2023 Junior Investigator Award
The Junior Investigator Award winner led the Post-discharge Early Assessment with Remote video Link (PEARL) randomized clinical trial to improve post-discharge outcomes.
Sagar Dugani, MD, PhD, MPH, FHM, is an assistant professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic Rochester, where he also serves as research chair in the Division of Hospital Internal Medicine. He completed residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and a fellowship at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Dugani served as a Consultant to The World Bank in Washington DC to develop metrics for health systems in low- and middle- income countries. He directs the Hospital Experiences to Advance Goals and Outcomes Network (HEXAGON), a research network for hospital internal medicine across Mayo Clinic sites in Minnesota, Arizona, Wisconsin, and Florida. Through HEXAGON, he leads the longitudinal COVID-19 well-being survey for hospitalists.
Dr. Dugani led the Post-discharge Early Assessment with Remote video Link (PEARL) randomized clinical trial to improve post-discharge outcomes, and serves as Principal Investigator of Hospital Internal Medicine Patient Reported Outcomes Versus Experiences (Hospital IMPROVE) to improve the experience of hospitalized patients.
Through a career development award from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), he leads the Rural Patient Risks and Exposures for Diabetes Control (Rural PREDICT) Study to characterize rural-urban disparities in diabetes care and improve risk prediction for diabetes in the US Midwest. Dr. Dugani is a member of the SHM Research Committee and the ‘Patient Experience’ and ‘Rural Hospitalists’ Special Interest Groups.
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