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Ahsan Arozullah, M.D., M.P.H.

Ahsan Arozullah, M.D., M.P.H.

Current Position:
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Education and Training:
Northwestern University Medical School (MD '92)
Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center (Residency)
Harvard School of Public Health (Fellowship, MPH '98)

Areas of Interest:
Preoperative Pulmonary Evaluation
Health Literacy
Social Support
Racial Disparities

Current Academic and/or Research Activities:
Dr. Arozullah's major research interests include measuring hospital quality of care and the impact of patient literacy and social support on healthcare utilization. His initial work focused on developing predictive models for postoperative pulmonary complications and mortality from HIV-associated pneumonia.

Recent Publications:

Arozullah AM, Calhoun EA, Wolf M, Finley D, Fitzner KA, Heckinger EA, Gorby NS, Schumock GT, Bennett C. The financial burden of cancer: Estimates from a study of insured women with breast cancer. Journal of Supportive Oncology, 2005; in press.

Moxon D, Raza M, Kenney RE, Arozullah AM, Mason J, Carroll RE. Aging and Tobacco use are linked to the development of aberrant crypt foci in the human colon. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2005; in press.

Wolf M, Davis T, Arozullah AM, Penn R, Arnold C, Sugar M, Bennett C. Relation between literacy and HIV treatment knowledge among patients on HAART regimens. AIDS Care, 2005; in press.

Lee SY, Arozullah AM, Cho YI. Health literacy, social support, and health: A research agenda. Social Science and Medicine, 2004; 58, (7):1309-1321.

Arozullah AM, Khuri SF, Henderson WG, Daley JD. The development and validation of a multifactorial risk index for predicting postoperative pneumonia following major non-cardiac surgery. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2001; 135:847-857.


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