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Alon Peltz, M.D.

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Vanderbilt UniversityMD
Vanderbilt UniversityMBA
Yale UniversityMHS

Overview
Alon Peltz, MD MBA MHS is a health services researcher who studies health insurance policy and health disparities. His research spans the domains of social determinants of health, quality measurement, and risk-prediction modeling. His current work focuses on measuring equity in telehealth service use during the COVID-19 pandemic, enhancing clinical risk-prediction models by incorporating robust social data, and identifying racial bias in machine learning algorithms. He is the Medical Director for Health Equity at Point32Health where he supports efforts to improve quality of care and reduce health disparities. Prior to joining the Department of Population Medicine, Dr. Peltz served as Associate Medical Director for Payment and Care Delivery Innovation for Massachusetts Medicaid (MassHealth), where he helped lead quality programs for Medicaid ACO, MCO, and Community Partner Programs. His work with the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation has contributed to the development of the CMS Disparity Methods, which are now used to measure equity in outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries in all U.S. acute care hospitals. Dr. Peltz received his MD and MBA degrees from Vanderbilt University where he graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He received his clinical training at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Peltz went on to complete health services research fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University, where he studied public policy changes related to the Affordable Care Act and impacts on cost, quality, and affordability. He has worked as a visiting researcher at the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission and the CMS Innovation Center. Dr. Peltz is a general pediatrician and sees patients at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Research
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  1. K23HL155425 (PELTZ, ALON) Jan 15, 2021 - Dec 31, 2025
    NIH
    Sociomarkers to Predict Asthma Control and Emergency Room Visits (SPACER)
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. (ALON PELTZ) Jan 1, 2021 - Jun 30, 2022
    Massachusetts Association of Health Plans
    Web-based Inequities Formed during the covId-19 pandemic (WIFI Study)
    Role Description: The goal of this study is to examine equity in telehealth use before and since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic

