Differences in telehealth during COVID-19 between commercial and Medicaid enrollees. Am J Manag Care. 2023 01; 29(1):19-26. PMID: 36716151.
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    5. Williams CP, Rocque GB, Caston NE, Gallagher KD, Angove RSM, Anderson E, de Moor JS, Halpern MT, Offodile AC, Gidwani R. Health insurance and financial hardship in cancer survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic. PLoS One. 2022; 17(8):e0272740. PMID: 35930603.
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    6. Russell LB, Santos da Silva LL, Fracalossi de Moraes R, Gidwani R, Luz PM, Toscano CM. Effect Of Nonpharmaceutical Interventions On COVID-19 Cases And Deaths In Brazil. Health Aff (Millwood). 2022 07; 41(7):1005-1012. PMID: 35787080.
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    7. Rocque GB, Caston NE, Andrews C, England R, Williams CP, Azuero A, Gallagher K, Angove R, Eaton E, Gidwani R. Vaccine Hesitancy versus Vaccine Behavior in Patients with Chronic Illness. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2022; 33(4):2007-2031. PMID: 36341675.
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    8. Rocque GB, Caston NE, Franks JA, Williams CP, Aswani MS, Azuero A, Gidwani R. Clinical trial representativeness and treatment intensity in a real-world sample of women with early stage breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2021 Dec; 190(3):531-540. PMID: 34585334.
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    9. Gidwani R, Franks JA, Enogela EM, Caston NE, Williams CP, Aswani MS, Azuero A, Rocque GB. Survival in the Real World: A National Analysis of Patients Treated for Early-Stage Breast Cancer. JCO Oncol Pract. 2022 02; 18(2):e235-e249. PMID: 34558316.
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    10. Gidwani R, Asch SM, Needleman J, Faricy-Anderson K, Boothroyd DB, Illarmo S, Lorenz KA, Patel MI, Hsin G, Ramchandran K, Wagner TH. End-of-Life Cost Trajectories in Cancer Patients Treated by Medicare versus the Veterans Health Administration. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 04; 69(4):916-923. PMID: 33368171.
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    11. Gidwani R, Russell LB. Estimating Transition Probabilities from Published Evidence: A Tutorial for Decision Modelers. Pharmacoeconomics. 2020 11; 38(11):1153-1164. PMID: 32797380.
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    12. Gidwani R, Russell LB. Correction to: Estimating Transition Probabilities from Published Evidence: A Tutorial for Decision Modelers. Pharmacoeconomics. 2020 Nov; 38(11):1277. PMID: 32897514.
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    13. Gidwani-Marszowski R, Boothroyd D, Needleman J, Illarmo S, Asch SM. Comorbidity Assessment Is Uneven Across Veterans Health Administration and Medicare for the Same Patient: Implications for Risk Adjustment. Med Care. 2020 08; 58(8):717-721. PMID: 32692137.
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    14. Gidwani-Marszowski R, Faricy-Anderson K, Asch SM, Illarmo S, Ananth L, Patel MI. Potentially avoidable hospitalizations after chemotherapy: Differences across medicare and the Veterans Health Administration. Cancer. 2020 07 15; 126(14):3297-3302. PMID: 32401340.
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    15. Gidwani-Marszowski R, Asch SM, Mor V, Wagner TH, Faricy-Anderson K, Illarmo S, Hsin G, Patel MI, Ramchandran K, Lorenz KA, Needleman J. Health System and Beneficiary Costs Associated With Intensive End-of-Life Medical Services. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 09 04; 2(9):e1912161. PMID: 31560384.
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    16. Gidwani-Marszowski R, Owens DK, Lo J, Goldhaber-Fiebert JD, Asch SM, Barnett PG. The Costs of Hepatitis C by Liver Disease Stage: Estimates from the Veterans Health Administration. Appl Health Econ Health Policy. 2019 08; 17(4):513-521. PMID: 31030359.
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    17. Gidwani-Marszowski R, Kinosian B, Scott W, Phibbs CS, Intrator O. Hospice Care of Veterans in Medicare Advantage and Traditional Medicare: A Risk-Adjusted Analysis. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 08; 66(8):1508-1514. PMID: 30091240.
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    18. Gidwani-Marszowski R, Nevedal AL, Blayney DW, Patel M, Kelly PA, Timko C, Ramchandran K, Murrell SS, Asch SM. Oncologists' Views on Using Value to Guide Cancer Treatment Decisions. Value Health. 2018 08; 21(8):931-937. PMID: 30098670.
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    19. Gidwani-Marszowski R, Needleman J, Mor V, Faricy-Anderson K, Boothroyd DB, Hsin G, Wagner TH, Lorenz KA, Patel MI, Joyce VR, Murrell SS, Ramchandran K, Asch SM. Quality Of End-Of-Life Care Is Higher In The VA Compared To Care Paid For By Traditional Medicare. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 01; 37(1):95-103. PMID: 29309227.
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    20. Gidwani R, Nguyen C, Kofoed A, Carragee C, Rydel T, Nelligan I, Sattler A, Mahoney M, Lin S. Impact of Scribes on Physician Satisfaction, Patient Satisfaction, and Charting Efficiency: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Fam Med. 2017 09; 15(5):427-433. PMID: 28893812.
