Emerging Scholars Exchange Program: Erica Farrand, MD

The Power of Real-World Data in ILD: Answering Today’s Questions Today
Open to Penn affiliates

12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m. ET April 20, 2023 In-Person Event

Biomedical Research Building, Room #252, 421 Curie Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA

This talk will provide an overview of the value and emerging role of real world data in shaping health care delivery in interstitial lung disease (ILD). Examples will include: 1. Machine learning tools in ILD designed to support population health studies across diverse practice settings and 2. Integration of digital health data (remote spirometry and and oximetry) into clinical practice.


Erica Farrand, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep, Allergy and Sleep Medicine, University of California San Francisco

Dr. Erica Farrand is a pulmonologist and critical care physician who specializes in diagnosing and managing advanced lung diseases. Her primary interest is in caring for patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD). Farrand’s research focuses on how best to manage patients with ILD, and how management impacts quality of life and survival rates. She is particularly interested in how to engage patients, caregivers and medical providers in improving health care delivery to individuals with ILD. Farrand belongs to the American Thoracic Society.

Farrand earned her medical degree at Columbia University’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she also completed a residency in internal medicine. She completed a fellowship in pulmonology and critical care medicine at UCSF.

Co-sponsored with the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care and the Interstitial Lung Disease and Sarcoidosis Program at Penn Medicine

The Emerging Scholars Exchange Program is a collaborative program with peer universities developed to provide professional development opportunities for early career faculty. Conceived by the Faculty Development Committee at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation (IHPI), the Exchange Program is a collaboration between IHPI, Penn LDI, and UCSF’s Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.