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  1. Hero JO, Sinaiko AD, Peltz A, Kingsdale J, Galbraith AA. In New England, Partisan Differences In ACA Marketplace Participation And Potential Financial Harm. Health Aff (Millwood). 2021 09; 40(9):1420-1429. PMID: 34495735.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Galbraith AA, Ross-Degnan D, Zhang F, Wu AC, Sinaiko A, Peltz A, Xu X, Wallace J, Wharam JF. Controller Medication Use and Exacerbations for Children and Adults With Asthma in High-Deductible Health Plans. JAMA Pediatr. 2021 Aug 01; 175(8):807-816. PMID: 33970186.
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  3. Galbraith AA, Ross-Degnan D, Zhang F, Wu AC, Sinaiko A, LeCates RF, Wallace J, Peltz A, Wharam JF. Association of Controller Use and Exacerbations for High-Deductible Plan Enrollees with and without Family Members with Asthma. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 07; 18(7):1255-1260. PMID: 33529568.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Marin JR, Rodean J, Mannix RC, Hall M, Alpern ER, Aronson PL, Chaudhari PP, Cohen E, Freedman SB, Morse RB, Peltz A, Samuels-Kalow M, Shah SS, Simon HK, Neuman MI. Association of Clinical Guidelines and Decision Support with Computed Tomography Use in Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. J Pediatr. 2021 Aug; 235:178-183.e1. PMID: 33894265.
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  5. Peltz A, Kan K, Garg A, Pomerantz A, Bilaver LA, Davis MM. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Managed Care Enrollment Among US Children. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Apr 01; 4(4):e214162. PMID: 33797553.
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  6. Sinaiko AD, Hayes M, Kingsdale J, Peltz A, Galbraith AA. Understanding Consumer Experiences and Insurance Outcomes Following Plan Disenrollment in the Nongroup Insurance Market. Med Care Res Rev. 2021 Mar 16; 1077558721998910. PMID: 33724071.
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  7. Marin JR, Rodean J, Hall M, Alpern ER, Aronson PL, Chaudhari PP, Cohen E, Freedman SB, Morse RB, Peltz A, Samuels-Kalow M, Shah SS, Simon HK, Neuman MI. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Emergency Department Diagnostic Imaging at US Children's Hospitals, 2016-2019. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 01 04; 4(1):e2033710. PMID: 33512517.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Wisk LE, Peltz A, Galbraith AA. Changes in Health Care-Related Financial Burden for US Families With Children Associated With the Affordable Care Act. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Nov 01; 174(11):1032-1040. PMID: 32986093.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  9. Synhorst DC, Hall M, Harris M, Gay JC, Peltz A, Auger KA, Teufel RJ, Macy ML, Neuman MI, Simon HK, Shah SS, Lutmer J, Eghtesady P, Pavuluri P, Morse RB. Hospital Observation Status and Readmission Rates. Pediatrics. 2020 11; 146(5). PMID: 33067343.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Peltz A, Rogers S, Garg A. An Equity Lens for Identifying and Addressing Social Needs Within Pediatric Value-Based Care. Pediatrics. 2020 10; 146(4). PMID: 32948658.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Peltz A, Rogers S, Garg A. Limiting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Eligibility May Increase Sudden Death-Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 09 01; 180(9):1260. PMID: 32897382.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Marin JR, Rodean J, Hall M, Alpern ER, Aronson PL, Chaudhari PP, Cohen E, Freedman SB, Morse RB, Peltz A, Samuels-Kalow M, Shah SS, Simon HK, Neuman MI. Trends in Use of Advanced Imaging in Pediatric Emergency Departments, 2009-2018. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 09 01; 174(9):e202209. PMID: 32761186.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Peltz A, Rogers S, Garg A. Limiting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Eligibility May Increase Sudden Death-Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 Jul 06. PMID: 32628245.
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  14. Brenner MJ, Pandian V, Milliren CE, Graham DA, Zaga C, Morris LL, Bedwell JR, Das P, Zhu H, Lee Y Allen J, Peltz A, Chin K, Schiff BA, Randall DM, Swords C, French D, Ward E, Sweeney JM, Warrillow SJ, Arora A, Narula A, McGrath BA, Cameron TS, Roberson DW. Global Tracheostomy Collaborative: data-driven improvements in patient safety through multidisciplinary teamwork, standardisation, education, and patient partnership. Br J Anaesth. 2020 07; 125(1):e104-e118. PMID: 32456776.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Peltz A, Galbraith AA, Rogers S, Walsh R, Garg A. Socioeconomic and Health Characteristics of Families at Risk for Losing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 04 01; 180(4):604-605. PMID: 32150242.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Peltz A, Garg A. Food Insecurity and Health Care Use. Pediatrics. 2019 10; 144(4). PMID: 31501238.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Cohen E, Rodean J, Diong C, Hall M, Freedman SB, Aronson PL, Simon HK, Marin JR, Samuels-Kalow M, Alpern ER, Morse RB, Shah SS, Peltz A, Neuman MI. Low-Value Diagnostic Imaging Use in the Pediatric Emergency Department in the United States and Canada. JAMA Pediatr. 2019 Aug 01; 173(8):e191439. PMID: 31157877.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    
  18. Auger KA, Harris JM, Gay JC, Teufel R, McClead RE, Neuman MI, Agrawal R, Simon HK, Peltz A, Tejedor-Sojo J, Morse RB, Del Beccaro MA, Fieldston E, Shah SS. Progress (?) Toward Reducing Pediatric Readmissions. J Hosp Med. 2019 10 01; 14(10):618-621. PMID: 31251150.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Shumskiy I, Richardson T, Brar S, Hall M, Cox J, Crofton C, Peltz A, Samuels-Kalow M, Alpern ER, Neuman MI, Berry JG. Well-Child Visits of Medicaid-Insured Children with Medical Complexity. J Pediatr. 2018 08; 199:223-230.e2. PMID: 29752175.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Samuels-Kalow M, Peltz A, Rodean J, Hall M, Alpern ER, Aronson PL, Berry JG, Shaw KN, Morse RB, Freedman SB, Cohen E, Simon HK, Shah SS, Katsogridakis Y, Neuman MI. Predicting Low-Resource-Intensity Emergency Department Visits in Children. Acad Pediatr. 2018 04; 18(3):297-304. PMID: 29331346.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Peltz A, Samuels-Kalow ME, Rodean J, Hall M, Alpern ER, Aronson PL, Berry JG, Shaw KN, Morse RB, Freedman SB, Cohen E, Simon HK, Shah SS, Katsogridakis Y, Neuman MI. Characteristics of Children Enrolled in Medicaid With High-Frequency Emergency Department Use. Pediatrics. 2017 Sep; 140(3). PMID: 28765381.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Peltz A, Davidoff AJ, Gross CP, Rosenthal MS. Low-Income Children With Chronic Conditions Face Increased Costs If Shifted From CHIP To Marketplace Plans. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 04 01; 36(4):616-625. PMID: 28373326.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Toomey SL, Peltz A, Loren S, Tracy M, Williams K, Pengeroth L, Ste Marie A, Onorato S, Schuster MA. Potentially Preventable 30-Day Hospital Readmissions at a Children's Hospital. Pediatrics. 2016 08; 138(2). PMID: 27449421.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Peltz A, Wu CL, White ML, Wilson KM, Lorch SA, Thurm C, Hall M, Berry JG. Characteristics of Rural Children Admitted to Pediatric Hospitals. Pediatrics. 2016 05; 137(5). PMID: 27244794.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Peltz A, Hall M, Rubin DM, Mandl KD, Neff J, Brittan M, Cohen E, Hall DE, Kuo DZ, Agrawal R, Berry JG. Hospital Utilization Among Children With the Highest Annual Inpatient Cost. Pediatrics. 2016 Feb; 137(2):e20151829. PMID: 26783324.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Hughes LS, Peltz A, Conway PH. State innovation model initiative: a state-led approach to accelerating health care system transformation. JAMA. 2015 Apr 07; 313(13):1317-8. PMID: 25730488.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Gorrindo P, Peltz A, Ladner TR, Reddy I, Miller BM, Miller RF, Fowler MJ. Medical students as health educators at a student-run free clinic: improving the clinical outcomes of diabetic patients. Acad Med. 2014 Apr; 89(4):625-31. PMID: 24556762.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Peltz A, Sherwani SI, Kotha SR, Mazerik JN, O'Connor Butler ES, Kuppusamy ML, Hagele T, Magalang UJ, Kuppusamy P, Marsh CB, Parinandi NL. Calcium and calmodulin regulate mercury-induced phospholipase D activation in vascular endothelial cells. Int J Toxicol. 2009 May-Jun; 28(3):190-206. PMID: 19546257.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  29. Mazerik JN, Mikkilineni H, Kuppusamy VA, Steinhour E, Peltz A, Marsh CB, Kuppusamy P, Parinandi NL. Mercury activates phospholipase a(2) and induces formation of arachidonic Acid metabolites in vascular endothelial cells. Toxicol Mech Methods. 2007; 17(9):541-57. PMID: 20020881.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    
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