Salimah Meghani in Consumer Reports and AAAS EurekaAlert!
University of Pennsylvania Nursing School Associate Professor and LDI Senior Fellow Salimah Meghani is featured in an article in Consumer Reports about physicians who dismissed pain symptoms based on patients' race, geneder or age.
Meghani, PhD, MBE, RN, FAAN, an Associate Director of the Newcourtland Center for Transitions and Health, is simultaneously featured in the American Association for the Advancement of Science's EurekaAlert!.
In the Consumer Reports piece, she comments on her 2012 study of racial disparities in the prescribing of pain medicines. The AAAS EurekaAlert! item is about Meghani's work in influencing the clarification of the Centers for Disease Control's guidelines on opioid prescribing.
Meghani is the past Chair of the American Pain Society's Pain Disparities Special Interest Group and serves on the editorial board of Pain Medicine, the official journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. She is also a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine planning committee, Pain and Symptom Management for People with Serious Illness in the Context of the Opioid Epidemic.