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The goal of the Applied Research Collaborative for Hospitalists (ARCH) specialty group is to create and sustain a regionwide community of HBS physician researchers who collaborate on research activities and develop system-changing ideas. We endeavor to mentor, educate, and support HBS physicians with limited research experience who are interested in collaborating or starting their own projects. With this research network, we will improve patient outcomes by collaborating with local and regional leaders to translate research results into action.

Popular research topics include: complex patients, readmissions, bedside ultrasound, specialist consultants, delirium, outpatient follow-up after discharge, coordinating care using technology, inpatient diabetes management, symptom management, electronic health record use, transitions of care.


​Physicians Involved in Research


Sunitha Annamaneni, MD
Walnut Creek Medical Center
Brittany Ashlock, MD
Walnut Creek Medical Center
Rachna Bali, DO
San Leandro Medical Center
Somalee Banerjee, MD, MPH
Oakland Medical Center
Ahmad Basharmal, MD
Vallejo Medical Center
Ruth Bertsch, MD
Sacramento Medical Center
Jose Camaro, MD
Fremont Medical Center
Gary Chu, MD
South Sacramento Medical Center
Sean Deane, MD
South Sacramento Medical Center
Willard Ellis, MD
Roseville Medical Center
Hayssam Hajar, MD
Roseville Medical Center
Shainy Hegde, MD
Roseville Medical Center
Robert Jobe, MD
Roseville Medical Center
Shafia Khan, MD
Roseville Medical Center
John Lee, MD
South San Francisco Medical Center
Farida Madraswala, MD
Roseville Medical Center
Lindsay Mazotti, MD
Oakland Medical Center
Katherine McLane, MD
Oakland Medical Center
Addisu Mengesha, MD
Antioch Medical Center
Kenny Mok, MD
San Francisco Medical Center
Shalin Pandya, DO
Roseville Medical Center
Nardine Riegels, MD
Oakland Medical Center
Sophia Virani, MD
Oakland Medical Center
Jonathan Weiner, MD
Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

Ongoing and Completed Hospital Medicine Projects, All Funding Mechanisms

Association of Primary Care Telemedicine Follow-Up on Post Hospital Discharge Readmission Risk Prior to and During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Michael Yoo | CH | Ongoing

Surveillance in the management of patients with subsegmental pulmonary embolism
Maheswari Balasubramanian | CH | Ongoing

Systems Based Practice Innovation
Lindsay Mazotti (PI), Somalee Banerjee et al | Other | Ongoing

Trend in treatment location of patients with Covid-19 infection in an integrated health system
Laura Myers, Kevin Ng | TAP | Ongoing

A Phase 3 Randomized Study to Evaluate the Safety and Antiviral Activity of Remdesivir (GS-5734™) in Participants with Moderate COVID-19
Jacek Skarbinski (PI), Somalee Banerjee et al | Industry | Completed

A Phase 3 Randomized Study to Evaluate the Safety and Antiviral Activity of Remdesivir (GS-5734™) in Participants with Severe COVID-19
Jacek Skarbinski (PI), Somalee Banerjee et al | Industry | Completed

A Phase 3 Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Remdesivir (GS-5734™) Treatment of COVID-19 in an Outpatient Setting
Jacek Skarbinski (PI), Somalee Banerjee et al | Industry | Completed

Clinical Effects of an Electronic Health Record Based Integrated Smoking Cessation Intervention at Hospital Discharge
Somalee Banerjee | CH | Completed

Comparative Outcomes and Safety Associated with Implementation of a Subcutaneous Insulin Protocol for Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Priya Rao | CH | Completed

HOME study : Hospital Utilization by Patients Experiencing Homelessness
Julie Schmittdiel (PI), Somalee Banerjee et al | CB | Completed

Improving ARDS care
Greg Marelich, Vincent Liu | DSGP | Completed

Inpatient outcomes associated with regional implementation of a benzodiazepine-sparing alcohol withdrawal orderset
Vincent Liu | TAP | Completed

Performance Characteristics of a New Algorithm for the Evaluation and Management of Febrile Young Infants
Beverly Young, Tara Greenhow | CH | Completed

Predicting Need for Hospital Beds to Reduce Emergency Department Boarding
Lirong Cheng, Megan Tapia, Mike Page, Kim Menzel, Will Ellis (PI) | Other | Completed

Predictors of Serious Bacterial Infection and Invasive Bacterial Infection in Febrile Infants 7-60 Days Old
Beverly Young. Tara Greenhow | CH | Completed

The Effect of Fluid Status on Outcomes in Severe Sepsis: The EF SOS Study
Michael Yoo | CH | Completed

VentViz: mechanical ventilation and ARDS care through data visualization
Greg Marelich, Vincent Liu | DSGP | Completed