Project Title/Research Interests: Associations between California County-Level Social Spending and Local Health Care Utilization and Variations in Health Outcomes

Dr. Shaw Natsui is an emergency medicine physician with an interest in urban health, public policy, and the use of data science to improve clinical care and population health. He trained at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. During residency, his research focused on acute stroke care for non-English-preferring patients, predictive analytics and machine learning approaches to improving diagnosis, and the ED patient experience. He also helped organize collaborative efforts to improve the ED care for vulnerable patients, particularly those facing housing insecurity. Dr. Natsui is interested in improving the quality of acute care delivery and access to care for limited-resource populations. He plans to focus on the implementation science of leveraging health services research to inform and lead multidisciplinary interventions and policies on the local, state, and national levels.

Natsui S, Sun BC, Shen E, Redberg RF, Ferencik M, Lee MS, Musigdilok V, Wu YL, Zheng C, Kawatkar AA, Sharp AL. Higher Emergency Physician Chest Pain Hospitalization Rates Do Not Lead to Improved Patient Outcomes. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2021 Jan;14(1):e006297. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.119.006297. Epub 2021 Jan 12. PMID: 33430609; PMCID: PMC7855368.

Zheng C, Sun BC, Wu YL, Lee MS, Shen E, Redberg RF, Ferencik M, Natsui S, Kawatkar AA, Musigdilok VV, Sharp AL. Automated Identification and Extraction of Exercise Treadmill Test Results. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 Mar 3;9(5):e014940. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.119.014940. Epub 2020 Feb 21. PMID: 32079480; PMCID: PMC7335560.

Natsui S, Sun BC, Shen E, Wu YL, Redberg RF, Lee MS, Ferencik M, Zheng C, Kawatkar AA, Gould MK, Sharp AL. Evaluation of Outpatient Cardiac Stress Testing After Emergency Department Encounters for Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome. Ann Emerg Med. 2019 Aug;74(2):216-223. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2019.01.027. Epub 2019 Apr 5. PMID: 30955986; PMCID: PMC6650312.

Sharp AL, Baecker AS, Shen E, Redberg R, Lee MS, Ferencik M, Natsui S, Zheng C, Kawatkar A, Gould MK, Sun BC. Effect of a HEART Care Pathway on Chest Pain Management Within an Integrated Health System. Ann Emerg Med. 2019 Aug;74(2):171-180. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2019.01.007. Epub 2019 Feb 21. PMID: 30797573; PMCID: PMC6650318.