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Penelope S Pekow, PhD


Division of Healthcare Quality

  • Biostatistician, Center for Quality of Care Research

  • Director of Biostatistics Consulting Center, Univeristy of Massachusetts-Amherst

  • Research Assistant Professor, Univeristy of Massachusetts-Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

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  • PhD, Biostatistics
    University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Areas of Interest

  • Collaboration with clinicians on the design and implementation of research studies

  • Analysis of data for health services and clinical research

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Selected Publications

  • Lindenauer PK, Rothberg M, Pekow P, Kenwood C, Benjamin EM, Auerbach A. Outcomes of Care by Hospitalists, General Internists, and Family Physicians. New Engl Journal of Medicine 2007;357:2589-600.

  • Lindenauer PK, Chehabeddine RS, Pekow PS, Fitzgerald J, Benjamin EM. The Impact of Hospitalists on the Quality of Care of Patients with Congestive Heart Failure. Arch Int Med 2002;162:1251-1256.

  • Lindenauer PK, Benjamin EM, Fitzgerald J, Pekow PS, Naglieri-Prescod D. The Role of the Institutional Review Board in Quality Improvement: A survey of Quality Officers, IRB Chairs and Journal Editors. American Journal of Medicine 2003;113:575-579.

  • Fordyce J, Blank D, Pekow P, Smithline H, Ritter G, Gelbach S, Benjamin E, Henneman P. Errors in a busy Emergency Department. Ann Emerg Med 2003;42:324-333.

  • Lindenauer PK, Pekow P, Wang K, Gutierrez B, Benjamin EM. Lipid-Lowering Therapy and In-Hospital Mortality Following Major Noncardiac Surgery. JAMA 2004;291:2092-2099.

  • Lindenauer PK, Mathew M, Ntuli TS, Pekow P, Fitzgerald J, Benjamin EM. Use of Antihypertensive Agents in the Management of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke. Neurology 2004;63:318-323.

  • Hooven F, Gehlbach S, Pekow P, Bertone E, Benjamin E. Follow-up Treatment for Osteoporosis after Fracture. Osteoporos Int 2005;16:296-301.