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Chanmi Park, MD, MPH

  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
  • Research Fellow in Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Faculty

Dr. Park is a geriatrician and clinical investigator with clinical and research expertise in geriatric pharmacoepidemiology and health services research. Her goal is to improve the transition of care process by adapting innovative care interventions and safe medicine use for older adults with frailty. 

Dr. Park has conducted a prospective cohort study enrolling 201 older patients to examine the clinical and functional outcomes of older adults hospitalized with pneumonia. She found that functional decline was common, regardless of the pneumonia severity, particularly in those with frailty.

To better understand the issues around the care transition period, Dr. Park conducted a qualitative study of health care professionals to investigate barriers in transitional care management from a hospital to the community after acute illness. The study provided an in-depth understanding of the unmet discharge planning needs for older adults.

Dr. Park’s research interests also include geriatric pharmacoepidemiology and the safety of medications in acute and post-acute care settings. She has used a national inpatient database to study the in-hospital adverse events associated with gabapentin use after major surgery.

Currently, she is analyzing the outcomes of anticoagulant and statin intensity in older adults with frailty using Medicare data. 

View a complete list of publications on My Bibliography NCBI.

Key Publications:

Park CM, Oh G, Lee H, Jung HW, Lee E, Jang IY, Kim DH. Multicomponent Intervention and Long-Term Disability in Older Adults: A Nonrandomized Prospective Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Mar;69(3):669-677. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16926. Epub 2020 Nov 5. PMID: 33155305; PMCID: PMC7969416

Park CM, Kim W, Rhim HC, Lee ES, Kim JH, Cho KH, Kim DH. Frailty and hospitalization-associated disability after pneumonia: A prospective cohort study. BMC Geriatr. 2021 Feb 5;21(1):111. doi: 10.1186/s12877-021-02049-5. PMID: 33546614; PMCID: PMC7864132

Park CM, Han SJ, Lee JH, Lim J, do Moon S, Moon H, Lee SY, Kim H, Jang IY, Jung HW. A focus group interview with health professionals: establishing efficient transition care plan for older adult patients in Korea. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Mar 26;22(1):397. doi: 10.1186/s12913-022-07802-z. PMID: 35337330; PMCID: PMC8957176

Park CM, Inouye SK, Marcantonio ER, Metzger E, Bateman BT, Lie JJ, Lee SB, Levin R, Kim DH. Perioperative Gabapentin Use and In-Hospital Adverse Clinical Events Among Older Adults After Major Surgery. JAMA Intern Med.2022;182(11):1117-1127. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2022.3680 PMID:36121671; PMCID: PMC9586639.

2020Young Investigator Award
Korean Geriatrics Society
2022Best Abstract Award  
American Geriatrics Society
2022Scientist-in-Training Award  
American Geriatrics Society 

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