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    21. Ersek M, Miller SC, Wagner TH, Thorpe JM, Smith D, Levy CR, Gidwani R, Faricy-Anderson K, Lorenz KA, Kinosian B, Mor V. Association between aggressive care and bereaved families' evaluation of end-of-life care for veterans with non-small cell lung cancer who died in Veterans Affairs facilities. Cancer. 2017 Aug 15; 123(16):3186-3194. PMID: 28419414.
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    22. Gidwani R, Nevedal A, Patel M, Blayney DW, Timko C, Ramchandran K, Kelly PA, Asch SM. The Appropriate Provision of Primary versus Specialist Palliative Care to Cancer Patients: Oncologists' Perspectives. J Palliat Med. 2017 04; 20(4):395-403. PMID: 27997278.
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    23. Liu S, Barnett PG, Holodniy M, Lo J, Joyce VR, Gidwani R, Asch SM, Owens DK, Goldhaber-Fiebert JD. Cost-Effectiveness of Treatments for Genotype 1 Hepatitis C Virus Infection in non-VA and VA Populations. MDM Policy Pract. 2016 Jul-Dec; 1. PMID: 29756049.
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    24. Harris AH, Bowe T, Hagedorn H, Nevedal A, Finlay AK, Gidwani R, Rosen C, Kay C, Christopher M. Multifaceted academic detailing program to increase pharmacotherapy for alcohol use disorder: interrupted time series evaluation of effectiveness. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2016 09 15; 11(1):15. PMID: 27633982.
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    25. Ferrari R, Gidwani R. Choosing Wisely: spine imaging. Am J Manag Care. 2016 08 01; 22(8):e302-3. PMID: 27556833.
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    26. Avoundjian T, Gidwani R, Yao D, Lo J, Sinnott P, Thakur N, Barnett PG. Evaluating Two Measures of Lumbar Spine MRI Overuse: Administrative Data Versus Chart Review. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Sep; 13(9):1057-66. PMID: 27344246.
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    27. Gidwani R, Joyce N, Kinosian B, Faricy-Anderson K, Levy C, Miller SC, Ersek M, Wagner T, Mor V. Gap between Recommendations and Practice of Palliative Care and Hospice in Cancer Patients. J Palliat Med. 2016 09; 19(9):957-63. PMID: 27228478.
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    28. Gidwani R, Sinnott P, Avoundjian T, Lo J, Asch SM, Barnett PG. Inappropriate ordering of lumbar spine magnetic resonance imaging: are providers Choosing Wisely? Am J Manag Care. 2016 Feb 01; 22(2):e68-76. PMID: 26881322.
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    29. Mor V, Joyce NR, Cot? DL, Gidwani RA, Ersek M, Levy CR, Faricy-Anderson KE, Miller SC, Wagner TH, Kinosian BP, Lorenz KA, Shreve ST. The rise of concurrent care for veterans with advanced cancer at the end of life. Cancer. 2016 Mar 01; 122(5):782-90. PMID: 26670795.
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    30. Gidwani R, Bhattacharya J. CMS Reimbursement Reform. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Nov; 30(11):1588. PMID: 26179821.
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    31. Gidwani R, Zulman D. Association Between Acute Medical Exacerbations and Consuming or Producing Web-Based Health Information: Analysis From Pew Survey Data. J Med Internet Res. 2015 Jun 23; 17(6):e145. PMID: 26104000.
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    32. Gidwani R, Bhattacharya J. CMS reimbursement reform and the incidence of hospital-acquired pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 May; 30(5):588-96. PMID: 25519222.
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    33. Gidwani R, Barnett PG, Goldhaber-Fiebert JD, Asch SM, Lo J, Dally SK, Owens DK. Uptake and utilization of directly acting antiviral medications for hepatitis C infection in U.S. veterans. J Viral Hepat. 2015 May; 22(5):489-95. PMID: 25417805.
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    34. Veeravagu A, Cole TS, Jiang B, Ratliff JK, Gidwani RA. The use of bone morphogenetic protein in thoracolumbar spine procedures: analysis of the MarketScan longitudinal database. Spine J. 2014 Dec 01; 14(12):2929-37. PMID: 24842396.
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    35. Hoaglin DC, Filonenko A, Glickman ME, Wasiak R, Gidwani R. Use of mixed-treatment-comparison methods in estimating efficacy of treatments for heavy menstrual bleeding. Eur J Med Res. 2013 Jun 21; 18:17. PMID: 23786677.
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    36. Ganz ML, Shah D, Gidwani R, Filonenko A, Su W, Pocoski J, Law A. The cost-effectiveness of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system for the treatment of idiopathic heavy menstrual bleeding in the United States. Value Health. 2013 Mar-Apr; 16(2):325-33. PMID: 23538185.
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    37. Gidwani R, Khan ZM, Fenaux P, Beach CL, Pashos CL. A cost-effectiveness analysis of using azacitidine vs. decitabine in treating patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. J Med Econ. 2012; 15(1):145-54. PMID: 21988635.
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    38. Gidwani R, Goetz MB, Kominski G, Asch S, Mattocks K, Samet JH, Justice A, Gandhi N, Needleman J. A budget impact analysis of rapid human immunodeficiency virus screening in Veterans Administration emergency departments. J Emerg Med. 2012 Jun; 42(6):719-26. PMID: 21277144.
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    39. Chen JC, Goetz MB, Feld JE, Taylor A, Anaya H, Burgess J, Flores Rde M, Gidwani RA, Knapp H, Ocampo EH, Asch SM. A provider participatory implementation model for HIV testing in an ED. Am J Emerg Med. 2011 May; 29(4):418-26. PMID: 20825814.
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