Judith Long

Senior Fellow

Judith Long, MD

  • Professor, Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Judith Long, MD is a Professor of Medicine and the Chief of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She is a former Director of the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) at the Corporal Michael J. Cresenz VA Medical Center. Dr. Long has extensive experience directing clinical research trials to improve outcomes for vulnerable patients with chronic diseases. Her recent research has focused on interventions to reduce disparities in health using peer mentors, community health workers, technology, and behavioral incentives both within and outside of the VA health system. As a Division Chief, Dr. Long actively supports a learning health system approach to testing, scaling, and sustaining efforts to improve outcomes and reduce disparities in care for all patients and actively champions the use of equity-specific quality goals, equity dashboards, technology, nudges, and community health workers to achieve these goals. Dr. Long also actively engages in training health services and policy researchers and has extensive experience mentoring fellows and junior faculty. She is currently an active mentor of several NIH and VA- funded career development award recipients.

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